The Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP) Administration is responsible for administering multi-million dollar homeless programs which are funded by Broward County, the State of Florida, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in a collaborative effort with other Human Services Department Divisions, Community Service Providers, Business Leaders, and Government Officials, to maintain the countywide Continuum of Care homeless services programs. Visit the Homeless Services website
The Homeless Services Section has several programs designed to assist homeless individuals and homeless families seek permanent housing. They offer limited housing subsidies, and case management to support their client's transition. Referrals come to them through the homeless helpline, (954) 563-HELP, and transitional shelters located throughout the County. Broward County has (HIP) Standards of Care, available for Homeless Prevention.
- Family Reunification Program Assists homeless families and individuals in Broward County to re-unite with their families throughout the United States (excluding Hawaii) and Canada via Greyhound bus; contact (954) 357-6101 for more information.
- HIP Administration continues to play an important role in developing and implementing standardized outcomes and countywide "standards of care" for organizations that provide services within the Continuum of Care program. In addition, the office has collaborated with 211 Broward to expand the "BEDS" hotline, a centralized shelter bed locator and placement service.
Continuum of Care system funds the following competitive programs which coordinate with communities who prove the highest need and the special areas of assistance are:
Formula Program is a non-competitive program that works in conjunction with states and local jurisdictions' consolidated plans and includes the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.
Other programs which are federally funded are:
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