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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.4 (ERAP 2.4) provides emergency rental assistance, and possible utility and other housing stabilization 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 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 (2) 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, starting on October 1, 2021 , except holidays.

There is also an on-line application process. It is highly recommended that applicants apply on-line rather than use this 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 October 1, 2021 .

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.

 

During the same period landlords can and are encouraged to refer cases by contacting LandlordsERAP@miamidade.gov or, calling at 786-688-2440. Once received, landlord and tenant will be contacted on next steps.

Amount of Rental Assistance

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 eighteen (18) months of assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in ERAP 2.4 applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Your place of residence must be in Miami-Dade County. Residents that reside in the City of Miami and 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 or other housing costs, as a result of a financial hardship during or caused by COVID-19.
  • Your current annual household income must not exceed 80% of annual Area Median Income (AMI) for Miami-Dade County at the 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 and American Rescue Plan Act adopted in March 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

  • You must certify that you do not receive government assistance that pays for ALL of your rent. (Examples: Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8), VASH, FUP, Mainstream, Project-based Section 8, HOME-TBRA, Continuum of Care, Public Housing).
  • An eligible household that occupies a federally subsidized residential or mixed-use property or receives federal rental assistance may receive assistance provided that funds are not applied to costs that have been or will be reimbursed under any other federal assistance.
  • If you participate in a HUD-assisted rental program or live in certain federally assisted properties (e.g., using a Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, or Project-Based Rental Assistance) and the tenant rent is adjusted according to changes in income, your household may receive assistance for the tenant-owed portion of rent or utilities that is not subsidized.
  • If you or an immediate family member (spouse, domestic partner, parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren) are currently employed by Miami-Dade County, or are an appointed or elected County Official, you are required to submit a request for an opinion to the Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission about your participation on this program.

 

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

  • Proof of being financially impacted during or by COVID-19 (e.g., layoff letter, unemployment claim, )
  • 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
  • Identification for all household members (e.g., driver’s license, passport, birth certificate utility bill, credit card bill, bank statement, 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, )
  • 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 places you on notice that except for personal information parts of the application are subject to the State of Florida public records disclosure laws.
  • An ethics disclosure attesting if you or an immediate family member are currently employed by Miami-Dade County or are an appointed or elected County Official.
  • If you have difficulty obtaining information, staff will assist you in finding alternative ways to meet program requirements.

 

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

  • