South Florida’s housing crisis is placing an immense burden on families and workers. Miami-Dade has become one of the most unaffordable places to live in the United States, and rents have increased at least 30 percent in the past year alone.
Lifelong Miami-Dade residents are getting priced out, and low-wage earners bear the brunt of this crisis. Even some who earn higher incomes are struggling with rent increases.
Joseph Flahie, a Jackson Memorial Hospital ICU nurse and SEIU 1991 member, writes about how the housing affordability crisis impacts healthcare workers’ ability to live in Miami. You can read his op-ed in the Miami Herald.