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With rising rents and low wages, how will Broward address housing affordability?


Ned Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, first assessed Broward’s affordable housing crisis in 2018. By 2022, when he did another assessment, conditions had worsened.

​This Florida Mall Has Gucci, Prada … and Soon, Affordable Housing?


Miami has plenty of new rental units, but most are for the luxury market and not for the region’s service economy workers, who are employed by the hospitality, health care and retail sectors, said Ned Murray, the associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.

Shopping for a new home? Buyers in Miami-Dade County may have a change of luck in 2024


Ned Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University: The only good news, if there’s any good news, is prices won’t go up that much more, including rents.

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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.

Find recent webinars and highlights of our research projects on our YouTube page!