What is Keep Safe Miami?
Keep Safe Miami is a new program developed by Enterprise Community Partners and the City of Miami, which will equip affordable housing owners and operators with tools to assess their buildings' resilience to climate change and natural disasters, and provide them with actionable strategies and guidance on financing to address these vulnerabilities.
Keep Safe Miami includes four components:
- Portfolio Protect - analyze the risks and identify the most and least resilient properties in a portfolio.
- Building Protect - evaluate specific needs of properties and identify resilience strategies at the building level through site assessments.
- Funding Resources Guide - provide information to affordable owners and portfolio managers about available resources as they work to secure capital to implement relevant resilience strategies.
Training – Residents will soon be able to sign up to receive free training on disaster preparedness, as well as actions they can take to increase their energy efficiency and save on costs.
Sign Up for Training
Training is free and open to all. We’ll discuss the critical vulnerabilities and strategies addressed through the program,
as well as take a tour of the assessment and planning tools made available to participants.
Each training will cover the same material. We recommend you attend a training prior to applying for the program.
March 4, 2021
March 24, 2021
Are you ready to assess your affordable multifamily property’s resilience with Keep Safe Miami? Complete an enrollment form, which will include contact information and property specific details. Upon completion, an Enterprise Community Partners staff member will review your submission and follow up with next steps.
** Keep Safe Miami seeks to serve properties providing affordable housing at 80% AMI or below in Miami-Dade County.
Access Keep Safe Miami Tools and Guides
Click the buttons below to access the tools and associated user guides.
Additional Resilience Resources
What's at Stake?
For owners of multiple properties of affordable housing (portfolio owners), even one damaged building can undermine the financial health and integrity of a portfolio. Any resulting property loss or extensive repairs can significantly impact the ability of residents to have a safe and healthy home, and lead to displacement of families and economic distress across entire communities.
Why South Florida?
South Florida is home to approximately 43,000 multifamily affordable housing units, many located in the Miami area. The impacts of climate change and extreme-weather conditions are increasing, and a number of these units are aging, without consideration of climate related risks. In addition, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area added approximately 181,000 new residents to the 100-year floodplain over the period ending in 2016, the most of any region nationally.
Keep Safe Miami was developed in partnership with the City of Miami, Florida Housing Coalition, South Florida Community Development Coalition, Miami-Dade County, City of Miami Beach, Communities United, and IBTS, and made possible thanks to the generous support of JPMorgan Chase, Southeast Sustainability Directors Network, Regions Bank and City National Bank.
Download the Keep Safe Miami fact sheet.
Please contact Sara Haas, Director, Enterprise Community Partners.
Enterprise is seeking to prequalify consultants to help housing owners, operators, and developers with the analysis, audit, and implementation components of the program. If you are a consultant and interested becoming a preferred provider, please download the RFQ.