Miami-Dade set to sell $3.5 million in county land for $30 for housing deals

While fixing a hasty giveaway of county land from two weeks ago, Miami-Dade commissioners are set to vote on two new transfers of county property worth more than $3 million.

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Habitat for Humanity, a leading developer of affordable housing in Miami-Dade and a charity, is recommended to obtain a 9-acre lot in Southwest Miami-Dade that’s valued at $2 million in county tax rolls.

The agreement requires the land be used to build affordable housing or the county takes back the property. As is standard in affordable housing agreements with Miami-Dade, Habitat would pay $10 for the land in a no-bid deal.

Nearby, another sizable county lot worth $1.3 million would go to a company owned by a longtime lobbyist who is a partner with Palmetto Homes, the developer that secured a $10 deal on Oct. 6 for nearly $10 million worth of county land.

The 5-acre lot off

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Miami-Dade set to sell $3.5M in land for $30 for housing deals

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Miami-Dade commissioners will vote Tuesday on selling lots worth nearly $5 million for $10 per deal, under rules requiring the parcels be developed into affordable housing.

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While fixing a hasty giveaway of county land from two weeks ago, Miami-Dade commissioners are set to vote on two new transfers of county property worth more than $3 million.

Habitat for Humanity, a leading developer of affordable housing in Miami-Dade and a charity, is recommended to obtain a 9-acre lot in Southwest Miami-Dade that’s valued at $2 million in county tax rolls.

The agreement requires the land be used to build affordable housing or the county takes back the property. As is standard in affordable housing agreements with Miami-Dade, Habitat would pay $10 for the land in a no-bid deal.

Nearby, another sizable county lot worth $1.3 million would go to a company owned by a longtime lobbyist who

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Company started by Miami-Dade candidate trying to evict family during COVID emergency

In June, a real estate company formed by Miami-Dade County Commission candidate Kionne McGhee asked a judge to evict a Homestead family months behind in its rent, and argued the case shouldn’t be covered by a statewide moratorium on most evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“I’m a father of five with nowhere to go,” William Collier wrote on lined notebook paper in a July letter to Judge Lawrence King, who granted the eviction order on Sept. 23. “I…lost my job and was unable to pay and the owner is tryna find any reason to put us out instead of helping us.”

Collier and his family remain in the single-story house off Twelfth Avenue on the western edge of Homestead, temporarily shielded by local and federal protections against residential evictions. McGhee, a lawyer and the outgoing Democratic leader of the Florida House, noted the eviction action won’t result in

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