The City of Miami is creating a “master plan” to address its affordable housing crisis, with a goal of creating 12,000 affordable units by 2024. Throughout the month of April, residents in each of Miami’s five districts have met with city officials to learn about this plan and discuss how it can be catered to each neighborhood’s unique features. The plan comes weeks after a study by Florida International University revealed that Miami was the seventh least affordable metro in the world. Only Hong Kong, Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York were more expensive. The study also found that 6 out of 10 working adults in Miami were cost burdened, meaning renters and homeowners spend over thirty percent of their incomes on housing. Family, friends, teachers and survivors look back twenty years after Columbine, in an anniversary made tougher by a threat from a South Florida high schooler. (Published Friday, April 19, 2019) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends families pay less than thirty percent of their income on housing. Anyone who pays above the thirty percent threshold is considered cost-burdened, and may have difficulty paying for food, clothing, transportation, and medical care. At a… Read full this story
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