As Super Bowl Sunday in Miami’s Dolphin Stadium approaches, labor activists and low-income housing advocates are trying to call attention to the other Miami, where poor people are being hemmed in by poverty and gentrification. The activists such as One Miami Now say investment should help the people in neighborhoods like Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti, not displace them. And there’s no better time to make their case than now, when reporters are looking for a fresh angle on the big event.
BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.