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July 30, 2021

Miami-Dade County re-opens applications for rent relief starting July 30th

County residents that are behind on their rent due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and other housing costs

MIAMI ( July 29, 2021 ) —

Miami-Dade County will re-open applications for rent relief starting Friday, July 30th. County residents that have fallen behind on rent or utilities due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and possibly utility costs.

"Miami-Dade has provided an average of over $8,560 in rental assistance to more than 3,480 families since March, and we are proud to continue distributing millions of dollars in relief to keep families in need in their homes and provide relief to landlords who are struggling," said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "We have been working hard to make sure we prevent evictions by supporting families at every step of the way with a whole of government response – bringing together Public Housing and Community Development, Community Action and Human Services, the Homeless Trust, and the Miami-Dade Police Department, working in collaboration with our many community partners, to establish a countywide social services support infrastructure for residents facing eviction."

A single person household earning less than $50,650 may qualify for ERAP 2.3 benefits. Two person households earning less than $57,850, three person households earning less than $65,100, and four person households earning less than $72,300 may also qualify. Eligible households can receive up to 12 months of assistance to help pay back rent and an additional 3 months of future rent if needed.

Residents facing housing instability can also access help from the State of Florida by visiting www.ourflorida.com. City of Miami residents can also apply through its program at www.miamigov.com/Residents/Housing/ERA-Program. City of Hialeah residents may apply for assistance at www.hialeahfl.gov/.

Applications will be available at: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/home.page starting July 30th.

Paper applications will be available at two locations. (1) North Miami-Dade County: Victory Homes 520 N.W. 75th Street Miami, Florida. (2) South Miami-Dade County: Homestead Gardens 1542 S.W. 4th Street Homestead, Florida

Residents can call 305-723-1815 with questions about the ERAP 2.3 program.

Landlords/owners with residents that owe back rent are also encouraged to contact us at LandlordsERAP@miamidade.gov or at 786-688-2440.

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The eviction moratorium is scheduled to end on July 31, 2021, below is a listing of housing resources for families.

Miami-Dade

Affordable Housing Assistance offers different programs such as HUD housing, Section 8 rental property locator and voucher program, and Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) program rental assistance from lead agency Citrus Health Network.

https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/affordable-housing-resources.page  

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is helping renters during the pandemic by providing rental assistance through state HUD offices. Call 877-542-9723 to speak with a housing counselor at HUD’s Disaster Response Network.

HUD Miami Office customer service number is 305-536-4456

Brickell Plaza Federal Building

909 SW First Avenue, Room 500

Miami, FL 33131

Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Homelessness

Contact for information 850-922-4691 or https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/homelessness/  or

Homeless Hotline 877-994-4357

Emergency Rental Program Miami-Dade County

https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/emergency-rental-assistance-program.page

305-723-1815

ERAP@miamidade.gov

Monroe County

Community Support Services

https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/146/Community-Support-Services

Community Support Services are aimed at reducing social and economic dependency. Interim financial, medical, case management, and other related services are provided to needy, disabled, and elderly individuals and families who reside in Monroe County.

(305) 292-4408

Monroe County Social Services

https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/140/Social-Services

Monroe County Social Services offers assistance through their Social Services Department on a very limited basis. Most assistance is given in the form of information and referrals to other area agencies.

(305) 292-4408

Key West/Monroe County Housing Authority

https://www.kwha.org/

The Key West/Monroe County Housing Authority administers federal, state, and local affordable workforce housing programs for very low to moderate-income families in the community by a means of the Housing Choice Voucher Program- Section 8, public housing, and affordable housing.

305-296-5621

Salvation Army Monroe County

https://salvationarmyflorida.org/florida-keys/

Salvation Army Monroe County provides emergency financial assistance. Financial Assistance Services Includes Eviction Assistance Food Vouchers Mortgage Payment Assistance Rent Payment Assistance.

305-294-6505

United Way Housing Services

https://www.keysunitedway.org/housing-services

This web page will have a listing of resources for help with housing.

Catholic Charities Day One Rapid Rehousing Program

https://www.ccadm.org/

For Monroe County residents that need assistance to move in and return to a permanent Housing Situation

monroe@ccadm.org

786-526-1954

954-405-0266 (en español)

State-wide Housing Help

Our Florida

Florida’s federally-funded emergency rental assistance relief program supports residents and businesses as they continue to recover and rebuild.

https://www.ourflorida.com/

833-493-0594