Recently released population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that many South Florida cities are among the fastest growing in the state.
"The gap between wages and rent puts Miami-Dade “at crisis proportions,” said Ned Murray, associate director at the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University."
"People are generally much more aware of it (gentrification) now than they were even a couple more years ago," said Ned Murray, who studies affordable housing as associate director of the Metropolitan Center, also at FIU. "Especially if you're a homebuyer, you're aware of it now.
"Climate change may now be a part of the gentrification story in Miami real estate"
"Miami is unique in North America," said Kevin Greiner, senior fellow at FIU's Metropolitan Center where he studies the regional housing market. "Only two other cities -- Los Angeles and New York -- enjoy the same international profile. Miami is still a desirable place to live."
Another report published by FIU last week found that Miami-Dade logged the second fastest-growing rate of international migration in the United States — up 397 percent since 2010 — at a time when its domestic migration shrunk considerably.
"Today, far more people are moving out of South Florida than moving in from other parts of the country, and by margins that are growing every year, the analysis shows."
"The event followed a Miami Herald series detailing the negative economic impacts of high housing costs and potential solutions" with Dr. Ned Murray, co-director of the FIU Metropolitan Center as a featured speaker.
"A 2016 report by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women shows persistent gaps among men and women in the county."
"A groundbreaking research-based community action plan that identifies specific wealth-building strategies to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency."