- HUD Federal Grant Programs
- FHFC State Grant Program
- DEO State Grant Programs
- DOE State Grant Program
- DOEA State Grant Program
- GOB County Bond Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides the City of Hialeah with an annual allocation of funding for the execution of three separate federal grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program grant has the primary objective to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, as well as support the creation of programs geared to assist low and moderate-income families and individuals, augmenting and fostering economic growth. Throughout this program, the City has been able to create and strengthen linkages between all levels of government, the private sector, other non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations, thus maximizing existing resources.
Micro-Enterprise Business Assistance Program
The Micro-Enterprise Business Assistance Program is a program aimed at small businesses in Hialeah (5 or fewer employees) in a selected area and provides financial assistance to support business expansion, increased revenues, and economic development in the city.
Community Cultural Enrichment Program
The Community Cultural Enrichment Program strives to invigorate the beautification and cultural enrichment of the city through the installation of permanent fixtures at various public facilities throughout Hialeah.
Primary Care Clinic
CDBG funds are used by the City to help fund the Citrus Health Network's operation of a primary care clinic targeting low-income and uninsured individuals and families in Hialeah to provide treatment against prevalent diseases, preventive care, vaccinations, health screenings, pediatric care, and more.
The CDBG program funds a therapeutic program designed to help youth and adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities as well as autism in Hialeah.
The City of Hialeah funds the acquisition of equipment that assists the Hialeah Police Department in the prevention and deterrence of criminal activity within areas affected by violent crime, making a safer community for Hialeah residents.
Hialeah Technology Center
The Hialeah Technology Center (HiaTec) is a non-profit industrial training and technology development center that contributes to the economic development of the local community through training and business incubation. HiaTec programs are targeted to upgrade the skills of local workers for new and better job opportunities in our city.
The City is executing roadway improvement projects to replenish the condition of various roads throughout Hialeah that have been in need of repair. Specifically, the current roads chosen for these infrastructure improvements are: W 31 St & W 32 St (from W 8 Ave to W 12 Ave), W 46 St (from W 16 Ave to 18 Ct and W 17 Ct from W 46 St to W 49 St), W 16 Ave (from W 68 St to W 74 St), and W 21 Ct (from W 56 St to W 60 St).
The City of Hialeah utilizes CDBG funds to provide eligible extremely low, very low, and low-income households with assistance in the event of necessity for emergency repairs to their homes, such as deplorable conditions present in an electrical, plumbing, mechanical, or roofing capacity. As well, the City utilizes these funds for augmentations to homes for improved accessibility for residents with special needs.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) awarded to the City of Hialeah funds the HAND Program administered by the Citrus Health Network for assistance to individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services provided by the HAND Program, as funded with ESG, include homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, emergency shelter, street outreach, and stabilization services to guide program participants to achieving financial stability to prevent further instances of becoming at risk of homelessness or becoming homeless.
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program allows participating jurisdictions to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership and more, exclusively with the objective of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income households.
Rental Housing Development
With HOME funds provided by the City of Hialeah, the Hialeah Housing Authority is currently developing 80 units for affordable housing to increase the amount of rental housing available to low-income elderly residents of Hialeah. Over the years, the City of Hialeah has utilized HOME funds for the construction of numerous rental housing buildings, which continue to operate and provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for the elderly residents of Hialeah.
Rental Housing Rehabilitation
The City of Hialeah is utilizing HOME funds to administer rental housing rehabilitation to two city-owned elderly housing properties: Villa Aida and Villa Esperanza. Villa Aida, which houses 57 units of elderly-occupied housing, and Villa Esperanza, which houses 32 units of elderly-occupied housing, shall be receiving repairs to augment the building's energy efficiency and improve the quality of life for their residents.
15% of the City of Hialeah's annual HOME allocation must be reserved for use by a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) interested in producing eligible affordable housing. The City recommends any non-profit organization interested in partnering for the development of CHDO housing should review the CHDO Qualification Information Sheet and verify their eligibility to receive HOME CHDO reserve funds.
State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) provides the City of Hialeah with an annual allocation of funds through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program for the production and preservation of affordable homeownership and multifamily housing, designed to serve extremely low, very low, and low-income households. Current and upcoming SHIP programs are as follows:
Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Through the use of SHIP Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction program, the City of Hialeah assists extremely low, very low, and low-income individuals who own and occupy single family homes located in Hialeah that are in need of repairs. If the home must be declared unsafe and suitable for demolition by a City inspector, this program may fund the demolition and reconstruction of the home on the existing lot.
