Making a difference
I saw your post about [the young lady's] visit to the Village Council last week (A Cry for Help). You were dead on. All of the intentions and talk from me and others have not changed the fact that she and up to 120 other residents of the West Grove may be evicted and homeless in the coming months.
On a long shot, I came to the final city budget hearing tonight with an amendment to allocate $306,000 toward emergency re-housing for urgent eviction situations like this. After some discussion and pushback and then support, the amendment passed. The funds will be placed in the Department of Community Development which will create a program to work with these residents and bridge the gap to their next place in life.
The bigger solution involves accessible housing opportunities within our community. I’m up for that challenge, but in the meantime, I’m very thankful to my fellow Commissioners for helping these neighbors.
Vice Chair, Miami City Commission
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