U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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    April 28, 2014

    You Need to Earn $17.50 an Hour to Afford Rent on a Decent One-Bedroom Apartment in Miami

    Florida's minimum wage is $7.93 an hour, but you'd need to make almost ten dollars more than that an hour if you want to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Miami-Dade. A Washington Post analysis finds that based on average rental price for a one bedroom apartment in Miami-Dade, you'd have to make at le ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    North Miami Fined $154,000 After Councilwoman's Mom Gets Grant Money

    For the last few years, the City of North Miami has maintained a Neighborhood Stabilization Program, designed to purchase foreclosed homes and help first-time homebuyers get a place to live. In 2011, Marie Charles-Brutus received some of that NSP money, then used it to buy and refurbish a house on N ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    City of Miami Looks Ready to Gamble Again on Jungle Island UPDATE

    The City of Miami looks ready to give Jungle Island another chance. 
The city has prepared an offer for the beleaguered amusement park, which recently admitted it was about to default on a loan, that could extend its lease and give the park more land on Watson Island.But before the park agrees to ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    December 3, 2010

    Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado Tries Some Art Criticism

    ​Mayor Tomas Regalado stands in the lobby of the intercontinental hotel and stares up at an off-white marble sculpture that resembles a skewed donut hole surrounded by folds. "You have to say it's pretty," the mayor says. "But I don't get it."

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    April 20, 2010

    Miami Urban League Charged by HUD for Discriminating Against Disabled Veteran

    ​The Urban League of Greater Miami helped to desegregate public housing in Dade County, supported Miami's Fair Housing Ordinance, and over the past seven decades has spearheaded a number of housing projects in the county. Now, shockingly, U.S. Department of Housing and Urb ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Feds Dole Out $26 Million to City of Miami For Affordable Housing

    Alex Izaguirre​The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent affordable housing developers in Miami-Dade County an early Christmas present. This past October 16, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan announced 18 south Florida cities will receive $69 million for community development grants, hom ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Where in the World Does Katharine Cue Live?

    Alex Izaguirre​Hialeah has long been known for voting shenanigans.First, in 1993, a judge ordered a new election after determining camps for both Mayor Raul Martinez and challenger Nilo Juri had participated in absentee ballot tampering. Twelve years later, federal HUD officials investigated then- ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    The Perfect Resumé for a Florida Senate Seat

    Political math god Nate Silver put together a handy pie chart showing that the career stop for a majority of current U.S. senators is a U.S. House seat. Good news for Kendrick Meek, Connie Mack IV, and the handful of other representatives who might be angling for the seat, but don't expect to see a ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    The federal government decided that the county can be treated like a big boy again, and gave back control of the housing agency. HUD had seized control in 2007. [Herald]Sorry, no split title. The Florida Gators finish #1 on the AP poll after last night's BCS win. By the way, I'm all for Miami hiring ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Richardson Is Out, and Manny Diaz Supporters See an In

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew from his commerce secretary appointment over the weekend owing to allegations that a company which donated to his presidential run was unfairly awarded a hefty state contract. Damn you, Rod Blagojevich, you've gone and made everyone extrasensitive about pol ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Will There Be Any Miamians in Obama's Administration?

    Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    What Blagojevich Teaches Us About Political Appointments

    Welcome to biggest blatant political scandal in years starring Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich. Basically the dude tried to leverage his power to be able to select the successor to Obama's Senate seat for money (note to wingnuts: There's no evidence that the Obama camp is involved in this at al ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Mel Martinez Decides One Term is Enough, 2010 Senate Race Wide Open

    It's been our fear that something huge politic-wise would happen while we were away looking at pretty, little art things, and what do you know it happens on the first day. Sonofa. Senator Mel Martinez has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010. His Senate seat was generally seen ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Manny's Cabinet Rivals

    The shortlist for HUD secretary keeps getting longer. Mayor Manny Diaz is still on this list, released to the AP from ominous sources inside the party and transition team: Miami Mayor Manny DiazRep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.Renee Glover, head of Atlanta's housing authorityNicolas Retsinas, director ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    News Roundup

    The Florida Legislature is getting worried about the budget. There could be a deficit of as much as $2 billion this fiscal year. [Local10] A Broward High School swim coach is arrested on child pornography charges. Who knew a guy who spends his free time around a bunch of teenagers in speedos would b ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    MSNBC: Manny Diaz Being Vetted for HUD and Transportation

    Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

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    December 12, 2002

    Poor Miami: More Good Ideas

    According to these folks, there's hope for America's most impoverished city

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    October 3, 2002

    Looks Good on Paper

    Miami's planners already have a blueprint for eliminating poverty -- now all they need is a little divine intervention

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    September 26, 2002

    Where Did All the People Go?

