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Can you afford to live in Miami? A conversation about inclusive housing.
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Join us during Venture Cafe on June 8 to chat about affordable housing — specifically the lack of it — for young people living in Miami.
Ascension Realty Development, Inc, a nonprofit developer, is committed to empowering local millennials to know that they can afford to live and invest in Miami, if they start thinking about it now. Ascension Realty also wants local government to acknowledge that accessible and affordable housing for the middle class is essential to the prosperity of the city and commit resources to the issue.
During this session, we’ll start by laying the groundwork for the state of affordable housing in Miami — identify and address challenges that prevent the development of housing, which serves middle-income residents, with a special focus on young professionals.
Then, we’ll talk about the detrimental impact the absence of such housing has on the local economy. We’ll also offer up tools and solutions for challenges that are preventing the development of “missing-middle” housing types that can help address the needs of middle-income renters and buyers within the city.
Finally, we’ll wrap up with an open discussion and question and answer session where experts can offer recommendations to guide young professionals, as well as local government, housing developers, neighbors, and private- and public-sector partners as they work to make the city more affordable to the middle income residents, an essential piece of our economic sustainability.