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The Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village Brings Affordable Housing and Community Assets to an Underinvested Neighborhood in Miami, Florida
HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities and support inclusive community development. The projects and community development efforts featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.
Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood has experienced chronic disinvestment for much of the past 50 years. Among other factors, the construction of Interstate 95 concentrated poverty in the neighborhood, and the 1980 McDuffie race riots contributed to a prolonged period of disinvestment that persisted into the twenty-first century.
Audrey M. Edmonson (AME) Transit Village, a mixed-use project that required the support of many public and private partners, is a significant economic and cultural investment for Liberty City and helps reverse decades of neighborhood decline. Along with the project’s 176 units of affordable housing, AME Transit Village features considerable community assets: a bus transit hub, a performing arts theater and related cultural spaces, and ground-floor commercial space. By locating needed affordable housing next to community assets, AME Transit Village has contributed to the neighborhood’s revitalization.
Visit HUD User's Case Studies page to learn more about affordable housing and to view other promising examples of how communities across the nation are raising the bar on inclusive community development.