Diaz-Balart Recognized by Homeless Trust with Change Maker Award
MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, was today recognized with the Change Maker Award by the Homeless Trust. Diaz-Balart, who has served in this role since 2014, has worked with his colleagues to provide additional opportunities for Broward, Collier, Hendry, and Miami-Dade Counties to compete for federal grants. Diaz-Balart has prioritized housing programs that serve the most vulnerable in our community, including homeless and voucher programs.
“I am humbled to receive the Change Maker Award from the Homeless Trust. My work as Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee is fulfilling, but it is when I am able to help better serve South Florida in this role that I know I am making a direct impact on our community. I’m fortunate to work with so many dedicated community partners, including the Homeless Trust, who are passionate about serving South Florida. Federal resources are often tight, and I’m steadfast in supporting effective and efficient programs that best provide for the most vulnerable populations while protecting taxpayer dollars. I am honored to work with organizations like the Homeless Trust and leaders like Ron Book, and remain committed to prioritizing housing programs that serve the most vulnerable in our community,” said Congressman Diaz-Balart.
“November 3rd is Homeless Awareness Day in Miami-Dade County. It is the largest community-wide event in the US focused on homelessness and involves more than 5,000 volunteers and more than 70 events in one 24-hour period. As we prepare for that day, we simply cannot overlook the tremendous role you played in aiding the homeless of our community in 2016. As Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, you went above and beyond, expending time and energy to take a stand for our community and others hit hard and unexpectedly by the HUD funding cuts. Because of your valiant and immediate efforts to come to our aide, we want to present you personally with a coveted “Homeless Trust Change Maker Award” at our business breakfast on that day,” said Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book.
Congressman Diaz-Balart accepts the Change Maker Award from the Homeless Trust.