Miami’s Homeless Population Now At The Lowest Level Ever Recorded, Aiming For ‘Functional Zero’

Miami-Dade’s homeless population has reached a new record low, according to CBS4.

In total, there were just 919 unsheltered homeless in Miami-Dade as of August 2021, a countywide census showed.

That is a 19% drop compared to the last homeless census, conducted before the pandemic in August 2019.

The total homeless population in Miami-Dade, including both sheltered and unsheltered, stood at 3,355 – a 58% decrease compared to the 8,000 recorded in 1996, when records began.

The Miami area has one of the lowest per-capita homeless rates of any big U.S. city. Miami-Dade’s overall population has also increased 29% over the past 25 years, so the homeless population drop is even bigger on a per-capita basis.

Miami-Dade has had a 1 percent tax on restaurant sales since 1993, of which 85 percent goes towards a homeless trust that helps get people off the street. It is the only place in the country with such a tax.

The City of Miami, which has the highest homeless population with 510 living unsheltered on the streets, is moving forward with plans intended to remove many of the remaining off the streets, according to the Herald.

Mayor Francis Suarez said that he wants to bring the city to a “functional zero” homeless population.

Commissioners voted last week to approve a $7 million budget to reduce the homeless population.

Under another law passed under a first reading by commissioners last week, encampments on public property and in entryways will become illegal. A recent court ruling allowed the new law to move forward.

Police will be empowered to arrest those who refuse to move to a homeless shelter, as long as they have been offered a bed.

Miami has already restricted charity groups from feeding people on the streets and has been clearing more encampments since that court ruling, the report said.

 

(photo: camillus house)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Museum park is basically an hōmeless camp. What are they waiting for to install bars on those benches now used as beds?!?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That park needs also some surveillance. We don’t want another shooting!

Anonymous
1 month ago

2 people died last week there. We need to clean it up! Miami Worldcenter will make that park very busy, it’s time to make it safe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are building a dog park so lots more people will go there soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So we need to arrest these people because you want to use the park? How entitled could you possibly be?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tax payers work and pay a lot of taxes for this and every other park. We deserve it to be clean and safe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just move to Shitty Francisco, CA, you would be happy there

Anonymous
1 month ago

The term “homeless” is unsuitable to describe many of these people languishing on the streets and in parks. Addiction and mental illness are the defining characteristics of this problem, and these require individualized solutions. What may sound harsh is ultimately therapeutic for the suffering people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ And you work with those people where?..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow. A dog park at Museum Park?? Why isn’t TNM telling us about it??

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ferrè Park is beautiful but I can’t really use it. I’d love to sit on those benches with my children but they stink and feel unsafe at night. This is a great thing! Hopefully I’ll finally be able to enjoy that park and all the others

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bring Febreze. Go prepared

Anonymous
1 month ago

They were supposed to put statues of cats and dogs there, hopefully they put them right on top of those benches in the middle of them! 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can’t believe they didn’t think about bars on those benches before. What did they expect? They basically look like beds

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ you clearly haven’t been to that park. Take a walk and you’ll turn that “?” Into “!!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ferrè Park is boring.. why do you think they want to put statues of dogs and cats there to bring much needed people to this park? I would rather have homeless people in this park or any other park at night for that matter than have them roaming the streets where I live. That’s a trade off I can with.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you have no homeless in Hialeah?

Anonymous
29 days ago

It’s a park, if you find it boring it’s because you are boring.

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ Sorry if I don’t go just walking in the park because I’m constantly bored like you.

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Why do you roam the streets at night, are you that boring? Try going to a park in the daylight. It will improve your outlook on life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Since the shooting I expected more police but it’s basically the same. We need more officers!! it’s basically back to the same way it was before, probably because they didn’t shoot at anyone rich. Are we waiting for that to happen before they clean it up?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe policemen are there dressed as homeless?

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about discussing the cause of homelessness as everybody’s issue. A social issue.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s an individual issue. I can guarantee you, as I personally know 2 — one now dead and the other still homeless — who chose that life because their addiction was stronger than their love for themselves or their families, AND REFUSED any and all type of help from anyone, including their own children and siblings. Please, save your BS.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Fachist

Anonymous
28 days ago

Why don’t you just move back to NY, CA, or wherever you came from. Around your kind.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If all of the commenters on here that are offended by this action by the city would each take a homeless person home with them and house them the problem might be solved.

