Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava announces program to help tackle affordable housing crisis
District 8 Infill Housing Program opens to developers
MIAMI-DADE – In an effort to address the affordable housing crisis gripping Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava announced the launch of the District 8 Infill Housing Program with the goal of building housing on County-owned land in South Dade for working families.
As part of the District 8 Infill Housing Program, housing developers are invited to participate in an open, transparent and competitive process for several parcels of vacant County-owned land which will be developed into affordable and workforce housing.
Proposals from developers will be vetted based on several criteria including the developer’s past experience, commitment to green building principles, and the level of homebuyer assistance programs provided by the developer or its partners.
Developers have until the end of October to complete their applications. The applications will be reviewed and ranked by staff from Miami-Dade County’s Public Housing & Community Development Department, and a final decision will be made by Commissioner Levine Cava.
“Through this program we will be converting unused, vacant County-owned lots into dream homes for deserving families,” Commissioner Levine Cava said. “I want to do everything I can to ensure that families have access to quality housing that is accessible to them. In keeping with my commitment to transparency and accountability, I’ve crafted an open process by which to select the very best developers to deliver housing solutions to our community.”
Developers interested in applying to the District 8 Infill Housing Program may obtain an application at www.miamidade.gov/district08. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on October 31, 2018.
Completed applications must be either emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to the South Dade Government Center, 10710 SW 211th Street, Suite 103, Miami, Florida 33189.
For questions, please call Jason Smith at 305-375-5218 or email [email protected].