Chairwoman Edmonson advances housing agenda
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson’s housing agenda moved two steps forward at the Feb. 20 County Commission meeting.
As part of the County’s “Infill Housing” program, Commissioners approved a list of dozens of County-owned properties to be used for affordable housing, including properties that were conveyed to the County for non-payment of real-estate taxes.
In a related move, the Commission also approved a report outlining a 10-year plan to increase the number of affordable and workforce housing units along public transportation corridors. The report was in response to a 2016 Commission directive to develop and submit a 10-year plan for the development of workforce and affordable housing on County-owned vacant land within a two-mile radius of Metrorail stations and one-mile radius of high frequency Metrobus corridors.
“Enhancing affordable housing is my top goal as Chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners, and if we can combine that with moving forward on public transportation, that is something we definitely want to see,” Chairwoman Edmonson said.