Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis recently spent time in Los Angeles to look at the city’s response to homelessness. This is a priority issue for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. She is committed to finding solutions to this issue in our city. The bottom line is homelessness is a housing problem. Tight housing markets accentuate vulnerabilities of people living in poverty. In Broward County, with housing cost rising, 50% of households are struggling to find and afford housing.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has a homeless outreach unit consisting of two officers whose primary mission is to assist homeless individuals in shelter placement and other services. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to:
Officer Brian Blount: [email protected] – 954-828-5279
Officer Scott Hagemann: [email protected] – 954-828-4274