Building and sustaining our community as a place that values its UNIQUE architecture, pursues a VIBRANT economy, and celebrates a DIVERSE population. While Miami Beach has become a destination and playground for celebrities and wealthy investors, MBCDC recognizes that Miami Beach belongs to everyone and supports low-income, elderly and disabled persons throughout the City.
Enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and expand opportunities for residents of the community through a comprehensive housing and community development program.
Villa Maria is representative of MBCDC's mission which combine affordable housing and historic preservation. Villa Maria was built in the 1930s and it is home to 34 elderly households.
The Shelbourne House was MBCDC's first project and was completed in 1998. It has 27 residents.
The Allen House Apartments is across from the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was completed in 2012 and is home to 39 elderly households.
Miami Beach Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) has been serving the low income community of Miami Beach for over 40 years. Currently, it owns and operates 14 buildings with 342 units of affordable housing. Of the 342 units for low-income households, 199 are reserved for elderly tenants over 62, 34 serve the elderly and formerly homeless, 49 are for people with HIV/AIDS.
MBCDC provides housing counseling for first time homebuyers from all over Miami-Dade County. It assists about 30 families every month. MBCDC has the capacity to conduct workshops in English and Spanish. Our workshops are held on Wednesdays, twice a month. MBCDC has found that there are many families that benefit from a weekday workshop because it alleviates the problem of obtaining childcare while the parents attend the class. After attending our program, low-income first-time homebuyers are eligible to apply for mortgage assistance from Miami-Dade County. This program provides homebuyers with a low-interest forgivable mortgage subsidy that allows low-income families to purchase homes in Miami-Dade County.