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Region IV MIAMI FIELD OFFICE. MISSION STATEMENT HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for.

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1 Region IV MIAMI FIELD OFFICE

2 MISSION STATEMENT HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

3 PROGRAM COVERAGE Program Areas: Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Office of Public Housing (PIH) Office of General Counsel (OGC) Office of Field Policy & Management (FPM) Office of Community Planning & Development (CPD) Office of Housing (Multi-Family and Single- Family)

4 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

5 Ann D. Chavis (305) CPD seeks to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons. The primary means towards this end is the development of partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and non-profit organizations. The Miami CPD Office provides funds for: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) HOME Emergency Shelter/Solutions Grants Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

6 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT CONT. CPD also funds a number of programs that provide transitional and permanent housing for homeless people. Through Section 108 Loan Guarantees and Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grants as well as CDBG, CPD creates jobs enhancing the local tax base. CPD serves low and moderate-income people, eliminates blight and provides affordable housing through its assistance to States, Cities and Counties.

7 OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT CONT.

8 OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Krista Mills Director, Programs & Compliance FHEO’s Programs & Compliance Division is responsible for ensuring that recipients of Federal financial assistance from HUD in the Miami and Jacksonville offices administer their programs and activities in accordance with civil rights related program requirements. The functions of the Division can be categorized into five areas: Section 3 complaints intake, investigation and assistance Monitoring, compliance reviews, and enforcement Outreach and education Review and advice Special activities

9 OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CONT. Natasha Watson Director of Enforcement FHEO’s Enforcement Division is responsible for the investigation of all complaints of housing discrimination filed under Title VIII of the Civil Right Act (the Fair Housing Act) and other civil rights authorities.

10 . OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CONT SIGNING OF NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING COLLEGIATE PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 10

11 OFFICE OF PUBLIC HOUSING José Cintrón, Director (305) The Office of Public and Indian Housing administers and manages a range of programs authorized and funded by Congress under the basic provisions of the U.S. Housing, Act of 1937, as amended. The Act created the public and Indian housing program, which now provides affordable housing to over 1.3 million households nationwide.

12 OFFICE OF PUBLIC HOUSING, CONT. A summary of PIH programs is as follows: Capital Fund / Demolition Family Self-Sufficiency Homeownership HOPE VI/ Choice Neighborhoods Housing Choice Vouchers (Formerly Section 8) Operating Fund for Public Housing Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS)

13 OFFICE OF PUBLIC HOUSING, CONT. On an annual basis Congress provides funds for: Public housing units Modernization of the housing stock Improvement of management and programs administered by public housing authorities Programs to address crime and security Supportive services and tenant opportunities The Miami Office of Public and Indian Housing (OPH) is responsible for ensuring that public housing agencies provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income residents, create self-sufficiency opportunities, and promote economic independence for residents.

14 OFFICE OF PUBLIC HOUSING, CONT. Generally, two types of public housing, both administered by Public Housing Authorities: Low Rent Public Housing Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families.

15 OFFICE OF PUBLIC HOUSING, CONT. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is a tenant-based program that allows very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing. Public housing authorities may also administer project-based vouchers where a subsidy is attached to a unit. All applications for housing assistance through the Low-Rent Public Housing Program or the Section 8 program must be obtained directly from a Public Housing Authority.

16 REDEVELOPMENT IN TAMPA 16

17 OFFICE OF HOUSING MULTIFAMILY PROGRAM CENTER Stephanie Benson Acting Director, Multifamily Program (located in HUD’s Jacksonville Field Office) (904) The Office of Multifamily Housing is responsible for the overall management, development, direction and administration of the Multifamily Housing Programs such as: FHA Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Quality Assurance for the underwriting of FHA insured mortgages The Asset Management and Disposition of multifamily housing projects (Multifamily Production is handled by HUD’s Jacksonville Field Office) Mortgages and Project-based rental subsidy programs

18 OFFICE OF HOUSING MULTIFAMILY PROGRAM CENTER, CONT. The Multifamily Housing Division also oversees privately-owned federally subsidized elderly housing, nursing homes, hospitals, disabled individuals housing and Section 8 Rental assistance. The responsibilities also include community-based initiatives such as Neighborhood Networks, Safe Neighborhood Grants and other supportive services in those rental programs.

19 RIBBON CUTTING – NEW MF DEVELOPMENT IN BOYNTON BEACH

20 'FHA 80 YEARS'

21 HUD HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTERS HUD Homeownership Centers insure single family FHA mortgages and oversee the selling of HUD homes. For local home buying, FHA mortgage insurance information, or technical support for industry professionals, contact the FHA Resource Center at: 1(800) CALLFHA or 1(800)

22 OFFICE OF HOUSING SINGLE FAMILY PROGRAM SUPPORT DIVISION This Division is responsible for monitoring and conducting compliance reviews of nonprofit agencies such as HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agencies that work with HUD’s homeownership programs, and title closing agencies. Staff also reviews the Office and Teacher Next Door program. This Division is also responsible for the sale of HUD’s Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. To view a list of REO properties and sales procedures, visit HUDHOMESTORE.com at: https://www.hudhomestore.com/Home/Index.aspx

23 OFFICE OF HOUSING SINGLE FAMILY PROGRAM SUPPORT DIVISION Virginia Vich (305) The Single Family Support Division is out stationed in the Miami Field Office from Markets FHA loan programs and foreclosure prevention tools, and informs industry partners about new program developments. Office of Housing Counseling Judy Ayers-Britton (305)

24 OFFICE OF FIELD POLICY & MANAGEMENT: PUBLIC AFFAIRS Gloria Shanahan Public Affairs Officer (305) HUD's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) strives to educate and keep the American people informed about the Department's mission to create strong, resilient, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. By pursuing media outreach, OPA works to ensure homeowners, renters, and those living in subsidized housing hear directly from key officials about the Department's latest initiatives and goals.

25 OFFICE OF FIELD POLICY & MANAGEMENT Armando Fana Field Office Director (305) Field Policy & Management serves as the first point of contact for HUD clients and for Members of Congress and congressional staff. This office serves as a liaison between all of the disciplines within the Department and represents the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of HUD.

26 COMMUNICATION WITH HUD Correspondence Point of Contact Each Field Office has a designated point of contact through which all congressional inquiries should be directed (not addressed). In Miami Field Office, please contact: Thomacina W. Brown Or Bob W. Cook


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