Office of Housing Advocacy
The Office of Housing Advocacy (OHA) has been monitoring changes to the Florida Statutes resulting from the 2022-2023 Florida Legislative Session that affects landlord/tenant relationships, including the below. While these changes became effective July 1, 2023, OHA is in the process of updating the below information to ensure compliance with Florida law. Please check back for any forthcoming revision(s).
The Office of Housing Advocacy (OHA) acts as a clearinghouse and coordinator to address issues of affordable housing and landlord and tenant rights with a focus on assisting families and individuals' efforts to obtain housing related resources. OHA collaborates with County departments, developers, nonprofits and other community stakeholders to formulate policies and initiatives that will expand affordable housing and prevent resident displacements. The Office consists of a director, a tenant advocate and a housing advocate.
The Tenant’s Bill of Rights ordinance was passed by the Board of County Commissioners on May 3, 2022 to assist renters with safe, stable and affordable rental housing, and served to formalize Miami-Dade County's Office of Housing Advocacy.
The Housing Advocacy hotline, 786-469-4545, is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., and closed on weekends and County holidays.
Register to submit inquiries and complaints online.
The Notice of Tenant Rights is now available under the resources for Landlords.