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Economic Advocacy Trust

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust's mission is to ensure the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.

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Business owners can get help with tools to foster economic growth in Targeted Urban Areas.
Business Development
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You can get help with the down payment and closing costs to purchase your first home.
Homeownership Assistance Program
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Teen Court allows juveniles who have committed a first-time misdemeanor to permit other minors to decide their sentencing.
Miami-Dade County Teen Court


Economic Development

The Economic Development Action Committee focuses on heightening the awareness of critical issues that impact the economic vitality of the Black community.

Housing Advocacy

The purpose of the Housing Advocacy Committee is to discuss issues that impact affordable housing availability in Miami-Dade and come up with solutions.

Youth Action

The Youth Action Committee takes a holistic approach in providing needed resources and information to underserved communities.

Calendar of Meetings

Calendar of meetings and events.

News & Events

MDEAT seeks proposals for Homeownership Assistance Program

MDEAT is seeking proposals from firms to provide a system that can manage large volumes of data, track workflow and automate the workflow among staff.

Teen Court seeks adult and youth volunteers

Teen Court volunteers can help make a difference in the lives of young people and serve in several courtroom positions.

Mortgage and Real Estate Industry Professionals

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) is currently updating the MDEAT HAP Certification Guidelines and loan file submittal procedures and will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for HAP participation based on new program changes. The RFQ will serve as a pre-screening mechanism for HAP certification and file submissions. MDEAT will post an announcement of RFQ informational sessions with additional details regarding industry certifications via a "Save the Date" and other public notices. As such, no new MLO or closing agent participation nor inactive/outdated MLO or closing agent participation will occur until the new RFQ process is completed.

About Us

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust is committed to ensuring the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.

Prosperous neighborhoods are made of citizens that have equal access to the necessities that can assist them with changing their current condition and begin creating a better quality of life.

All citizens should have equal access to:

  • Economic development funds
  • Adequate education
  • Fairness in the criminal justice system
  • Availability of funds for business ventures and/or employment opportunities
  • Affordable health care
  • Decent housing, and
  • The sensitivity of the public and private sectors to bring about the systemic change necessary to quell the illusion of inclusion

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust is providing part of the solution to mobilizing Miami-Dade's black community!

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