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Miami, FL Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

City Of Miami   
Urban | Suburban |
Passed a mandatory inclusionary zoning ordinance in 2018 that requires affordable units in a certain 30-block district. Because the city ranked lowest in the country for affordable rental units and climate change is forcing residents inland, Miami chose to pass this ordinance. Now, rental developments within the zone must have a minimum 7% affordable or 14% workforce housing. Both of these are designated for households earning 80% less AMI. Developers will be permitted to increase project square footage if they fulfill this requirement. In Miami, 33.8% of renter households are severely cost burdened, spending 30-50% of income on rent. Additionally, the historically inland communities were largely black and latinx, and are being forced out by richer people moving from beachfront properties.