Anonymous
1 month ago

These commenters ARE homeless. Don’t you see them all day laying around in parks and streets on their smart phones? Don’t you think they are here commenting?!?😉 think about it….

Anonymous
1 month ago

I even see some with iPads and I don’t even have one #smh

Anonymous
1 month ago

Social workers provide them with iPhones so that they can look for jobs and shelter. It’s not a commodity but a necessity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lmaoooo. Clearly it isn’t working😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whatever happened to “hello, sir I saw the “now hiring” sign on the window, or using library computers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That takes too much effort

Anonymous
1 month ago

If I were you, I would pray that I never fall on hard times, because if you do, then you may get to see and experience how homeless people are actually treated.

Trust me, it’s not as pleasant as you think.

Anonymous
29 days ago

…or going to the construction sites that are on nearly every block downtown, and asking to do some unskilled laborer work. But that gets in the way of free time, drugging up, and making excuses.

Anonymous
29 days ago

iphones a necessity? You don’t know a necessity from the hole in your rear end.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Who is paying for these iPhones? Better not be my tax dollars…

Anonymous
1 month ago

“These commenters ARE homeless. Don’t you see them all day laying around in parks and streets on their smart phones?”

If I were you, I wouldn’t whip out a smart phone anywhere anymore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Put bars on EVERY BENCH. Close parks at night. Buy them tickets to NY or something. Whatever it takes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or just reduce the homeless population the normal way. Which is treating homeless people like humans? But I’m sure you wouldn’t know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are offered shelter. They are offered rehabilitation. They are offered social workers around the clock to put them back in the system. And lastly, when back in, they are offered jobs. They are offered a lot more than the regular tax payer is. What else would you do, the “normal” way? Get real.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Gee, you sure know a lot about those social workers and programs for the homeless. Are you in charge of a city, state, or federal bureau that works with the homeless?

Anonymous
29 days ago

No, I simply have a brain and use it to inform myself.

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ Oh okay, you just look at something and deemed it’s that way or that’s the way it goes?

Anonymous
27 days ago

No you don’t, you’re lying…it’s just easy to spout what you spout without any accountability or responsibility for fixing anything. It is also any easy way to get thumbs ups on here.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Don’t mind this snowflake liberal… people like him are the reason why California has the highest homeless population.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And what would that be? The normal way?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Act like humans if you want to be treated like humans. Humans don’t defecate in the streets. Humans work for what they get.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“Act like humans if you want to be treated like humans. Humans don’t defecate in the streets. Humans work for what they get”

Yeah.. and humans will throw all your shit out on the street to if you can’t pay rent.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The normal way of reducing the population is by arresting them lol. Which the city is planning to do if they refuse going to the shelters. We pay tax $$$ for those shelters its totally justified to arrest homeless who refuse to be housed in them.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Miami-Dade is pioneering the ethical treatment of the homeless. More than any city in the US, we are helping people get back on their feet, and are helping people get the help they need.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“Miami has already restricted charity groups from feeding people on the streets”

Yeah, that’s really some “ethical treatment” there… lol…

Anonymous
29 days ago

Feeding them on the street encourages them to stay on the street. Forcing them into shelters gets them help so yes, it is the ethical way.

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ Oh.. so you’re saying it’s like reading a sign in the zoo that says:

“DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS”

lol…

Anonymous
21 days ago

Animals can’t read our language

Anonymous
25 days ago

“Forcing them into shelters gets them help so yes, it is the ethical way.” What if the shelter is unsafe (ex cons, violent crazies etc)? What if the shelter becomes a Delta variant hotspot? What if the shelter is breeding ground for theft? What if the shelter is overcrowded with zero privacy? What if the shelter kicks you out every morning? What if they kick you out altogether permanently? There’s so many reasons why shelters are absolutely NOT suitable for ever homeless person.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You obviously dont know diddly about shelters, about what you called “gets them help”. ethical ? how would you like to have a pack of “reformed” ex-cons addicts prostitutes who can barely read & write because they hit the streets since Jr.HighSchool age TALK DOWN TO YOU and FORCE YOU TO ACCEPT & CONFORM TO THEIR RELIGIOUS IDEALS…. and if you “refuse” or in some way are found in non-compliance have all that GARBAGE recorded in some file & report, then kicked out of “the program” (the shelter) KICKED TO THE CURB LITERALLY ….. you don’t know JACK SQUAT what ur talkin about… I’ve been thru it…. I cleaned myself on my own, after walking out of that WHITEWASH cesspool of corruption & misinformation…. YOU ARE SO WRONG YOU CANT POSSIBLY IMAGINE…. Go back to ur la-la dreamland and keep pretendin… water really does find its own level…. and what goes around really does come back around… those so-called shelters are a laughingstock mockery of what idiot morons like you mistakenly characterize them to be…. from a misconception in your fairyland & rainbows prozac fantasies…. yeah, sure… mm-hmmm….

