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Housing and Rental Assistance

Evictions

The Miami-Dade Police Department has temporarily suspended all eviction activities until further notice.

While the state of Florida did not extend its moratorium on evictions on Oct. 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has halted residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 until Dec. 31. Read the notice.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Miami-Dade County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps families having problems paying rent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent. You may be eligible to receive up to three months of rental assistance, but no more than $5,000 in total.

Applications are accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Anyone who applied for Phase I of the program will be able to apply again.

Apply for emergency rental assistance

Hotel Isolation Program

Miami-Dade County residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic can call 305-614-1716 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily for assistance.

There are more than 675 hotel rooms available for residents who have tested positive or risk exposure in their households.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program

Miami-Dade County’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program, consisting of $10 million in federal CARES funds, aims to relieve the financial burden of tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19 and keep Miamians in their homes to support a strong recovery.

The program provides up to three months of past-due rent per unit, with a maximum of $5,000 per unit. Funds will be paid directly to approved landlords in the form of a grant by Miami-Dade County, which must be used solely to provide rent forgiveness in the same amount to eligible tenants.

For more information, call 305-374-5370.

Apply for Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance

Military and Veterans Housing Assistance Program

Miami-Dade County’s Military and Veterans Housing Assistance Program seeks to help Miami-Dade residents who are currently serving or have served in the United States military and are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterans and active military are eligible to apply for two programs, financed by $15 million of federal CARES Act funds.

The Housing Program provides up to three months of past due rent or mortgage payments per household, with a maximum of $5,000 per household. Funds will be paid to the landlord or mortgage lender in the form of a grant by Miami-Dade County. Of the $10 million in program funding, the initial allocation will be $5 million for each of the two forms of assistance, rental and mortgage.

The Basic Needs Program assists eligible households with $1,000 of basic needs assistance vouchers for single applicants and $2,000 of basic needs assistance vouchers for households of two or more. Vouchers can be used to purchase groceries, medical supplies, baby and adult care products, and other household items. The $5 million of program funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 305-374-5370.

Apply for the Military and Veterans Housing Assistance Program

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