Annie Lord sees a storm coming

Around her shoulder, she slung a purse and a briefcase bursting with paper and reports. In one hand, she gripped the strings of a pink box of pastelitos to serve during a donor presentation later that morning. In the other, she held rain boots – protection against forecasted afternoon storms.

As Executive Director of the non-profit group Miami Homes for All, Lord has a lot to carry. And while she was well prepared for rain, she’s actually much more worried about a different kind of storm.

“We are on the cusp of an explosion in people experiencing homelessness,” said Lord during a recent interview at her office at CIC Miami. Lord described a perfect storm that makes Miami one of the least affordable housing markets in America.

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