Housing & Community Development

The Department of Housing & Community Development coordinates programs funded through federal and state grants to assist Miami's economically disadvantaged residents and neighborhoods. Through cooperative partnerships with the public and private sectors, the Department oversees the divisions of Housing and Administrative Services, which are dedicated to giving low-income residents access to the region's economic growth and prosperity. 


Department Head

George Mensah

Our Department is based at the One Flagler Building, located at 14 NE 1 Ave., Miami, FL 33132, on the Second Floor. Public parking is available for visitors at two nearby municipal locations a few blocks away, both managed by the Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Access to these parking locations is accessible via NE 2 Street, which is a one-way street that only heads east. Please look for the MPA logo signs outside these lots as privately owned parking lots can charge higher fees. Below are details for the MPA parking locations which are both within an easy walking distance of our Department offices. If you have additional questions or require assistance, please call our main line at 305-416-2080.

Sobre nuestra localizacion 

Nuestro Departamento esta ubicado en el Edificio One Flagler, Segundo Piso, que se encuentra en la 14 NE 1 Avenida, Miami, FL 33132. Las opciones de estacionamientos municipales para visitantes a este edificio quedan a pocas cuadras del edificio y son administrados por el Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Puede llegar a estos estacionamientos utilizando la NE 2 St., la cual es de una sola via hacia el este. Por favor, busque el logo del MPA ya que los lotes privados pueden cobrar precios mas altos para estacionar vehi­culos.  Los datos sobre estos estacionamientos municipales que se encuentran a una moda distancia caminable de nuestra oficina, estan abajo. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, o requiere asistencia favor llamar a nuestra li­nea principal al 305-416-2080.  

Ki kote nou sitye

Depatman nou baze nan Bilding One Flagler, ki sitye a 14 NE 1 Ave., Miami, FL 33132, sou Dezyèm Etaj la. Gen garaj pakin piblik disponib pou vizitè yo nan de kote lokal ki tou pre kèk blòk distans, tou de jere pa Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Aksè nan lokal pakin sa yo aksesib via NE 2 Street, ki se yon lari yon sèl-direksyon ki ale sèlman nan direksyon lès. Tanpri chache siy logo MPA yo deyò pakin sa yo kòm pakin prive ka chaje frè pi wo. Anba la a se detay pou lokasyon pakin MPA ki tou de nan yon distans ki fasil pou mache a pye nan biwo Depatman nou yo. Si ou gen lòt kesyon oswa bezwen asistans, tanpri rele liy prensipal nou an nan 305-416-2080.

Parking Options/Opciones de Estacionamiento / Espas pou Opsyon

Option #1: College Station Garage (Garage #3)
190 NE 3 St., Miami, FL 33132
Entrance to and exit from this garage are available along NE 2 St. (east bound) and along NE 3 St. (west bound).

Opcion #1: College Station Garage (Garage #3)
Puede entrar al estacionamiento cubierto por la NE 2 St. y tambien la NE 3 St. 

  • Free First 1/2 Hour
  • $4.00 1/2 Hour to 1 Hour
  • $4.00 Additional Hour

Opsyon #1: Garaj College Station (Garaj #3) 
Antre ak sòti ladan’l disponib sou NE 2 St. (nan direksyon lès) ak sou NE 3 St. (nan direksyon lwès).

  • Premye ½ èdtan gratis
  •  $4.00 1/2 èdtan a 1 èdtan 
  •  $4.00 Chak èdtan an plis


Option #2: Lot 41 (surface lot, not covered)

120 NE 2 St., Miami, FL 33132

  • $4.00 5 min - 1 hour
  • $2.00 Additional Hour

Opcion #2: Lote 41, estacionamiento descubierto

120 NE 2 St., Miami, FL 33132

  • $4.00 5 min - 1 Hora
  • $2.00 Hora Adicional

Opsyon #2: Lot 41 (pakin bo lari, ki pa kouvri)ʉۢ

120 NE 2 St., Miami, FL 33132 

  • $4.00 5 min – 1 èdtan
  • $2.00 èdtan an plis 


Option #3: Curbside street parking.
A few street/curb side parking spots exist and are identified along the south side of NE 2 Street. Should you locate one, these charge $1.75 the hour. 

Valet parking is available along the front of the building at the visitor's expense. It is $10 for the first 30 minutes and $15 for the day. 

Opcion #3: Aparcamiento en la calle en la acera
Hay algunos espacios de estacionamiento designados que corren al lado de la NE 2 Street con un cargo de $1.75 la hora. 

Hay estacionamiento valet a la entrada de nuestro edificio pero el visitante es responsable por el gasto completo que es $10 por los primeros 30 minutos, y $15 al di­a. 

Opsyon #3: Pakin bo lari a. 

Gen kèk plas pakin bo lari a sou bo sid nan NE 2 Street. Si ou ta jwenn you, sa yo chaje $1.75 pa è. 

Opportunity Zones (OZ) were established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 aimed at spurring economic development and job creation in distressed communities throughout the country. The Act allows for Qualified Opportunity Funds, which are private sector investment vehicles that invest at least 90 percent of eligible capital in Opportunity Zones. Investors in a Qualified Opportunity Fund defer all, or part, of their tax gains either when the investment is sold or exchanged at a gain, or by Dec. 31, 2026. If the investment is held for a full 10 years, the opportunity zone tax reduction is 15%. The concept behind Opportunity Zones is that the longer the investment is held, the lighter the tax burden.

The IRS published a list of more than 8,700 census tracts designated by the Secretary of the Treasury as qualified opportunity zones in the 50 states and U.S. territories: https://www.cdfifund.gov/Pages/Opportunity-Zones.aspx. There are 60+ tracts in Miami-Dade County that qualify as OZs and 20-some tracts located in the City of Miami. In order to see the OZs within City of Miami limits, please use the following link:

Opportunity Zone Map

For the most common questions and answers on the OZ program in general, please visit the IRS’ website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions


Request for Proposals & Qualifications

The City of Miami Department of Housing & Community Development posts formal solicitations on this website to inform the general public, non-profit agencies, for-profit organizations and other local municipalities of possible funding opportunities. Interested parties who participate in our formal competitive process shall be solely responsible for checking this website for any issuance of addendums and to receive updated information. 

View RFPs 

NOTE: These RFPs only refer to Housing & Community Development programs, if you're looking for Procurement RFPS & Contracts, you can visit this page

About Worker Cooperatives

The Department of Housing & Community Development is representing the City of Miami in the inaugural Shared Equity in Economic Development (SEED) Fellowship promoting Worker Cooperative programs in cities across the nation. The effort - which also includes the cities of Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Durham -  is made possible with assistance from the National League of Cities (NLC) and Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI). 

The City Commission recently passed a resolution funding three (3) non-profit agencies to help market sustainable employee-to-owner business conversions in Miami. Traditional small business models in other parts of the country have successfully been converted into worker cooperatives, where employees ultimately own the business and are invested in its success. Employee-ownership efforts have proven to help cities retain established, legacy businesses, local jobs and capital. With the recent passage of federal legislation known as the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, cities will have expanded avenues for implementing employee ownership.

Should your business be interested in learning more about Worker Co-ops, please contact one of the local partners below.  

2315 NW 107th Ave., Office #1M17
Miami FL 33172
(786) 329-5830

Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Inc.
5120 NW 24th Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Partners For Self-Employment, Inc.
Contact: Maria Coto
3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 215
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 438-1407