Miami-Dade Creates Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Help Renters During Pandemic

The program will help to pay one month's rent
Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 16:45:37-04

Miami-Dade county announced that it will be opening applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help families pay rent that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The program will provide a one-time benefit to assist with one month’s rent. The amount will be based on the size of the rental and the monthly rent payment.

In order to qualify those applying must earn no more than 80% of the County Area Median Income, have a current lease signed by a landlord in Miami-Dade County, not be a recipient of other rental assistance programs such as Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing, Home Investment Partnership Program, or Emergency Solutions Grant, and have documentation showing that COVID-19 has created a financial hardship and lowered the household income.

Applications open on Tuesday and can be can be submitted online until 5 p.m. Friday. There will also be paper applications that can be picked up and dropped off at the following locations;

  • Victory Homes520 N.W. 75 StreetMiami, FL 33150
  • Donn Gardens1861 N.W. 28 StreetMiami, FL 33142
  • Homestead Gardens1542 S.W. 4th StreetHomestead, FL 33040
  • Lakeside Towers7555 S.W. 152nd AvenueMiami, FL 33193

Completed paper applications must include photocopies of the required verification documentation. Original documents will not be accepted.