The Real Deal Miami

Homeless sex offenders kicked out of Miami shantytown, relocated to apartments

March 08, 2010 02:19PM

The shantytown beneath Miami’s Julia Tuttle Causeway, which since 2007 has housed more than 100 homeless sex offenders, has been torn down and residents have been relocated. Officials posted “No Tresspassing” signs under the bridge after tearing down the wooden shacks, huts and tenants last week. Its former inhabitants, who had few other housing options because of stringent sex offender ordinances, were moved to apartments, motels and trailer parks. The Miami-Dade Homeless Trust has said it will pay their rent for up to six months.