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ I bet most of these people who are banging on the homeless call themselves “Christians” but they damn sure don’t wanna see Christ in the after life.

Anonymous
29 days ago

there is no afterlife, and christ is a hoax.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^ I guess he knows because he died and came back to tell us that…

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

says the guy who thought Trump University was real…hahahaha

Anonymous
21 days ago

You read too many fairy tales. How old are you now, about forty? You live, you die, and that’s it. Enjoy your fantasy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sure doesn’t seem that way in Brickell, especially by the train station. It’s heartbreaking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree, I had never seen homeless on or near Brickell before, now its all over the area.

s.k
29 days ago

I see more and more homeless people around BCC and Mary Brickell Village lately. Some of them already took over my building’s trash area as their house!

I notice either tourists or “naive” people keep giving them money, I believe with the idea to be a “good samaritan” as if there was no Gov. program funded by tax payers to get them out of the streets. This is only bringing more homeless to Brickell… I wish a law could fine those people giving them money… too bad it’s impossible.

Anonymous
25 days ago

A lot of the “government funded programs” are probably scams that don’t really work (non-profit grift), the ones in NY definitely are so corrupt Miami is probably much the same.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aside from the new law coming into effect, I think the construction boom in the Park West area has cleared out what was once the biggest encampment down here. There isnt many places to go any more if they dont want to go to a shelter.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They go and camp out in front of Mana’s properties.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They were there before Mana

Anonymous
1 month ago

Except Mana has made it worse letting the properties he bought deteriorate. See “broken window theory.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ditto with the bridge construction along both N. Miami Ave and Biscayne.

Anonymous
1 month ago

HALLELUJAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Get these people off the streets, get em off the drugs they are on and make this stand out by being the only major american city with comprehensive anti homeless laws. Good move

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then you’ll complain about them using your tax money to get homeless people off the streets and off drugs.

Anonymous
29 days ago

We already give our tax money to take them off the streets and I’m happy they are finally taking them off the streets!

J.M.
29 days ago

I don’t see anyone on here complaining about that.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I’ll gladly pay whatever is needed in taxes to never have to lay eyes on a homeless person again

Anonymous
27 days ago

^ You’ll run out of money first.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is one in front of Marina Blue that puts up a hammock and sleeeps in between the trees in the middle of Biscayne Blvd. I kid you not!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I saw him on #onlyindade 😂😂😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

I seen him! He gets to sleep on prime real estate for free…. Im doing something wrong

Anonymous
1 month ago

Across the street from CVS offering cheap Icehouse beer and Subway throwing away food, yep.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I took a drive through downtown Miami this weekend to check out the new commercial real estate areas and was glad to see very few homeless people around! Also, the Miami Mission on NW 20th Street in Wynwood is now closed, not sure where it went, but all those encampments and people sleeping on the sidewalk are gone.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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Anonymous
1 month ago

California take note!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

NYC too!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

919 of them only?!? Really? There’s way more than that. Around Wyndwood looks like the rerun of The Walking Dead

Anonymous
1 month ago

To be fair, it’s hard to tell a scruff in Wynwood.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Those are called “Hipsters”….they aren’t homeless.

I caught the number 3 bus
1 month ago

For someone who has been through this area alot from the 90s onward and lived in the Culimus house as a kid in the 90s. The homeless population has gone down, it was far worse looking back in the day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ya I’ve seen improvements some 2004 but definitely room to improve. Your story is inspiring!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah but you have more people now so more demand for a clean city

Anonymous
1 month ago

I miss those days too.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Does Neil Rogers ring a bell?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very innovative and apparently it’s working.
Keep up the good work, Mr Mayor.
You’re not only cute and sexy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The police arrest a homeless person and when he or she gets out of jail, they’re back to being homeless again.

The police arrest a homeless person and when he or she gets out of jail, they’re back to being homeless again.

The police arrest a homeless person and when he or she gets out of jail, they’re back to being homeless again.

See the vicious cycle? There is no way to stop that short of killing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then keep them in jail.

