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Housing and Rental Assistance

Evictions

Effective Nov. 13, the Miami-Dade Police Department has resumed enforcement of evictions in all cases filed on or before March 12, 2020.

Renters facing eviction may qualify for protection by filing with the court a CDC declaration for a temporary halt in evictions, available in English, Spanish, and Creole. Renters may also obtain a copy of the CDC declaration from any Miami-Dade branch library or Miami-Dade County Community Action Center.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) provides rental payment assistance for up to 12 months in arrears, if you meet certain income qualifications and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eligible residents who received previous ERAP funding can apply again, but you will not receive assistance for months of rent you were previously awarded. 

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

Read more about the program, including Frequently Asked Questions and locations to pick up and drop off applications if needed.

If you have any questions, please call 305-723-1815 or send an email to [email protected].

Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program

The Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program is now closed for new applications.

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

The Military and Veterans Housing Assistance Program is now closed for new applications.

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

Municipality Housing Assistance Program

The Military and Veterans Housing Assistance Program is now closed for new applications.

The Municipality Housing Assistance Program, funded by the federal CARES Act, allows tenants and homeowners in seven Miami-Dade County municipalities who have been financially affected by COVID-19 to apply for assistance.

The maximum award per household is up to six months of rent or mortgage payments, with a cap of $6,000 per household. The program can only cover past due amounts, not future payments.

Apply for the Municipality Housing Assistance Program

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