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Miami's Affordable Housing Master Plan Gets Warm Welcome At Unveiling

Ned Murray, associate director of the FIU Metropolitan Center and principal investigator and contributing author of the Miami Affordable Housing Master Plan, addresses Mayor Francis Suarez from the podium at City Hall on Wednesday.

The Miami Affordable Housing Master Plan, a radical 10-year road map to address the housing affordability crisis of the 470,000 residents of the City of Miami, was finally unveiled on Wednesday to a mostly positive response.

Mayor Francis Suarez and City Commissioners Manolo Reyes, Alex Díaz de la Portilla and Ken Russell took notes while the two authors of the study — Kevin T. Greiner, a senior fellow at the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, and Ned Murray, associate director of the Center — presented highlights of their findings during a two-hour hearing at a packed City Hall.

The session, known as a Sunshine meeting, allowed the public to listen while commissioners made recommendations or requested changes to the plan before it goes up for an approval vote on Jan. 23. The public will also be able to weigh in on the plan on that day.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.