Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions & Answers

WHAT DOES THE CRA DO?

The CRA is funded by the tax increment (TIF) of the properties within its boundaries. All of the CRA funds are supposed to be used for the redevelopment and revitalization of the area. The current focus of the CRA is improving the quality of life for residents in the district and creating affordable housing and economic opportunities. The CRA has also helped fund cultural institutions such as the Adrian Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Perez Art Museum Miami; infrastructure projects such as the Port Tunnel, and Tri-Rail's portion of MiamiCentral Station, as well as streetscape improvements;

WHAT ARE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CRA?

The Omni CRA includes the Omni neighborhood, as well as parts of Overtown, Wynwood and Museum Park. Check out our map:

WHY WAS THE OMNI CRA CREATED?

To help revitalize and redevelop the Omni CRA district. Today we are here to help the residents and businesses in our district succeed, and to help improve the neighborhood with new commercial and housing opportunities without displacing current residents or businesses.

DO ALL CITIES HAVE CRAS?

No, but the City of Miami has three. Omni CRA, Midtown CRA, and Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA.

HOW CAN THE CRA HELP MY FAMILY?

If you are a resident in the Omni CRA district, and you are facing eviction, financial distress or other problems, we are here to help. Please contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who can assist you.

HOW CAN THE CRA HELP MY BUSINESS?

The CRA is has a rolling grant Business Incentive Program that aims to assist local businesses with smaller issues such as building upkeep, facade work, sidewalk maintenance, etc. Any submission is welcome, but we reserve the right to limit our participation to only those projects that will benefit the neighborhood, and are cost effective.