Anonymous
1 month ago

when you cant form an argument, you just create a stupid @#s statement.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Then keep them in jail”

Yeah, until that homeless person is a brother, sister, cousin, uncle, or aunt of his, then he’s irate at their arrest.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If it’s your brother, sister, etc. take them to your home

Anonymous
29 days ago

No.. like you, I would prefer they all be roughed up, beating, and tased by the police, and then thrown in jail.

Like Sean Connery said in that movie – Now that’s the Miami Way!

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dude get over it!! The Mayor is a married man smh

Anonymous
1 month ago

The best kind😈

Anonymous
29 days ago

Lol.. even whores hate sluts.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Museum park is basically an homeless camp. What are they waiting for to install bars on those benches now used as beds?!?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol… “bars on park benches.” I don’t know which one is more ridiculous, “speed bumps on Biscayne blvd” or “bars on park benches.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually both make sense. Speed bumps are all over in big cities and bars on park benches are basically in every other park besides this one.

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ lol… another one who makes up shit as he goes….

Anonymous
29 days ago

You don’t know which is more ridiculous?

Let me help you out.

Bars on a bench promote their intended purpose as a place for taxpayers to sit, and discourages them being used by bums as a bed.

Speed bumps in the middle of US Highway 1 impedes the intended purpose of the roadway, which is fast and efficient transportation by car. The anti-car avocado toast humpsters can push one of the many crosswalk buttons and wait the 60-120 seconds to cross in a crosswalk to go across the street to surf Twitter on their iPhones, while work commuters and emergency vehicles can get to actual important places on time.

Anonymous
29 days ago

60-120 seconds?!? Clearly you never crossed Biscayne. The traffic lights are dysfunctional, you wait 5 minutes and are given 10 seconds to cross. Speed bumps could be a great idea along with more efficient traffic lights to make the street look more like an inner city street, which clearly this is due to the high increase of the downtown population.

Anonymous
29 days ago

^^Purposely make traffic WORSE, then come on here and complain about the traffic here and how Metrosnail need to be extended so long as you’re not paying for it. Biscayne Blvd was here long before YOU, and it shouldn’t change its character because YOU moved in, Johnny come lately. The world does not revolve around YOU.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Car traffic (work commuters, emergency vehicles, etc.) is more important than you crossing the street in what you deem a timely manner.

You’re in a big rush to cross Biscayne Blvd, to do what? Text away on your phone by the bay? Child please…..

Anonymous
29 days ago

^ Next, you’ll want people to take off their shoes at the airport… oh, wait…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Loft 2 area is full of Zombies.. a lot of them from other states!! Winter clearly around the corner.. Homeless numbers up again soon..

Anonymous
1 month ago

The center of downtown is a dump. Major infill is still needed to make a difference..the excitement is there I get it , but it’ll be
20years plus before downtown is cleaned up..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, if they are really sticking to their words it will take 20 days

Anonymous
1 month ago

Museum Park should be renamed in Homeless Park. Insane. Finally something is being done. Kudos to the Mayor!

Anonymous
1 month ago

No worries, Mr. Mayor is on it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mr Mayor should be on me instead 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a tricky issue because many folks experiencing homelessness don’t trust the shelter system (with good reason, usually), so they choose to stay on the street even though the county has beds open. It’s pretty cruel to force someone either into a shelter system they don’t want to be in or jail. On the flip side, concentrated street homelessness definitely contributes to public health, safety, and economic harms for the whole community. Sidewalks and parks should be open and safe for everybody to use, and it’s not in anybody’s best interest to allow them to be used as homeless encampments. I hope that the city takes a humane approach to this issue that maximizes the chances of getting folks into permanent housing situations.

Anonymous
29 days ago

It’s not cruel to help the homeless.

Anonymous
29 days ago

It’s cruel to keep them on the streets, they can be helped in the shelters.

Anonymous
25 days ago

What if the shelter is a dirty, violent, corrupt, money grabbing dump like the encampments?

Anonymous
29 days ago

Look, we all can’t be mentally ill, on drugs, and live in a mansion like the late Rush Limblah.

– The Homeless

lol…

s.k
29 days ago

Not only the country, but FL is huge for them to move to the middle of nowhere. It’s a win win, they don’t bother us, they don’t get bothered.

Of course they don’t move as “naive” people keep giving them money and they continue getting their drugs around the corner.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow! What an amazing job by the city. NYC should take notes from Mayor Suarez on this one.

