Miami-Dade County opens emergency rental assistance program

MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade has opened up a rental assistance program offering help to residents struggling due to the pandemic.

“The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides a one-time benefit to assist with one month’s rent to Miami-Dade County low and moderate income households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the description for the program reads.

To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • Earn no more than 80% of the County Area Median Income (a chart for reference is below)
  • Have a current lease signed by the 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, and Emergency Solutions Grant.
  • Have documentation showing that COVID-19 has created a financial hardship and lowered the household income


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