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.
Continuums of Care (CoC) are organizations composed of representatives of nonprofit homeless providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, [...]
Individuals and families whose housing situation has become unstable due to the coronavirus public health emergency have options that can assist with staying housed.
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.
The Emergency Solutions Grant provides funding for emergency services to individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Local homelessness coalitions and DCF staff contacts.
The Council on Homelessness was created in 2001 to develop policies and recommendations to reduce homelessness in Florida.
Publications and Reports from the Office of Homelessness.
Useful Links and Resources.
Find local free and low-cost services for families in need
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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