Miami-Dade County will vote in November on an affordable housing ordinance that would mandate at least 10% affordable housing in projects with more than 20 units.
The members of Miami-Dade County’s Economic Prosperity Committee voted 5-1 to approve an affordable housing ordinance that would require all new Miami-Dade residential projects with more than 20 units to reserve 10% of their units as affordable for residents between 60% and 140% of Miami-Dade’s $48,100 median income. Developers would receive a 15 percent density bonus in exchange, which they could transfer to another project.

Members of the Latin Builders Association and the Builders Association of South Florida voiced their opposition to the ordinance during a public discussion meeting on Thursday.

Ben Solomon, president of the Builders Association of South Florida, told commissioners that a mandatory problem could stifle new development in the county, hurting some of the same people the ordinance was meant to help — laborers, construction workers and building suppliers.

The full county commission will vote on the ordinance in November.
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