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Homelessness

Overview

The Office on Homelessness (Office) serves as a single point of contact in state government for agencies, organizations, and stakeholders that serve the homeless population.

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Continuums of Care and Local Providers of Service

Continuums of Care (CoC) are organizations composed of representatives of nonprofit homeless providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, [...]

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Help for Renters

Individuals and families whose housing situation has become unstable due to the coronavirus public health emergency have options that can assist with staying housed.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

OUR (Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance) Florida Program is Florida’s federally-funded emergency rental assistance relief program to support residents and businesses as they continue to recover and rebuild.

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Emergency Housing Solutions

The Emergency Solutions Grant provides funding for emergency services to individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness.

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Additional Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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About Homelessness

Homeless persons are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, or those living in shelters and temporary housing, or public and private places not designed for sleeping accommodations.

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Contact Us

Local homelessness coalitions and DCF staff contacts.

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Council on Homelessness

The Council on Homelessness was created in 2001 to develop policies and recommendations to reduce homelessness in Florida.

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Publications

Publications and Reports from the Office of Homelessness.

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State and National Resources

Useful Links and Resources.

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MyFloridaMyFamily

Find local free and low-cost services for families in need

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Homelessness Funding

Funding for homeless assistance received by DCF must be coordinated through the CoCs per Florida Statute; the CoCs subcontract with other community partners to fund the direct services provided to the homeless population.

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