For Immediate Release

This Housing for Everyone Grant from TD Charitable Foundation will help reduce homelessness in Miami

MIAMI, FLA – With more than 62 years of service, Camillus House is the most experienced and wide-reaching community-based nonprofit providing care and support for women, men, youth, and families experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade County.

In recent years the housing affordability crisis has caused individuals and families to struggle amidst the exponential rise in rental costs. As such, affordable housing providers have also faced increased hardship to fulfill the growing demand for affordable rental units and emergency rental assistance and as a result homelessness has risen. Thankfully, TD Charitable Foundation has partnered with Camillus House to help remedy this negative trend.

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $175,000 to Camillus House as part of the foundation’s 17th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. A total of $7 million was awarded to just 37 nonprofits (out of 450 applicants) to help support organizations that are focused on providing affordable housing and services across the country.

The grant will provide rental assistance and homeless prevention programming and services and help move people on solid ground, transforming the lives of countless individuals for years to come. By reducing the number of clients on the streets, Camillus House will move the needle in our goal to end chronic homelessness in Miami.

“At Camillus House, we’re committed to helping individuals transition from homelessness into housing and self-sufficiency and we are immensely grateful to the TD Charitable Foundation for generously supporting our efforts to help others on their path towards independent living,” said Hilda M. Fernandez, Camillus House CEO.

“We are excited to support Camillus House and their homelessness prevention efforts as part of this year’s Housing for Everyone grant competition,” Nick Miceli, Regional President of Metro Florida, TD Bank. “I am inspired by their work providing a range of services aimed at creating a pathway to stable, affordable rental housing and look forward to seeing what they will continue to accomplish for our most vulnerable communities.”

Since 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation has given more than $49 million dollars to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Housing for Everyone grant competition and helped support more than 550 affordable housing projects and initiatives.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The TD Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

To learn more about Housing for Everyone and for a full list of this year’s grant recipients, please visit

About TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. We accomplish this through our commitment to improve the access to safe, clean affordable housing, economic development, educational opportunities for community members, and the provision of basic human needs when otherwise unattainable. We foster and create collaborative opportunities that bring community partners together for the enrichment of communities where we live and serve. The thoughtful and meaningful disbursement of TDCF funds work to serve as a catalyst for the betterment of our local communities.

About Camillus House

Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County, Florida since 1960. As a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Camillus House was originally established to serve Cuban exiles. From its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen, Camillus has grown into a full-service organization offering a comprehensive “system of care” including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.

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