Through the HAND Program administered by the Citrus Health Network, the City of Hialeah provides SHIP rental assistance. This program provides rapid re-housing services for individuals and families that are deemed homeless. Upon being re-housed, program participants may receive temporary rental assistance as well as guidance to achieve financial stability to prevent future risk of becoming homeless again.
Rental Housing Preservation
The Rental Housing Preservation program allows the City to utilize SHIP funds for renovations and repairs to affordable housing buildings. In particular, the City of Hialeah will be using these funds for renovations to the Villa Aida elderly housing building for the modernization improvements and repairs as needed to the 57 units of elderly-occupied housing.
Department of Economic Opportunity Grants
Job Growth Grant
As awarded to the City of Hialeah by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Job Growth Grant funds are being utilized by the City of Hialeah for the construction of new roadways in the city for the subsequent development of new neighboring business, industrial warehouses, residences, and park, thereby generating new job opportunities for the residents of Hialeah.
Elderly Housing Renovations
Using funds award to the City by the DEO, the City is undertaking a project for renovations to four city-owned elderly housing buildings, a property collectively known as Daisy & Rosa Gardens. This property contains 300 units of affordable housing, and the renovations will include energy efficiency improvements and needed repairs to improve the quality of life for the residents of the elderly housing community.
DEO Rebuild Florida Home Repair Assistance Program
If your home was damaged by Hurricane Irma, you may be eligible for home repair assistance through the Rebuild Florida program. Please visit RebuildFlorida.gov for more information and to register, or call Rebuild Florida at (844)833-1010. You can also go to a Rebuild Florida center to receive help with registration.
On November 5-10, 2018, Rebuild Florida will have staff members distributing information on the program and helping residents apply for the program at the following locations (staff will be at the locations from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from November 5-9):
- Betty T. Ferguson Community Center (3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056)
- South Dade Government Center (10710 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bar, FL 33189)
A Mobile Registration Center will also be in Miami-Dade County operating from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the following locations on the corresponding dates:
- November 5-6, 2018 - Cinco de Mayo Park (19351 SW 384th Street, Miami, FL 33034)
- November 7, 2018 - William Dickson Community Center (1601 N Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030)
- November 8, 2018 - Eureka Park (18320 SW 119th Avenue, Miami, FL 33177)
- November 9-10, 2018 - West Kendale Lakes Park (6400 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami, FL 33183)
Department of Education Grant
Addition to Hialeah Educational Academy Charter School
With funds awarded to the City of Hialeah by the Florida Department of Education, the City is building a new addition to the Hialeah Educational Academy Charter School, to add a new 2-story building to the property, housing additional classrooms, stairways, training center, lecture room, conference rooms, labs, and more.
Local Services Program (LSP)
The Alliance for Aging provides the City of Hialeah with an annual allocation of Local Services Program (LSP) funds from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) for the provision of meals for the elderly. This program is administered with the help of the Social Services Department of the Hialeah Housing Authority through their Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program with meals prepared by the Greater Miami Caterers company. Program menus are reviewed by a registered dietician to ensure each recipient of each meal is being provided with a balanced variety of nutritious meals.
The Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program offers meals to eligible elderly residents of Hialeah in congregate meal settings at various public facilities and elderly housing communities. Program activities also include nutrition screenings and education to help program participants monitor their eating habits better for an improved quality of life and daily nutritional intake.
For elderly residents in Hialeah that are homebound, the Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program provides home-delivered meals. The catering companies prepares and delivers these meals to program participants in need, ensuring sufficient delivery of their nutritious meal each day.
Building Better Communities Program
Miami-Dade County has provided the City of Hialeah with General Obligation Bonds (GOB) as a means to finance government capital improvement projects through the Building Better Communities Program.
The City of Hialeah has utilized funding from the Building Better Communities Program with GOB funds for a number of capital improvement projects including renovations to the John F. Kenney Library, Milander Aquatic Center Locker Rooms, Recreational Areas of James H. Bright Park, Pool and Playground Areas of McDonald Park, Playground Area at Carl Slade Park, and the Playground Area at Victor Wilde Park.
Through the use of GOB funds, the City has also successfully built new parks for the enhanced beautification and cultural enrichment of Hialeah including the Garden of the Arts open-air museum and the Don Quijote passive park, each located near high-traffic areas for increased visibility.