“Is this not the fast that I choose…
to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless
poor into your house…”
Inadequate housing can be caused by various social and economic circumstances. Individuals and families most often in need of temporary housing are usually people who were formerly homeless. Though now employed, they are unable to secure permanent housing due to the high cost of rent in South Florida. They are often called the working poor because their wages are not a living wage, they are referred to Catholic Charities for temporary housing and case management services.
Catholic Charities operates several temporary housing sites which are referred to as Workforce Housing Programs in Miami-Dade and Monroe County. These sites provide short-term accommodations for formerly homeless individuals and families. Additionally, in Monroe County Catholic Charities provides permanent housing to formerly homeless disabled adults.
New Life Workforce Housing provides temporary housing for employed families with children under the age of 18.
Monroe County – Key West
St. Bede Housing provides permanent housing for disabled individuals who are capable of independent living.
St. Francis Workforce House provides temporary housing for employed single adult males.
St. Theresa Workforce House provides temporary housing for employed families with children under the age of 18.