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New state law will help solve South Florida rent price crisis, real estate expert says


Edward "Ned" Murray, associate director of Florida International University's Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, is not as optimistic as Johnson. He said there might not be enough incentives for a developer to keep 40% of a building's units as workforce housing for the next 30 years.

Impact of affordable workforce housing law still being assessed by developers, experts


Edward "Ned" Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, said the legislation is certainly a "big deal." But with rises in land costs, insurance costs and insurance rates, it isn't clear if the incentives will be enough for builders to construct more affordable housing.

Miami-Dade County population falls 1%, U.S. Census says


There has been a years long trend of Miami-Dade moving northward, said Maria Ilcheva, assistant director of planing and operations at FIU's Metropolitan Center. But this trend has been exasperated as the cost of living rises in an area that primarily offers lower wages compared to other labor markets, she added.

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

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