Anonymous
29 days ago

nyc literally has a population 21.5 times more than the city of miami and we also have to consider how these homeless ppl just take a greyhound to a place that isn’t a hellish inferno the entire year

Anonymous
29 days ago

also why are yall so obsessed with nyc only some of the rich ppl there moved to miami cus their old and like humid mosquitos but have you seen park avenue, its still filled with plenty of rich and nyc has the most billionaires than anywhere. nyc has a transportation system like 50 thousand times larger and more effective than miami’s and nyc is the most visited city in the us and one of the most visited in the world. like i’m sorry but were not on the same level as nyc. and like yes they have homeless pero it makes sense since the weather is a bit milder and they have a population greater than all of the south florida metropolitan area

Anonymous
29 days ago

Haha.. all this hatred for NYC.. a city that Miami should thank it’s lucky stars for being the one that brought interest to the world to it.

MiamiArchi
29 days ago

sorry just have to ask.. Are you saying that New York is responsible for making Miami interesting or successful?
Because if that is what you are saying. Damn could you be anymore full of it?
Yes Miami known for all its Hispanic Culture and food, Art Deco Architecture, Beaches, and amazing “winter” weather got that attention because of New York. *eye roll*

Anonymous
28 days ago

^ Hey MiamiArchi.. before I take your argument apart, first, bone up on some history about rich prominent citizens from NYC who back in the day came to Florida and what they built.. okay?

MiamiArchi
27 days ago

Hey Anonymous. Please take my argument apart. I am all ears.
I am very well versed in my cities history. I know exactly who and where Henry Flagler was born. I am fully aware of prominent people visiting the Miami Beach hotels. etc. etc. and who gave Miami its Magic City nickname and why.
But we don’t need to thank New Yorkers for anything. and they most definitely aren’t solely responsible for making Miami a success.
Last I heard George Merrick was from Pennsylvania and Brickell and Tuttle were from Ohio.
And of course this is basically assuming that you stop giving credit for making Miami a city in early to mid 1900’s.

In reality all of this made Miami a Winter resort town / getaway. Not a city. Miami truly became a city where people lived year round, with its own thriving culture, food and people more recently.

Maybe New Yorkers should thank their lucky stars that Miami exists as a place they can escape too.

But please go ahead and tear my argument apart and teach me about the history of my city.

Anonymous
27 days ago

^ Dude, NYC got it’s beginning in 1653. Miami became a city in1894. Regardless of how you want to spin it, Miami has to thank it’s lucky stars that a long time ago, New York’ers even thought of casting a light on what was once just mosquito infested swampland at the bottom of Florida.

MiamiArchi
27 days ago

lol So do New Yorkers thank their lucky stars towards the Dutch for being the ones that made New York?

The Dutch have been around way before 1653 and founded New York.
So New York has to thank its lucky stars that a long time ago the Dutch even thought about casting a light on a forested island in the middle of nowhere Continent across an entire ocean from civilization.
See how ridiculous it sounds when I apply your logic to your city?
I mean we all know how much New Yorkers praise the Dutch people for being responsible for making NYC what it is today.

Anonymous
27 days ago

^ No, your argument is already ridiculous because the subject is about how NY’ers began the transformation of Florida from the top all the way down to Key West and people like you being too stubborn to accept that fact.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Police will be empowered to arrest those who refuse to move to a homeless shelter, as long as they have been offered a bed”

I wonder how the police will know that the homeless person was offered a bed in a homeless shelter?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The police will offer a bed so they will either go there or go to jail. I just wonder if the police will take them to the shelter to make sure they actually go there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So, it will be the police’s job to know when there’s a bed or beds available at the shelters?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why the duck is it a crime to not go?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because it is a crime to camp on public property, doing drugs in the middle of the street, popping and peeing in every park, sleeping on benches to be used for recreation and not overnight beds. Because it is a crime to make the streets and parks feel unsafe and unsanitary. Because we pay a ton of taxes to make sure we have those services. And lastly because we also pay a ton of taxes for shelters and all those services to help rehabilitate homeless people and if they don’t want the help then it’s not our problem anymore but we still deserve to get a clean and safe city for which we pay hefty taxes for with hard work!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nuff said. Nailed it

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bravo. Well said!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree!!! Our taxes are not only for the politicians to feed on!! It’s to keep our city clean… I don’t want my kids seeing a guy urinate on the street or shooting drugs!! That’s why we pay money !!!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Well, that’s just your opinion man…

Anonymous
1 month ago

because noone wants to see homeless people on the streets. we paid tax $$$ to build them a shelter so it is totally justified to force them into it.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“I wonder how the police will know that the homeless person was offered a bed in a homeless shelter?”
Read the article.
There are teams of social wokers on the streets, they work with the Police.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“There are teams of social wokers on the streets, they work with the Police”

Lol.. you must be running for some kind of political office, because you sure know how to make up shit as you go!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Covid-19

Anonymous
29 days ago

The homeless population DECREASED 58% since 1996, and the overall population INCREASED by 29%
Good job Miam!

