Affordable Housing

Since 1998, with the opening of the Shelbourne Apartments, MBCDC has been at the forefront of affordable housing on Miami Beach.  The organization has been able to combine its passion for serving the community and for historic preservation, to create 340 units of housing that serve elderly and disabled residents primarily in historic buildings on Miami Beach.  In addition, the organization has two properties within the City of Miami which were developed in partnership with Related Urban Development Group.  

MBCDC's housing is ideal for the population it serves because the buildings are centrally located with proximity to public transportation, health care, community centers and the beach.  MBCDC is not just a landlord.  Our property management and maintenance staff attend to the needs of our residents with compassion and the desire to make a difference.  Staff provide referrals to community agencies, coordinate with social workers, and distribute donations.  

Who We Serve

  • Over 80% of our population is elderly or disabled, or both
  • 60% of our elderly live alone
  • More than 50% of our clients have incomes of less than $10,000 annually

MBCDC housing can only be accessed through a waitlist.   MBCDC is not accepting any applications at this time.  If you are already on the list and would like to update your information, click here.


Meridian Place Apts  (Elderly)                                        34 UNITS

530 MERIDIAN AVENUE                                                       23 - Studios

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139                                         11 – One bedroom


Westchester Apts. (Multi-family)                                    24 UNITS

516 15TH STREET                                                                12 - Studios

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139                                         12 – One Bedrooms      


1551 Pennsylvania Apts. (Multi-family)                            20 UNITS                                              

1551 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE                                           20 – One bedroom

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139


Crespi Park Apts. (Multi-family)                                      16 UNITS

7900 & 7920 Crespi Blvd.                                                   6 - Studios

1023 79th Street                                                                   10 – One bedroom

Miami Beach, Florida 33140


Jefferson Apts. (Elderly)                                                  27 UNITS                                                                    

542 Jefferson Avenue                                                        4 - Studios                                                               

Miami Beach, Florida 33139                                               23 – One bedroom


Madison Apts. (Multi-Family)                                        17 UNITS

259 Washington Avenue                                                    4 - Studios

Miami Beach, Florida 33139                                             3 – One bedroom

                                                                                        7 – Two bedroom

                                                                                        3 – Three bedroom


530 Michigan Apts. (Elderly)                                        9 UNITS

530 Michigan Avenue                                                      3 - Studios

Miami Beach, Florida 33140                                            6 – One bedroom


532 Michigan Apts.  (Elderly)                                       18 UNITS

532 Michigan Avenue                                                      4 - Studios

Miami Beach, Florida 33139                                            14 – One bedroom


Allen Apts. (Elderly)                                                       39 UNITS

2001Washington Avenue                                                 36 - Studios

Miami Beach, Florida 33139                                             3 – One bedroom


Villa Maria Apts. (Elderly)                                             34 UNITS

2800 Collins Avenue                                                       3 - Studio

Miami Beach, Florida 33140                                           31 – One bedroom


Villa Matti Apts. (Elderly)                                              36 UNITS

221-28th Street                                                                 36 – One bedroom                          

Miami Beach, Florida 33140                 


Camacho Apts. (Elderly)                                              24 Units

126 SW 8 Avenue                                                        12-One Bedroom

Miami, Florida 33130                                                   12-One Bedroom