Miami-Dade County Zoning: Administrative Requirements of Workforce Housing Bonuses

In 2007, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 07-05, which created a voluntary Workforce Housing Development Program in order to encourage development of land available for residential use targeted towards the workforce income group. The program allows real estate developers to obtain density and intensity development bonuses by providing either workforce housing units (WHUs) or a monetary contribution to the Miami-Dade County Affordable Housing Trust Fund. In 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 16-138, which created a mandatory Workforce Housing Development Program and amended certain provisions of the County’s existing voluntary Workforce Housing Development Program. With a shortage of affordable housing in Miami-Dade County, many developers are interested in availing themselves of the benefits of the Workforce Housing Development Program, which include: density and intensity…

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