Tag Archives: Miami

The Criminalization of Homelessness in a Post-Pottinger World

AMELIA DAYNES—In February of this year, Judge Moreno of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida dissolved the Pottinger Agreement, a landmark consent decree that led the nation in establishing protection for people experiencing homelessness. The original Pottinger Agreement was reached in 1998, after ten years of litigation and negotiation between the […]

Miami’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Mapping the Need for Housing Preservation

ELLEN DEGNAN—The City of Miami is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. In 2014, it had the highest rate of cost-burdened renters in the nation: 66.2 percent of Miami renters spent more than 30 percent of household income on rent and utilities. Even more astonishing, 37 percent of all renters and 83 percent […]