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Outside the Calvary Bible Alliance Church, Jean Celin holds court. Dressed in a smart black suit, headset cradling his neck and cell phone in hand, Celin greets a steady stream of churchgoers while taking one phone call after another.

Celin is the assistant pastor at this Haitian church in Delray Beach. He’s been coming here for the past 30 years — almost as long as he’s been in the United States.

“Everybody likes him,” says Marc Horace, the senior pastor at Calvary. “He’s very helpful, he’s a very giving guy.”

The feeling is mutual.

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The city of Key West could buy the private Peary Court development for $55 million, if voters approve.

The city and the development's owners, White Street Partners, have an agreement on the price. But such a move would require approval of two referendums from voters, one to borrow the money and another to buy the property.

Check Out The Median Rent In Your Miami Neighborhood

Jul 15, 2015
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Rental start-up Zumper has released a map (scroll below) of the median rents across Miami neighborhoods, and concludes the Miami rental market has become the sixth most expensive in the country.

According to Zumper, the median price of a one-bedroom rental in the city — including apartments, condos, and rentals — $1,880.

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Today on the Florida Roundup, the state of affordable housing in Miami: More than a third of the population is spending more than half of their income on housing, according to a New York University study. Some experts worry that this will contribute to brain drain in South Florida. 

The Florida House is expected to reject the Senate's modified health care plan on Friday, leaving the legislature where it's been for the last few months -- deadlocked.

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