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$60.8 Million Emergency Rental Assistance 2.3 (ERAP 2.3) Applications Launch Monday, March 1

MIAMI ( March 01, 2021 )

The new Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 (ERAP 2.3) proposed by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and recently approved by the Board of County Commissioners, is now accepting applications on Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m. Applications will be open until Monday, March 15th at 5 p.m. This $60.8 million will support both landlords and tenants by providing financial relief to families behind in their rent due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Rental Assistance 2.3 is similar to the County's previous ERAP programs with some differences.

Under ERAP 2.3:

  • The household must earn no more than 80 percent of the County Annual Area Median Income (AMI) with a preference for those earning no more than 50 percent of annual AMI.
  • Residents that reside in the City of Miami and Hialeah must apply directly with their respective cities for rental assistance. The City of Miami and the City of Hialeah have received separate funding from the federal government for the rental assistance program.
  • Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance to address back rent.
  • The amount of rental assistance will be based on income, family size, and how much rent is owed as long as the monthly rent does not exceed more than $3,000.
  • The application must be completed by the tenant, but landlords/owners are encouraged to contact the program beginning March 1, 2021 by email at [email protected] or by phone at 786-688-2440 to refer tenants who are behind in their rent. PHCD will make every effort to get landlords and tenants to work together to resolve problems.

Information on ERAP 2.3 is available on our website and a link to the online application are now available at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, at Residents can also call 305-723-1815 for information starting on March 1.