Affordable Housing 

On Tuesday, October 6th, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commission voted unanimously to allocate 50 percent of monies in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to families making $34,000 and below. The PACT Affordable Housing Committee will now work to get at lest $10 million in the fund by 2017. 

Juvenile Justice 

In 2013, the PACT Juvenile Justice Committee made finding an alternative to out-of-school suspensions for Miami-Dade Public School Students a priority. This past July, the district announced that it has eliminated out of school suspensions, a result of the committee's diligence.  PACT has also been working with the 9 other justice ministry organizations in Florida to expand Civil Citations.  On May 21, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed the Civil Citation Bill into law, which allowed counties to connect children to prevention services for a child's first three misdemeanors instead of giving them an arrest record.

PAST Program
Neighborhood Offices

 In January 2015, the State Attorney's Office started the PAST program, connecting children with prevention programs instead of arrest records for their second & third time non-violent misdemeanor.

The program was replaced when the Civil Citation program was established to accomplish the same goal. 


In 2012 Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed a First Source Referral Hiring Ordinance because of PACT's work for over two years on unemployment issues.  The county must first seek employees in Miami Dade before looking elsewhere. 

To connect Miami-Dade County residents with law enforcement (police) and resources, PACT sought and achieved Neighborhood Resource Offices in Miami Gardens and got hours extended in Perrine, Naranja and Goulds.

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