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These oral histories were conducted by FIU students in collaboration with Catalyst Miami and include interviews documenting the experiences of Miami-Dade residents facing the county’s persistent economic inequality. Participants include community advocates, members of Catalyst Miami programs, and a local public official. The narrators describe the interconnection between the wealth gap and issues of housing, business ownership, and the digital divide.
The project includes a series of interviews with 12 community members in which they tell their stories of how they’ve been personally affected by one of the three focus areas. We work alongside these frontline community members to collectively shape our shared vision of Miami. Their stories showcase the current realities of our broken systems and offer community-based solutions.
Below are some of the resources and additional media developed by the students during this project.
Along with a coalition of South Florida organizations, Catalyst Miami helped author a model community benefits agreement (CBAs) for organizations and community members to use when advocating for benefits from real estate developers entering their communities. CBAs are enforceable, binding agreements between communities (both community organizations and individual community members) and developers that install anti-displacement measures and allow for the distribution of benefits from new real estate to positively impact community members.
A vision for equitable housing policy in south Florida communities and advocates fighting for dignified and sustainable housing for all.
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In July 2019, over 75 Miami-Dade County residents represented their neighborhoods at the Miami Housing & Energy Justice Congress, where over 40 demands related to neighborhood development and energy justice were voiced. This kicked off a seven month revision process collecting public feedback through community meetings. As a result, the Housing Justice in the Face of Climate Change Report was collaboratively developed by over 200 Miami-Dade County residents and stakeholders.
At its core, the Miami Climate Alliance is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to prioritize climate justice in South Florida. The Miami Climate Alliance seeks to achieve equity in resilience by building urgency around community well-being, strengthening networks of community members and organizations, raising awareness of climate change and sea level rise as threats to all forms of justice, and directly supporting those working to implement solutions in frontline neighborhoods now.
This in-depth case study examines Catalyst Miami's work over two decades, evolving to meet the needs of Miami-Dade County's low-wealth communities. The case study was developed for the Kresge Foundation’s Next Generation Human Services Initiative in collaboration with Harvard Business School.
Catalyst Miami is part of a 30+ organization coalition urging local elected officials to utilize vacant public land for affordable development.
Connect Capital is an action plan released in May 2019 by the City of Miami and Miami Homes for All to address the city's affordable housing needs. The report is a result of more than a year of community-wide conversations with a goal of preserving & creating 12K affordable housing units. Catalyst Miami served on the steering committee.
A white paper on hurricane preparedness and responses/best practices after Hurricane Irma.