low income http://wlrn.org en New West Grove Development Offers Affordable Housing To Elderly http://wlrn.org/post/new-west-grove-development-offers-affordable-housing-elderly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Surrounded by a backhoe and excavators, more than 250 people celebrated the groundbreaking of a new housing development project in Miami’s West Grove neighborhood Monday morning.</span></p><p>Gibson Plaza is designed to be a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development offering affordable housing to the elderly. This development is the first project of its kind in over 50 years.</p><p>The project is a product of a public-private partnership between Miami-Dade County, two development groups, a private foundation, and Miami-Dade College.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:39:15 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31490 at http://wlrn.org New West Grove Development Offers Affordable Housing To Elderly Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas http://wlrn.org/post/why-sea-level-rise-might-hurt-poor-neighborhoods-more-coastal-areas <p></p><p>Keren Bolter&nbsp;is a doctoral student of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University researching what areas in South Florida are particularly threatened by rising seas. She says all methods of analysis for the risks of sea-level rise only focus on financial vulnerability -- ranking Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach as high-risk -- but to her, that's not the whole story.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:40:21 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30194 at http://wlrn.org Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas Here's What It Takes To Make Ends Meet In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/heres-what-it-takes-make-ends-meet-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the federal government, "enough" is a simple, five-figure amount: $23,850. That's the poverty line. It marks a distinction between who is poor and who is not, who doesn’t have enough money to make ends meet and who does.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:50:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27498 at http://wlrn.org Here's What It Takes To Make Ends Meet In South Florida Florida Wage Theft Issues http://wlrn.org/post/florida-wage-theft-issues <p></p><p>09/30/13 - Monday&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> examines the issue of wage-theft, particularly among low income and day workers. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But unpaid wages are a widespread problem within other Florida industries, including tourism, retail trade and construction. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many cases go unreported by workers who can least afford to be shorted. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We&rsquo;ll have panel of regional experts . . . and take your calls. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Monday at 1pm on </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests/links: </span></li><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wage Theft Claims,&nbsp;Miami-Dade Consumer Service: 305-375-3677 &nbsp;</span></li><li><strong><a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/business/wage-theft.asp">http://www.miamidade.gov/business/wage-theft.asp</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cynthia S Hernandez,&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senior Research Associate, Instructor &amp; Director of Internship Programs&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Center for Labor Research &amp; Studies&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://www.risep-fiu.org/">www.risep-fiu.org</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeanette Smith&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive Director South</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Florida Interfaith Worker Justice&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Member of the Wage Theft Task Force &nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://www.sfiwj.org/">www.sfiwj.org</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Donna M. Ballman, P.A. </strong>Employment Attorney &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ballmanfirm.com/">www.ballmanfirm.com</a></strong></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 21208 at http://wlrn.org Florida Wage Theft Issues Habitat For Humanity: Women Helping Women http://wlrn.org/post/habitat-humanity-women-helping-women <p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 12565 at http://wlrn.org Habitat For Humanity: Women Helping Women