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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The Emergency Rental Program (ERAP) is now closed for new applications. If you have any questions, please call 305-723-1815 or send an email to [email protected].

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rental payment assistance for up three months but no more than $5,000 total to families experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must be a Miami-Dade County resident
  • You are unable to pay your full rent as a result of a COVID-19 caused financial hardship
  • Your current household income must not exceed 120 percent of annual Area Median Income (AMI) for Miami-Dade County
    • One person in household: maximum AMI is $76,800
    • Two people in household: maximum AMI is $87,840
    • Three people in household: maximum AMI is $98,760
    • Four people in household: maximum AMI is $109,680
    • Five people in household: maximum AMI is $118,560
    • Six people in household: maximum AMI is $127,320
    • Seven people in household: maximum AMI is $136,080
    • Eight people in household: maximum AMI is $144,840
  • There must be an executed lease between you and the property owner or landlord
  • You must certify that your household does not receive any other rental subsidy

Tenant Documentation

You will be contacted by a case manager on how to submit this documentation.

  • Proof of being financially impacted by the COVID-19 (e.g., layoff letter, unemployment claim, etc.)
  • Your current lease or pages of current lease showing address of home, amount of lease rent, term of lease or if your lease is on a month-to-month basis, and signature of you and landlord
  • Government issued photo ID for all household members (e.g., driver’s license, passport, birth certificate)
  • Proof of current income for all household members (e.g., recent pay stubs, layoff letter, unemployment benefits letter, etc.)

Owner/Landlord Documentation

Your owner/landlord will be contacted by a case manager on how to submit this documentation.

  • Owner W-9 form

For any questions please refer to Frequently Asked Questions below and the sample application. You can send an email to [email protected] or by calling 305-723-1815.

You can also print out an application below or pick one up at:


Public Housing and Community Development
Applicant Leasing Center
1401 NW 7 Street
Miami, FL 33125.