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Miami-Dade County Commissioners approve second round of Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Online applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. Monday Oct. 5 to 5 p.m Friday Oct. 16 for this County program helping families facing problems paying rent due to COVID-19

MIAMI ( September 30, 2020 )

Today the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners approved another round of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This $17 million program is intended to help families who are having problems paying their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will provide rental assistance for up to 3 months but not more than $5,000 for total rent.

“I commend the Commissioners on their swift action to approve this second round of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This is a vital program that will help families throughout our County get through the unprecedented hardships resulting from the current health crisis.”

The amount of rental assistance will depend on rent paid, the rent owed, and current household income, which must be no more than 120 percent of the annual Area Median Income (AMI) as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For a single person, 120 percent of AMI is $76,800.

To read details on the program, read the "ERAP Frequently Asked Questions" in English, Spanish or Creole.

A link to applications will be available online starting on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020. For details, click here.

If you cannot get access to apply online, paper applications will be available. Check Frequently Asked Questions in English, Spanish or Creole for specific information on paper applications. However, residents who want to participate in the program are strongly encouraged to do so online because it is the safer and fastest way to apply. You may contact Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) by calling 305-723-1815 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.