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Miami-Dade officials propose building apartments for teachers on school grounds

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That’s one idea for affordable housing

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When you were in elementary school, did you ever imagine that your teacher lived at school? That could actually be a reality in Miami. The Miami Herald’s Douglas Hanks reports on an interesting idea to create more affordable housing In Miami-Dade county by building apartments right on school grounds.

There’s a proposal in its preliminary stages to build a middle school next to Southside Elementary School in Brickell featuring an entire floor (with a separate entrance) devoted to a residential units. If that works, Miami-Dade wants to build a housing complex with 300 apartments next door to Phillis Wheatley Elementary.

County teachers would get priority access to these apartments, which would make for the easiest of commutes — not to mention securing affordable rent in this pricey housing market.