In September 2023, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners (BCC) passed a resolution entitled, "Establishing a Pilot Community Land Trust Program." The resolution states the goal of producing at least 50 units of affordable housing within a time period determined by the County Mayor to be feasible; authorizing and directing the County Mayor to select, or recommend the creation of, an organization to be the Community Land Trust for Miami-Dade County, to create program guidelines for the pilot program, and to identify funds and/or real property for inclusion in the pilot program; and directing the County Mayor to present written progress reports.
The County Mayor's office has 180 days from the effective day (due March 4th, 2024) to present an initial report with guidelines for the pilot program including the following:
Several SFCDC members and PLPG supporters were explicitly named in the resolution as potential advisors in addition to SFCDC, including the South Florida Community Land Trust, SMASH, Miami Homes for All, and the University of Miami Office for Civic and Community Engagement. Our committee is exploring how we can best support this initiative accordingly by providing recommendations based on our values and community feedback.
To learn more about CLTs, visit the Florida Housing Coalition's CLT Institute.
The intent to explore CLT as a strategy to provide infill housing and create deeply affordable housing for very-low and low-income residents and families has been a long and on-going journey for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).
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