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Miami-Dade County News - July 28, 2021

Government and Politics

July 29, 2021


Miami-Dade County re-opens applications for rent relief starting July 30th

County residents that are behind on their rent due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and other housing costs

MIAMI ( July 29, 2021 ) — Miami-Dade County will re-open applications for rent relief starting Friday, July 30th. County residents that have fallen behind on rent or utilities due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and possibly utility costs.

"Miami-Dade has provided an average of over $8,560 in rental assistance to more than 3,480 families since March, and we are proud to continue distributing millions of dollars in relief to keep families in need in their homes and provide relief to landlords who are struggling," said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "We have been working hard to make sure we prevent evictions by supporting families at every step of the way with a whole of government response – bringing together Public Housing and Community Development, Community Action and Human Services, the Homeless Trust, and the Miami-Dade Police Department, working in collaboration with our many community partners, to establish a countywide social services support infrastructure for residents facing eviction."

A single person household earning less than $50,650 may qualify for ERAP 2.3 benefits. Two person households earning less than $57,850, three person households earning less than $65,100, and four person households earning less than $72,300 may also qualify. Eligible households can receive up to 12 months of assistance to help pay back rent and an additional 3 months of future rent if needed.

Residents facing housing instability can also access help from the State of Florida by visiting www.ourflorida.com. City of Miami residents can also apply through its program at www.miamigov.com/Residents/Housing/ERA-Program. City of Hialeah residents may apply for assistance at www.hialeahfl.gov/

 

Applications will be available at: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/home .page starting July 30th.

Paper applications will be available at two locations. (1) North Miami-Dade County: Victory Homes 520 N.W. 75th Street Miami, Florida. (2) South Miami-Dade County: Homestead Gardens 1542 S.W. 4th Street Homestead, Florida

Residents can call 305-723-1815 with questions on the ERAP 2.3 program.

Landlords / owners with residents that owe back rent are also encouraged to contact us at LandlordsERAP@miamidade.gov  or at 786-688-2440.