Neighborhood Transformation
Neighborhood Transformation
Enhancing the Capacity of Nonprofit Developers
  • Ability to plan
  • Ability to secure resources
  • Capable management
  • Project delivery capacity
  • Ability to network

South Florida Community
Development News Clippings


Sept 22, 2016. - Carrfour creates affordable LGBT-friendly senior housing - CLICK HERE to read the article


July 15, 2016. - Miami's Parking Deregulation Will Reduce Housing Costs - CLICK HERE to read the article


July 7, 2016. - Liberty Square Public Housing replacement approved by Miami-Dade County Commission - CLICK HERE to read the article


June 8, 2016. - Island Living Apartments, newly constructed affordable housing in Overtown - CLICK HERE to read the article


April 6, 2016. - New affordable housing projects nearing completion in Overtown - CLICK HERE to read the article


Jan. 28, 2016. - Proposed new charter school in Liberty Square redevelopment threatens nearby public schools - CLICK HERE to read the article


Jan. 6, 2016. - Report finds homeownership 'unattainable' for most residents in Little Haiti - CLICK HERE to read the article


Dec. 11, 2015. - Protests against gentrification in Miami's Little Haiti - CLICK HERE to read the article


Dec. 3, 2015. - Summary of Redevelopment Proposals for Liberty Square - CLICK HERE to read the article


Oct. 11, 2015. - Nurturing a future South Florida tech hub - CLICK HERE to read the article


Sept 6, 2015. - The architecture of segregation - CLICK HERE to read NY Times editorial on government policies that have fostered segregation.


August 4, 2015. - Six Charged In $36 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Low-Income Housing Developments - CLICK HERE to read more.


July 16, 2015. - Big-name developers competing to redevelope Liberty Square public housing in Miami - CLICK HERE to read more.


July 2, 2015. - Urban League and Mayor of Miami question plan for the demolition and reconstruction of Liberty Square- CLICK HERE to read more.


May 14, 2015. - Plan for Miami low-income housing unveiled by Miami Coalition for the Homeless - CLICK HERE to read more.


May 6, 2015. - Commissioner Barreiro Helped Jorge Perez Make Millions Off Affordable Housing - CLICK HERE to read more.


April 2, 2015. - No turning back on Liberty Square - CLICK HERE to read more.


March 11. 2015. - Inclusionary zoning proposed for the City of Miami - CLICK HERE to read more.


March 11. 2015. - Existing tenants submit written comments on the planned demolition and redevelopment of Liberty Square.CLICK HERE to read more.


Feb. 18, 2015. - Fees paid to nonprofit by developers in CRA funded Overtown housing deals questioned. CLICK HERE to read more.


Feb. 11, 2015. - Luther Campbell speaks out against Liberty Square public housing redevelopment. CLICK HERE to read the article.


Jan. 30, 2015. - Liberty Square public housing complex to be torn down CLICK HERE to read the article.


Dec. 10, 2014. - Tenants of Miami "slums" seek better life CLICK HERE to read the article.


Nov. 30, 2014. - Foreign dollars fuel new condo boom in Miami - CLICK HERE to read the article.


Nov. 18, 2014. - New workforce housing being developed in Miami Gardens - CLICK HERE to read the article.


Nov. 6, 2014. Five developers, including Related, seek $66m in affordable housing bonds. CLICK HERE to read the article.


Oct. 1, 2014. Study shows housing costs in South Florida put the crunch on lower income families. CLICK HERE to read the article.


Sept 9, 2014 - The amount of Low Income Housing Tax Credit available is insufficient to meet the demand for affordable housing. CLICK HERE to read the article.


Aug. 1, 2014 - Carver Apartments completed in Overtown by the faith based nonprofit Mt. Zion Developments Inc.. CLICK HERE to read the article


July 17, 2014 - Carribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti re-opens. CLICK HERE to read the article


June 26, 2014 - Carrfour Supporitive Housing's Hampton Village project. CLICK HERE to read the article


May 25, 2014 - Opa-locka CDC gets grant from Surdna Foundation to funds an arts-based revitalization initiative  CLICK HERE to read the article.


May 5, 2014 - Widening of I-395 results in more disruption for residents of Overtown. CLICK HERE to read the article.


May 4, 2014 - Housing rebound eludes Miami's poor Black neighborhoods. CLICK HERE to read the article.


April 30, 2014 - Gibson Plaza affordable housing complex breaks ground in west Coconut Grove community of Miami. CLICK HERE to read the article.


April 27, 2014 - Overtown properties purchased ten years ago with a Knight Foundation grant to the Collins Center for use as a smart growth "land trust" have been sold to a private developer - CLICK HERE to read the story


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IDEAS THAT WORK

A collection of essays examining the history of community development and provideing dozens of innovative ideas for working with new partners, creating new financing tools, and leveraging new technologies to bringing opportunities to America’s struggling communities.

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 The Vision
A vision of neighborhoods where people WANT to live because the streets are safe, the housing is decent, and the schools are good.

Transformation can not be viewed as a short-term quick fix. Success will result from many small steps rather than from a few great leaps. A broad vision in program design is needed with an attention to detail in implementation.

Neighborhood Transformation


The Challenge

Consider the following about Miami-Dade County

  • 58% of persons actually working earn $8 per hour or less

  • It leads the nation in households paying more than 50% of their income for housing

  • The average income of the bottom 20% is $10,348 which is the lowest of any major urban area in the country

  • It ranks near the top in percentage of household income spent on transportation

  • It has the 2nd highest income inequality of any large county in the country


  • Neighborhood Transformation
     The Method

    Build the Capacity of Nonprofit Developer's
    • Ability to plan
    • Ability to secure resources
    • Capable management
    • Project delivery capacity
    • Ability to network

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