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* FIU Study - Removing Barriers
Miami-Dade Infill Housing
* CDBG/HOME Recomendations
* Miami-Dade FY 2005 Policies
* Report Card - Miami-Dade Infill Housing
* "TIF" Infill Financing
* New Ideas for Infill Initiative
* "Lienfield" Initiative
* Housing in "Distressed" Neighborhoods
* Inner City Land Reform - Brookings
* Infill Strategy Task Force
* Transit Oriented Development
* Mixed use HUD 202 and 811
* 2003 CDBG/HOME Recomendations
* Tax Increment Financing
* Issues with Home Repair Lending
* CDBG, HOME, and Surtax/SHIP
* Rethinking Manufactured Housing
* "Eastward Ho!" Recomendations

Miami-Dade
Policy Papers
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County's proposed infill affordability controls
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Infill Housing Intiative - 2006 recommendations for improvement
* County Manager's memos on affordable housing initiatives
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"Leave No Vacant Lot Behind"
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Infill Housing Initiative Report Card

Infrastructure Upgrade Initiative
Decrepit water, sewer and street systems inhibit inner city development efforts. Developers are not given building permits unless they first agree to pay for the cost of upgrading the existing systems. The extra costsmean that deals don't get done. What is proposed is a massive new investment in upgrading decripit infrastructure. We propose paying for it, in part, with the same types of public financing mechanisms that are used to finance stadiums and arenas for professional sports teams


Infill Housing Development Initiative
The goal is to create a partnership between local government and nonprofit sector developers to dramatically increase the construction of new home ownership units that are affordable to low and moderate income families. The goal, therefore, must be to identify and eliminate constraints. The Challenge is that Developers have difficulty finding market opportunities in older low income neighborhoods. Many years of neglect has led to an inadequate infrastructure. Simply put, it is more difficult and more expensive making deals work in these neighborhoods
Neighborhood Development Zones
A new paradigm for community based development is needed. CDC are forming partnerships to systematically identify and then eliminate the barriers that inhibit market-based development activities in specific low income communities

Bank Partnership Initiative
Specific proposals for strengthening bank participation in community development ventures. Suggestions include: more bank equity investments in CDC sponsored real estate develoment ventures; more bank purchasing of 501(c)(3) tax exempt bonds, more bank pre-development lending for CDCs.

Housing Development as Economic Development
If we could only somehow accelerate housing production in the new "Neighborhood Development Zones" a multitude of market opportunities could unfold for zone businesses who were engaged in the various construction trades (e.g. plumbers, carpenters, masons, electricians, land scapers, painters, security, etc.). CDBG "economic development funds" should be used to help these businesses to fully participate. The package of assistance could include things like help with the bonding requirements, assistance in responding to bid solicitations, access to "accounts receivables" financing, etc..



Loan Guarantee Initiative
An alternate model for using CDBG to meet the credit needs to these types of small businesses that have difficulty in accessing traditional bank lending


Single Family Home Ownership


The Goal: create a partnership between local government and nonprofit sector developers to dramatically increase the construction of new home ownership units that are affordable to low and moderate income families .


CDBG, HOME, and Surtax/SHIP

Don't Use These Programs to Fill Miami-Dade County Budget Gaps