Public comment from the Feb. 15 Little Haiti Revitalization Trust meeting. The Little Haiti Revitalization Trust was created in April 2019 to develop affordable housing, engage in homebuyer assistance programs and revitalize the area in a way that preserves the cultural identity and encourages others to relocate to the area. (Ashley Miznazi/ The Haitian Times)

The Little Haiti Revitalization Trust got no closer to distributing $6 million earmarked for the community because not enough board members were present for quorum during the February meeting to vote on releasing the funds.  

“We can’t keep starting the ball over,” said Little Haiti resident Frantz Fenelon. “Now we have to wait another month to meet again to make any changes, and that’s not fair to us that’s trying to fight right now.”

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.