Four months after declaring a housing-affordability crisis and three months after imploring state lawmakers to address the issue, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava unveiled an $85 million plan to begin tackling the problem.
Dubbed the “HOMES Plan,” the proposed initiative would expand Miami-Dade’s new Building Blocks Program to help struggling homeowners cover mortgages and related costs and spur development of affordable and workforce housing.
Homeowners could apply for up to $1,500 in county aid. The plan also includes monetary incentives for developers of workforce and affordable housing projects and for landlords who make rental units available to Section 8 tenants.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics