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Program Application

Welcome to the application for Miami-Dade County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 (ERAP 2.3). The ERAP 2.3 provides emergency rental assistance to Miami-Dade County households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

We anticipate the need for assistance will be far greater than the funds available. Because of this, we have developed an application process that will ensure that all applications will be treated fairly. If you have picked-up and completed a paper application, you must drop off the completed application at one of two site locations that are identified in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Applications can be picked up from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021, except holidays. Completed applications must be dropped off by 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021, except holidays.

There is also an on-line application process. It is highly recommended that applicants apply here on-line rather than use the paper application. Possible problems with paper applications include the application getting lost, or the applicant being disqualified due to handwriting that cannot be read. The on-line process will begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2021 and close at 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021, except holidays.

All applications that are completed and meet basic program requirements, regardless of when the application is submitted during the application period, will be assigned a number that will represent the order in which the application will be reviewed. The assignment of numbers will be made through a computerized random selection process. (Applications will NOT be reviewed based on the date and time of submission of the application during the application acceptance period).

During the same period (June 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. until June 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m.) landlords can and are encouraged to refer cases by contacting LandlordsERAP@miamidade.gov or calling 786-688-2440. Once received, landlord and tenant will be contacted on next steps.

Rental Assistance Provided

The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent. The rental assistance will be based on the lesser of the monthly lease rent or up to $3,000 per month.

Eligible households may receive up to twelve (12) months of assistance to address back rent, and an additional 3 months of rental assistance for future rent to ensure housing stability, if funds are available.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in ERAP 2.3 applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Your place of residence must be in Miami-Dade County. Residents that reside in the City of Miami or Hialeah must apply directly with their respective cities for rental assistance. The City of Miami and the City of Hialeah have received separate funding from the U.S. Government for the rental assistance program.
  • You are unable to pay your full rent as a result of a COVID-19 caused financial hardship.
  • Your current household income must not exceed eighty percent (80%) of annual Area Median Income (AMI) for Miami-Dade County at time of application, with preference given to those earning less than 50% of annual AMI. These are requirements set by the federal government under the Consolidated Appropriations act for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

2021 Income Limit Categories

Persons in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Annual Income at 80% AMI $50,650 $57,850 $65,100 $72,300 $78,100 $83,900 $89,700 $95,450
Annual Income at 50% AMI $31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
  • There must be an executed lease between you and the property owner or landlord.
  • You must certify that your household does not receive any other rental subsidy (for example: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Family Unification Voucher (FUP), Project Based Section 8, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Public Housing, VASH, HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Emergency Solutions Grant/HAND, other government rental assistance programs related to COVID-19, etc.). In other words: no duplication of assistance.

Tenant Documentation: You will be contacted by a case manager and advised on how to submit this documentation.

  • Proof of being financially impacted by the COVID-19 (e.g., layoff letter, unemployment claim, etc.)
  • Your current lease or pages of current lease showing address of home, amount of lease rent, term of lease or if your lease is on a month-to-month basis, and signature of you and landlord.
  • Identification for all household members (e.g., driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, utility bill, bank statement, etc. School enrollment records are acceptable for minors).
  • Proof of current income for all household members (e.g., recent pay stubs, layoff letter, unemployment benefits letter, etc.)
  • If applicable, supporting information for additional months of assistance (landlord ledger showing amount of rent currently owed, rent statement, or rent due notice showing the balance of rent owed, etc.)
  • A form (affidavit) that the county will provide must be signed by all adult household members certifying that the information in the application is true to the best of your knowledge and that the request for assistance is not a duplication of assistance. The affidavit also serves as an authorization to release information, obtain information, and place you on notice that except for personal information parts of the application are subject to the State of Florida public records disclosure laws.

Owner/Landlord Documentation: Your owner/landlord will be contacted by a case manager and advised on how to submit this documentation.

  • Owner W-9 form
  • An agreement that the County will provide to the landlords accepting rental assistance with program conditions.

APPLICATION

To begin your application, please select the green “START HERE” box below. You must complete the entire application in order to be placed on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 (ERAP 2.3) list. This application must be completed in one sitting, if not you will be required to re-start the application from the beginning. Only apply once. Duplicate applications will be deleted. An email address is required to complete the online application.

ALL APPLICATION ITEMS IN RED ARE REQUIRED. ALL ITEMS IN BLACK, INCLUDING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, ARE OPTIONAL.

You and your landlord will be contacted by email or phone if you have been selected for rental assistance under ERAP 2.3. The assistance from ERAP 2.3 will be paid directly to your landlord.

Miami-Dade County will seek to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and take other actions to recover funds should you misrepresent any information on your application, knowingly accept funds for which you are not entitled, or otherwise attempt to defraud or abuse ERAP 2.3.

If you cannot gain access to apply online, paper applications will be available at the following locations:

Northern Miami-Dade County
Victory Homes
520 N.W. 75th Street
Miami, Florida

Southern Miami-Dade County
Homestead Gardens
1542 S.W. 4th Street
Homestead, Florida

These locations will be open for drive-through pick-up of application and drop-off of completed applications from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at these locations on Monday through Friday from June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021, except holidays.

Submissions of application by paper is at your own risk as there is a greater chance for error and disqualification by using the paper application option due to illegible handwriting and missing pages. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU APPLY ONLINE.

For additional ERAP 2.3 information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document by clicking on your language of preference below:

FAQ English.

Public Housing & Community Development - Miami-Dade County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.