Mayor Suarez to Unveil Affordable Housing Report
(Miami, FL May 3, 2019) - On Monday, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, in partnership with non-profit Miami Homes For All, will for the first time reveal an action plan to address the city’s affordable housing needs—including specific policy recommendations that could preserve and create a combined 12,000 affordable homes by 2024.
The report, titled Connect Capital Miami, is the result of more than a year of community-wide conversations and engagement involving non-profit leaders, developers and other private sector representatives, residents and public administrators—all convened with the goal of identifying and building support for solutions that preserve and create 12,000 affordable housing units.
Last summer, the City of Miami was one of six teams selected across the country by The Center for Community Investment (CCI) to take part in the Connect Capital initiative to assist communities in attracting and deploying capital to address pressing local needs. The City’s Department of Housing and Community Development partnered with Miami Homes For All and other community entities in support of this initiative. The initiative has convened a team of collaborators to advance local discussions and identify opportunities to address the need for more affordable housing.
Other critical partners who have contributed to the initiative include the City’s Department of Planning and Zoning, the South Florida Community Land Trust, Related Urban, Citi Community Development, JP Morgan Chase, the Health Foundation of South Florida, the Miami Foundation, Bank of America, Enterprise Community Partners, the Knight Foundation, Wells Fargo, the FIU Metropolitan Center, the University of Miami Office of Civic & Community Engagement, Catalyst Miami, Carrfour Supportive Housing, the Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida, the Liberty City Trust, and the South Florida Community Development Coalition.
Monday, May 06, 2019 | 08:30 AM
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