‘Basically an eviction.’ At Miami rent rally stories of $750 increase and grim choices

Emily Moloney felt good about her place in the Miami economy when the yearbegan: She was earning $85,000 in a tech job and covering rent on a one-bedroomdowntown apartment. Then came the notice of a $750 rent increase within 90days. “I let them know this is basically an eviction,” Moloney, 31, said of the 40%Continue reading “‘Basically an eviction.’ At Miami rent rally stories of $750 increase and grim choices”

Miami’s Climate Gentrification Crisis

On April 1st at 2pm, IGNITE National will be hosting our Miami community council on Miami’s climate gentrification crisis. It will be facilitated by myself and will include well versed panelists to discuss rent spikes, climate change and how its fueling mass gentrification in our beloved neighborhoods. Please join me as we embark on a much needed discussionContinue reading “Miami’s Climate Gentrification Crisis”

Accused Miami Serial Killer Willy Suarez Maceo Charged In The Murders Of Two Homeless Men

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has formally charged Willy Suarez Maceo in the murders of two homeless men in Miami. “These types of homicides are best known as serial killings. It’s a series of chances like detached killings that can defy a community’s perception of danger and safety,” said Fernandez Rundle. Maceo has beenContinue reading “Accused Miami Serial Killer Willy Suarez Maceo Charged In The Murders Of Two Homeless Men”

Program to deliver COVID-19 tests leaves out the houseless

Two years into the pandemic, the Biden administration’s first direct testing response leaves a lot to be desired This month, the Biden administration launched a program to deliver four COVID-19 rapid tests per household to people with an address across the country. While the program will deliver 500 million tests, advocates say it innately disadvantages houseless people,Continue reading “Program to deliver COVID-19 tests leaves out the houseless”

WLRN Puts the Spotlight on Homelessness in Miami

The city of Miami has a few million dollars in federal money to help those experiencing homelessness. The City of Miami is infusing more money into efforts to try and reduce homelessness, using $3.1 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The goal is to reduce homelessness in Miami down to “functionalContinue reading “WLRN Puts the Spotlight on Homelessness in Miami”