‘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”

MCARE Sends Open Letter to Miami Officials Over Threats of Evicting Homeless on Christmas

Sent December 29, 2021To: Francis Suarez, Mayor, City of MiamiChristine King, Chair, City of Miami CommissionVictoria Méndez, Miami City AttorneyArt Noriega, Miami City ManagerWilliam Porro, Director, Miami Department of Human ServicesRE: Eviction Notices at the Wharf Homeless Encampment We — concerned physicians, the Miami Street Medicine Team, the Greater Miami ACLU, the Miami Coalition toContinue reading “MCARE Sends Open Letter to Miami Officials Over Threats of Evicting Homeless on Christmas”

Activists rally to prevent jail time for Miami’s homeless

Demonstrations calling for systemic change reach City Hall — The Miami Times Link to original story here. David Peery, who previously experienced homelessness as a victim of the 2008 recession, knows far too well how one unfortunate circumstance can drastically alter the trajectory of someone’s life. Last Thursday, the attorney and activist channeled those painfulContinue reading “Activists rally to prevent jail time for Miami’s homeless”