The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, led by Chairman Ron Book Takes An Innovative Approach to End Homelessness in Cutler Bay

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, led by Chairman Ron Book Takes An Innovative Approach to End Homelessness in Cutler Bay

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There’s positive news on the horizon for Miami-Dade County’s fight against homelessness! The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, led by Chairman Ron Book, is proposing a unique solution to transition people out of shelters and into permanent housing.

The plan involves the acquisition and renovation of a La Quinta Inn hotel and on Caribbean Blvd. in the Town of Cutler Bay into affordable apartments. This initiative offers a crucial step towards reducing homelessness and providing stable housing for those who need it most.

While some residents have expressed concerns, it’s important to address them head-on with understanding. The Trust has actively engaged with the community,  emphasizing that the apartments will prioritize seniors – over 60% of residents will be over 55 years old.

Here’s what makes this plan so promising:

Stability for Vulnerable Individuals: 

This project offers a chance for formerly homeless individuals to build a secure foundation. Permanent housing is key to overcoming homelessness and reintegrating into society.

Addressing Community Concerns: 

The Trust is working diligently to address resident anxieties. Chairman Book has assured the community of thorough background checks, on-site security, and a commitment to responsible tenant selection.

A More Inclusive Community: 

By providing safe and affordable housing options, we can create a more inclusive and compassionate community for everyone.

Miami-Dade County has a chance to be a leader in combating homelessness. Let’s support this innovative plan and give our most vulnerable residents a path to stability and hope.

Ron Book has taken steps to bridge the gap between the Trust and the community. By bringing residents from a North Miami senior living complex with formerly homeless individuals, Book aims to challenge negative stereotypes and foster empathy.

What they’re saying: Book brought residents of a North Miami senior living complex to the November meeting to challenge stereotypes about those experiencing homelessness. “They look just like the rest of our community, because they are.”

This project presents a valuable opportunity for Cutler Bay. By working collaboratively with the Trust, the community can play a vital role in creating a solution for homelessness while addressing resident concerns.

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