Affordability and Housing

Miami-Dade residents must be able to afford to live here – so we’re making historic investments to tackle this affordability crisis head on. While Miami-Dade is at the epicenter of a national affordability crisis, we are taking steps to ensure we’re also at the forefront of housing solutions. 

In April, I declared an affordability crisis that set in motion the Building Blocks plan to strengthen protections and increase the supply of workforce and affordable housing. We are working directly with private builders to accelerate new development over the next three years. 
We passed a budget that includes more than half a billion dollars in solutions to expand housing that people can afford – with nearly 32,000 housing units in the pipeline – and relief for those who are struggling.

The ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program) has helped 22,000 families stay in their homes. The program has been so successful that we expanded eligibility and we continue securing new funds from the federal government! 

Last year, we worked with our Board of County Commissioners and dedicated community advocates to adopt our first ever Tenant’s Bill of Rights. And we adopted legislation requiring 60-day written notice to tenants ahead of any major rent increases. We also launched the brand-new Office of Housing Advocacy to help residents navigate their housing needs.

I am enormously proud of the progress we’ve made together. In 2023, we are rolling out even more programs to support all those facing skyrocketing housing costs – from middle class families to low-income households.
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