As Children’s HealthWatch regularly demonstrates to policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public: a stable, affordable home is a prescription for good health. Unfortunately, that prescription is out of reach for tens of millions of people.
The median price of houses sold by Realtors jumped to $364,900. And the number of houses sold rose to 1,871, up 8.7 percent from May 2018, Realtors said Friday.
In late 2018, Miami commissioners for the first time passed a ordinance that requires developers in a small 30-block area north of downtown to set aside a percentage of units for residents with low incomes, a measure that was seen by advocates as a small but crucial step toward addressing Miami’s housing affordability crisis.
For the eleventh year in a row, state lawmakers plan to swipe millions from a state fund that’s supposed to go to solve Florida’s affordable housing crisis and instead will use it for other things.