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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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 or Spanish.

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. You may contact Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) by calling 305-723-1815 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.