Within Reach: Housing Solutions for Miami's Workforce

Client: "City of Miami, Division of Economic Initiatives"
Faculty: Dennis Smith and Ana Oliveira
Team: "Samuel Carter, Madeline Maxwell, Ross Meyer, Aaron C. Miner, and Nancy Palmadessa"
Year: 2008
"Millions of working families across the country struggle to find decent, affordable places to live. This is especially true for the City of Miami. The City's Division of Economic Initiatives requested a Capstone team to recommend strategies to provide housing for the city's essential workforce. The team completed an analysis of current market conditions and conducted stakeholder interviews. Additionally, the team completed a review of best and emerging practices in workforce housing nationwide. The policy options were analyzed based on the local conditions and needs of the City of Miami to produce final recommendations and an implementation structure. This report recommends creating an innovative employer­assisted housing fund that could help attract and retain the workforce that is essential for Miami's economy. "