Little Haiti designated an official city neighborhood of Miami

Thursday, May 26, 2016 is a historic day for the Haitian Diaspora. It marks an official recognition of Little Haiti in Miami as a neighborhood. That is after more than 16 years of fighting by community activists to recognize Little Haiti, to put it on the map, and to keep our legacy and history.

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Official Map of Little Haiti in Miami

In a jam-packed Miami City Hall where several hundred came for support, the commissioners voted unanimously for the creation of legal boundaries for the community in northeast Miami. Members of the Haitian community were had argued that developers were buying property and removing Haitians from the area through gentrification.

Here is the new boundaries of Little Haiti. Little Haiti is roughly between 79th and 54th streets and NW 6th and NE 2nd Avenues.

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