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Emergency Rental Program 2.4 (ERAP 2.4)

As part of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s HOMES Plan the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) now covers residents earning up to 140% of the area median income.

Miami-Dade County (MDC) Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.4 (ERAP 2.4) will now also accept applications from MDC residents that are unable to pay an increase in rent. ERAP can help pay the difference between your current rent and the new rent for a period of 3 future months.

To qualify for assistance due to rent increase, ERAP requires that:
  • Household income must be below 140 percent of AMI for the MDC, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Individuals making less than $95,620, couples making less than $109,200, families of three earning less than $122,920, or families of four earning less than $136,500 qualify.
  • Provide a valid notice of rent increase from your landlord.
  • All other ERAP requirements must be met.
The City of Hialeah has their own rental and utility assistance program.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.4 provides rental payment assistance for up to 18 months, if you meet certain income qualifications and are experiencing financial hardship during or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Applications

Residents are encouraged to apply online. You can also pick up and drop off the completed application from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at either of the two following locations. Please note these locations will be closed on federal holidays.

Northern Miami-Dade County
Victory Homes
520 NW 75 Street
Miami, FL 33150

Southern Miami-Dade County
Homestead Gardens
1542 SW 4 Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must be a Miami-Dade resident
  • You are unable to pay your full rent during or as a result of a COVID-19 caused financial hardship
  • Your current income must be below 140 percent of AMI for the MDC, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Individuals making less than $95,620, couples making less than $109,200, families of three earning less than $122,920, or families of four earning less than $136,500 qualify
    • One person in household: maximum AMI is $95,620
    • Two people in household: maximum AMI is $109,200
    • Three people in household: maximum AMI is $122,920
    • Four people in household: maximum AMI is $136,500
    • Five people in household: maximum AMI is $147,420
    • Six people in household: maximum AMI is $158,340
    • Seven people in household: maximum AMI is $169,260
    • Eight people in household: maximum AMI is $180,180
  • 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 subsidy that is not wholly covered by a subsidized housing program
  • Miami-Dade County will now consider applications from tenants with a valid notice of rent increase that cannot pay the increase
  • Miami-Dade County will accept applications to pay the difference of current rent and new rent if the increase is no more than 30 percent for a period of 3 months
  • If the tenant owes arrears (past due rent), Miami-Dade County could provide assistance that will cover the period of the arrearage (back-rent) and then an additional 3 months into the future
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tenant Documentation

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

  • Proof of being financially impacted by or during the COVID-19 (e.g., layoff letter, unemployment claim, etc.) pandemic
  • 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.)
  • If you have difficulty obtaining information, staff will assist you in finding alternative ways to meet program requirements

Owner/Landlord Documentation

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

  • Owner W-9 form
  • An agreement that the County will provide to landlords accepting rental assistance containing certain program conditions

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.

Landlords are encouraged to contact the program at [email protected] or call 786-688-2440 to refer tenants who are behind in their rent.

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