Housing CrisisDeveloping Story
A 3-Part Series

By Mandy Miles and Alex Rickert The Keys Weekly spent the past three weeks exploring the Florida Keys’ housing crisis, its causes, effects and continuing concerns. We quickly learned our island chain is by no means the only American community dealing with exorbitant housing costs, increasing vacation rentals and estates that sit empty for months.  Cures are hard to come by “The Cape Cods and Vails of America are turning into hollow versions of their former selves. They’re losing the culture, vibrancy and authenticity that comes from real people living there — not just second-home owners commuting in from the cities on weekends and holidays,” states a report from the Institute on Policy Studies called The Housing Crisis Unfolding in America’s Destination Towns. “Addressing this problem is...

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Stock Island & Lower Keys

FWC ANNOUNCES RULE CHANGES FOR 4 KEYS SPECIES

At its meeting on May 3 and 4 in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a number of immediate and potential rule changes for species...

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7 Mile Bridge to Long Key

MHS GRADUATE CHASE TAYLOR COMPLETES COAST GUARD BOOT CAMP

Chase Taylor has always been a fan of serving others around him. With a new career in the United States Coast Guard, he’ll do that in more ways than...

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Key Largo to Islamorada

CORAL FRAGMENTS FROM LAND-BASED NURSERY OUTPLANTED IN BID TO RESTORE ISLAMORADA REEFS

Mote outplanted the first coral fragments from its satellite nursery in Islamorada at Bud N’ Mary's Marina on April 28. These corals were initially fragmented on the evening of...

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