    A once-thriving neighborhood is now a ghost town thanks to Miami's multimillion-dollar housing fiasco

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    June 20, 2002

    Playhouse Cubano

    A controversial theater troupe finds a new home in Miami

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    January 3, 2002

    My Dog Ate the Mortgage -- Really!

    As Miami tries to collect millions in loans gone bad, the deadbeat debtors trot out their excuses

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    July 5, 2001

    Use It or Lose It

    The county must spend most of its current $35.2 million community development grant by October 31

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    July 5, 2001

    Our Lady of the Projects

    Octavia Anderson and the last days of the James E. Scott Homes

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    March 8, 2001

    The Eviction Addiction

    Senior citizens like Jack Giralt are being sent packing by landlords eager to cash in on the Miami Beach housing boom

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    January 18, 2001

    Welcome to the Cruel World

    Welfare reform has dramatically changed public housing in Miami-Dade County. Personal responsibility is the new refrain, and zero tolerance is the law.

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    July 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of July 20, 2000

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    June 22, 2000

    The Knight of Blight

    Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.

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    June 15, 2000

    The Real McGuffin

    Neil McGuffin was supposed to guide the Miami Beach Housing Authority into the new millennium. Instead he exposed an agency in disarray. And he lost his job.

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    August 12, 1999

    The Apartment Building from Hell

    Pay a visit to Overtown's New Jack complex, where drug dealers rule, kids play in sewage, and multimillionaire owner Garth Reeves makes excuses

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    July 22, 1999

    The Bitterness of Sugar Hill

    The plan was to turn inner-city housing into an AIDS refuge. The reality is a shocking waste of money and charity.

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    July 15, 1999

    Raze and Rebuild

    Scott Homes residents realize their apartments are dirty, dangerous, and crowded. Yet many want to stay.

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    June 10, 1999

    Wynwood's White Elephant

    Miami's foreign-trade zone is a giant, peach-and-mauve testament to the city's incompetence

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    June 11, 1998

    Home Wreckers

    Dade's home rehab loan program is more adept at breaking hearts than repairing houses

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    September 25, 1997

    How to Succeed in Education Without Really Studying

    Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.

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    June 26, 1996

    Home Truths

    After decades of living month to month in trailer parks, some South Dade migrant workers have found a permanent address

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    August 3, 1995

    The Canyon

    Scenes from the Scott Homes -- the mamas, the kids, the babies, the fight for dignity, the pall of despair

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    August 3, 1995

    Battling, Bungling Bureaucrats

    Miami says the feds are holding up a grant worth millions. The feds say Miami didn't ask for it just right. Miami says up yours. The feds say . . .

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    April 13, 1995

    One Million for You Group, One Million for My Group

    Conflict-of-interest allegations force a recount in the divvying-up of federal AIDS funding

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    March 16, 1995

    Forgotten but Not Gone

    The last of the FEMA trailer occupants are now rehoused. The question is: For how long?

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    March 2, 1995

    Potty Down

    Tenants in this Northwest Dade public housing project say they're tired of HUD's head games

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    February 23, 1995

    Still Homeless After All These Years

    The Pottinger case returned to Judge Atkins's courtroom, and both sides came out firing

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    January 12, 1995

    Low Bid, High Gain

    Don't let a few pesky fedearl regulations spoil your chance to make a killing in real estate

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    August 16, 1994

    Bring Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Homeless

    Just keep them out of Coconut Grove

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    July 26, 1994

    Bold MacDonald

    The fight to end homelessness has moved to the boardrooms -- and Donna MacDonald, brash and outspoken, is having trouble finding a way in

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    July 26, 1994

    No Love Lost

    Would tenants of the James E. Scott Homes choose Annie Love to represent them? If Love lets them hold an election, perhaps we'll find out.

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    November 28, 1990
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