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‘Avalanche’: Miami renters brace for mass evictions as moratorium ends

As the clock ticks down on the end of the national eviction moratorium, housing advocates are gearing up for evictions throughout Miami-Dade, especially low-income renters without the means to pay the back rent they owe. The moratorium, which went into effect on Sept. 4 and has been extended several times...
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Evictions will soar when moratorium ends. Miami-Dade can’t leave tenants helpless, homeless | Editorial

Those are the dire words housing and economic experts are using to describe what’s likely to happen in Miami-Dade County starting on Saturday, when the federal, pandemic-driven moratorium on evictions is set to end. We’ll see an avalanche of evictions, they say, and a free-for-all in court when landlords are finally able to press their cases against tenants who have fallen behind on the rent.
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7th annual BlackTech Week kicks off in Miami

BlackTech Week, a Knight Foundation-backed event for Black entrepreneurs in the technology industry, launched its seventh annual event Monday. The five-day program, presented by the Center for Black Innovation, is a hybrid gathering that includes both virtual and in-person speakers, networking opportunities, presentations and workshops in Miami's Overtown and Little Havana.
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Shake-A-Leg Celebrates 31 Years Of Making Miami One Of The Most Accessible Cities

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A big celebration was held Monday morning by Shake-A-Leg Miami. The organization is celebrating 31 years of making the city of Miami one of the most accessible cities to live, work, visit and get healthy. Over the years Shake-A-Leg has made life better for thousands people with disabilities and their families. They thanked the community for its support for the group. The American with Disabilities Act was signed into law by George H.W. Bush 31 years ago, the same day that Shake-A-Leg Miami was launched.
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Surfside Condo Collapse Victims, Families Honored At Memorial Concert

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The community around Surfside came together Sunday for a concert to remember the Champlain Towers South collapse victims and their family members. “We are here because we love those people, we love the people that are suffering right now,” said Juanita Sepulveda. She was among the hundreds of people who came together for the concert. “We just want to bring some peace and maybe some little joy and maybe remembrance of what happened,” added Sabrina Alphonso, the Music Director and Conductor of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. She said the Village of Bal Harbor and the symphony have been doing summer...
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This Miami 9-Year-Old Excels Behind His Braille Keyboard

A 9-year-old student from Miami is one of the best braillers in North America. Jeremy “JJ” Matthews is among 50 finalists from the U.S. and Canada competing in the Braille Challenge, a test of reading and writing skills for blind and visually-impaired children. JJ is one of only 10 finalists in his age group.
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Renters search for more space as COVID leaves them working at home

Many renters are ramping up their searches for bigger places after COVID-19 forced them to work more than a year at home. Although workers are gradually returning to their regular offices this summer, many are still being allowed to work at home full time or for portions of their workweeks. Since the pandemic struck down the economy in March of last year, some are finding that temporary needs ...
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Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Surfside Building Collapse Victim Fund Helping Those In Need

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Call Neighbors 4 Neighbors at (305) 597-4404 or visit Neighbors4Neighbors.org/SurfsideFund if you want to help those affected by the Surfside condo collapse. So far, the nonprofit’s Surfside Building Collapse Victim Fund has raised nearly $245,000. Neighbors 4 Neighbors Executive Director Katy Meagher said the fund’s goal will be to assist the victims in the long term with unforeseen costs and things not covered by insurance. The state’s Department of Emergency Management has recognized Neighbors 4 Neighbors as one of only two organizations to trust during the crisis.