The lack of affordable housing has an impact on a family's health - a negative one

"Preserving and rehabilitating subsidized and low-cost, market-rate housing is a strategy that recognizes how health outcomes are directly correlated to housing security... 

...Looking forward, 95 properties in our county — like Stanley Axlrod Towers on Brickell Avenue in Miami — are slated to lose their subsidy contracts in the next 10 years...Protecting and expanding the housing supply for people of the most modest means ultimately saves spending on social services later down the line...

Too often, we imagine homelessness and housing insecurity as a one-dimensional problem, which keeps us from reaching a systemic understanding and finding solutions for the problem. Breaking down entrenched silos is not easy, but we need policymakers, city leaders, and health and housing providers to work together to address housing as a social determinant of health..."

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MHFA and Educate Tomorrow join forces for #MyMiamiStory

We connected with 15 people from different spaces for #MyMiamiStory today. The conversation focused on experiences of homelessness and housing instability of young people in our community — and how they intersect with education, health, the arts, and our economy. Donette said it best: “Homelessness is a universal problem that everyone should try to change.” Snaps to Educate Tomorrow for co-hosting, FPL for sponsoring lunch, CIC Miami for being our fabulous office home, and @MiamiFoundation for providing the platform! #MiamiHomesForAll#WhatsYourMiamiStory #safeandstablehousing #coachingforsuccess

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Luxury housing is increasing in Miami. So is homelessness.

“The affordable housing is the big piece. That is really the overarching cloud of this all because even if you were to build all the shelters in the world to house folks who are on the street homeless right now … the question is what next?” De Leon said. “If they can’t afford the rent and they cant afford to live where they work and where their kids go to school, I find it really hard to think of a bigger barrier to pushing homelessness aside or eradicating homelessness.”

The takeaway: homelessness is a really complex issue in Miami that demands an equally complex solution if we're going to fix it.

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Trabajaron toda la vida para pagar el tráiler y se quedarán en la calle

Where do folks go when they lose their homes and the rent is too damn high in Miami? Gracias to Sarah Moreno at El Nuevo Herald for highlighting the affordable housing crisis.

“Por su parte, Evian White De Leon, directora de programas y políticas de la organización no lucrativa Miami Homes For All, señala que las sumas que se ofrecen a los vecinos de Sunny Gardens Mobile Home Park es muy poco debido a los elevados alquileres en Miami.”

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