Miami Herald: “What’s good for our community is good for business. But Miami-Dade must confront its lack of affordability”

Over the last year, a number of studies and local media reports have shown how the cost of living in Miami-Dade continues to rise while wages remain stagnant. Recently, the Herald profiled Ana Rodríguez, who survived decades as a political prisoner in Cuba only to face foreclosure in Miami. At a summit on Poverty Solutions in December, hosted by Catalyst Miami (the organization I founded 25 years ago to help solve problems like this one), residents, community leaders, academics and public officials agreed that housing affordability is at a critical crossroads in Miami-Dade.

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