Miami-Dade is “The only county in the US with such a program”

Anonymous
1 month ago

I miss the Downtown Miami from the 1990s and 1980s.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Now you’ll see all the ones in Cali come down here… hopefully not!!! But you gotta get tough, many homeless come from other states on a one way bus ticket offered by those cities

Anonymous
16 days ago

What a bunch of prejudiced people; blood suckers with zero compassion! Where in that these people came from? They just came.to.miami from other countries with money stolen from their governments or drugs, and they think they own the fuckin city. For the ones who are complaining about the sits, put the damned bars yourselves. When you fuckin moved there, we had already paid for that stupid park,40 years ago. Low lifers! Most of these people worked and went to school in the past. Some of them went to war and are sick to defend your wealthy asses, because your kids are gays ànd cannot go to war. Salpiquen desgraciados.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hollywood PD is doing a good job engaging with homeless and getting them some help, and seems to be working.

Rajpaul S Jailall
26 days ago

This is very very good news for me, my daughter just bought a condo on biscayne Blvd and she is scared of walk west of North 2nd Avenue, they are so many homeless there that she is having buyers remorse,I am here from right now from long Island NY and I was wondering if the authorities are so blatantly oblivious to this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wish there was a plan to move all of them and shelter them at the unused and empty real estate owned by mana. Make it happen boss

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is bullshit

Anonymous
1 month ago

Easy when they ship them out of county or don’t count them at all

Anonymous
1 month ago

As someone who has volunteered with some of Miami’s homeless services, I can tell ya there’s a lot of honest hard work to help get people off streets and keep them off.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yeah, by criminalizing them or chasing them outta town.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So are we criminalizing homelessness how?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep.. pretty much looks like it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We criminalizing taking a dump on sidewalk, doing drugs in parks next to children, spreading diseases and making the city unsafe and unsanitary.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can’t criminalize an inevitable social caste, but you can criminalize blatant vagrancy.

Anonymous
29 days ago

You can’t criminalize vagrancy if they’re on private property without an owners permission.

s.k
29 days ago

YES! I had 2 situations last year when one them kicked my car while I was in a red light, and another one outside my building in Brickell while talking to my sister, a homeless approached and because we ignored him, he pushed me and started yelling at us.

In both situations I was going to react with a fight, but I didn’t… we all know what would happen… there would be a camera recording somewhere, the media would make it viral, an opportunist lawyer would represent that “poor” homeless, and I would be fined thousand$$$ not to mention facing jail time.

Homeless people have nothing to lose, we, the people who work hard to make a living are in disadvantage.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Heck, on my TV I saw more people doing crazier shit than that when they got angry at the airport… and they weren’t even homeless!

S.k
27 days ago

Just to remind you that the topic is “Miami’s Homeless” not “Issues at the airport”.

Anonymous
27 days ago

^ Just to remind YOU, you said – “I had 2 situations last year when one them kicked my car while I was in a red light, and another one outside my building in Brickell while talking to my sister, a homeless approached and because we ignored him, he pushed me and started yelling at us.”

Should I remind you that MIA is still in the city of Miami? If you wanna point fingers at what you feel is some heinous shit a few homeless people did to you in Miami, then I’ll point out to you the heinous shit that even the non-homeless do in Miami that is equally or more egregious.

s.k
27 days ago

Thanks for the information, but again, the topic as you can read at the beginning of this article is about homeless in Miami, not the non-homeless people who look for trouble at MIA or “overall issues in the city of Miami”.

If that’s the case, well.. bring all the problems, shootings, corruption, etc that happen in Miami everyday or better yet, the wars and injustice in the world which don’t fit in any way this specific topic.

Anonymous
27 days ago

^ “If that’s the case, well.. bring all the problems, shootings, corruption, etc that happen in Miami everyday”

And that’s the point!.. you talk as if throwing homeless people in jail or what Suarez and the Miami city commission wants to do with them is going to make Miami crime free or you safe. Grow up man, you’re living in dangerous times!