NewFM and Partners Seek to Halt Vote on Little Haiti Gentrification Project

New Florida Majority, Haitian Women of Miami (FANM) and Partners Seek to Halt Vote on Gentrification Project in Little Haiti at City of Miami Urban Review Board Meeting

MIAMI – On Wednesday, Jan. 18 New Florida Majority and partners will join residents at the City of Miami Urban Review Board meeting to voice concerns and ask the board to delay voting on the proposed 28-story luxury mega complex in Little Haiti. The Urban Review Board is scheduled to vote on the project during the meeting.

Major developers continue to reshape Miami without the voice of historically disenfranchised black communities. Many residents feel as though they’ve been blindsided by the project and don’t understand the impact that it will have on their community.

Miami has been named one of the most unaffordable cities to live in in the country, signifying an affordable housing crisis that hits working class communities, like Little Haiti the hardest. SVP Realty seeks to develop historically black neighborhoods but has been sued twice for refusing to rent apartments to black residents.

NewFM, FANM and others want to ensure that residents voices are heard and that their concerns are addressed before the project moves forward.

WHAT: City of Miami Urban Review Board Meeting

WHO: New Florida Majority, partners and residents

WHERE: Miami City Hall Commission Chambers, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.