Covid-19 Rental Assistance

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.

A link to applications will is available online at https://www.miamidade. gov/global/housing/emergency-rental-assistance-program.page

If you cannot get access to apply online, paper applications will be available. 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.

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