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Florida’s minimum wage workers get a raise this week. Here’s how much


Ned Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, specializes in economic and housing market issues and said that the two-year-old ballot measure is already outdated when looking at the current economy.

Sin techo en el paraíso: La lucha de ocho familias latinas por encontrar renta asequible en Miami


Y el programa para desarrollar vivienda, dice Ned Murray, experto en desarrollo urbano y director asociado del Centro Metropolitano Jorge M. Pérez de la Universidad Internacional de Florida, carece de visión a largo plazo para “resolver de manera seria una crisis de asequibilidad sin precedentes, con nefastas consecuencias que aún están por verse”.

Miami-Dade mayor wants to spend $85 million to help struggling homeowners, boost affordable housing


Ned Murray, associate director of Florida International University’s Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, said the county has 251,732 cost-burdened renters. More rental assistance makes sense, he said, since “rents will certainly not go down so rental assistance will have to be maintained for years to come.”

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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index©
Interact with our newly developed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index© where we track the local economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View recent reports published by the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center.

Using infographics, our staff prepares a brief analysis of issues of interest to the community.

Policy Briefs
As part of our commitment to providing local and state public and private decision-makers with relevant information on issues affecting South Florida, the FIU Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is proud to present Policy Briefings.

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