GMCC Workforce Housing Resource Guide for Miami-Dade County 3rd Edition
The mission of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Housing Committee is to support solutions to the high-cost and low-availability of workforce housing in South Florida. Partnering with nonprofit organizations, banks, businesses, universities, and government, the Committee works to increase the availability of workforce housing through advocacy and creative problem-solving.
With this objective in mind, the Committee has prepared this guide, which seeks to identify current available resources to support the development and creation of workforce housing units. The guide is intended to be a dynamic document that can be updated as additional resources are identified or come online. This guide will also serve as a road map to identify areas where the Chamber’s resources can be leveraged to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of said support.
Workforce housing is defined as housing that is affordable for families whose incomes are within 60 to 140 percent of Miami-Dade County’s area median income as reported by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ($74,700 as of May 2023) Miami-Dade County - Housing Income Limits as of May 2023. This translates to a range of $82,550 to $144,480 adjusted for a family of four. City of Miami – Workforce Housing Income Ranges.
Although this guide seeks to focus on resources primarily supporting workforce housing, invariably many of these resources will also help what is traditionally defined as “affordable housing,” which the income tier just below the workforce housing definition is described above. And while this distinction may be important in properly cataloguing available resources, the goal of this committee is to support the access of affordable of housing units for all low to moderate income segments of our community.