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Press Conference for Public Land for Public Good in Allapattah, Oct. 2022

Advocacy is at the heart of what we do--we advocate on behalf of low-to-moderate income (LMI) residents and small business owners to co-design and -create solutions that are equitable, accessible, and sustainable. Through popular education, public policy, and other campaigns, we are raising awareness of the sharpest intersections our members' work together in many ways to ensure that under-resourced neighborhoods have equitable housing and economic opportunities in communities throughout South Florida.


Given the civil rights movement roots of the community development framework, our objective is to reframe place-based solutions to center and promote diverse forms of social justice at the core of community and economic development, including:

  • Racial Justice: a vision for the transformation of society to eliminate racial hierarchies and advance collective liberation of historically marginalized communities (i.e. Black, Indigenous, and immigrant residents and small business owners) to harness the dignity, resources, power, and self-determination to fully thrive

  • Economic Justicecreating opportunities for all to succeed regardless of sex/gender, race/ethnicity, age, disability, creed, national origin, or religion and enjoy fair labor rights

  • Spatial Justicethe fair and equitable management in the built environment of socially valued resources and opportunities to use them, particularly public assets

  • Environmental Justiceaddresses environmental inequities, which occurs when low-income or marginalized communities are harmed by hazardous waste, resource extraction, and other land uses from which they do not benefit 

  • Climate Justicefocuses on the equitable distribution of the burdens of climate change and the efforts to mitigate them in ways that do not lead to displacement or disenfranchisement 

  • Procedural Justice: treating people with dignity and respect, giving residents a voice during encounters, being neutral in decision making, and conveying trustworthy motives

  • Distributive Justicethe perceived fairness of an allocation or, more broadly, to how people judge what they receive

Focal Areas 

Housing Affordability

We believe everyone deserves a safe and healthy home to live, work, play, and grow. We are combatting the conditions working again that to promote means to build personal and community wealth. This includes eliminating homelessness and displacement while promoting ownership.

Small Business Support

We are rethinking what it means to foster more regeneration and local procurement to support minority-owned and micro businesses. We are working together to combat displacement and gentrification by advocating for incentives, protections, and investments. 

Community Resilience

We believe a sustainable community manages its human, natural, and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring adequate sources are available for future generations. It takes a long-term perspective – focusing on adapting to change while protecting our most vulnerable neighbors and resources. 

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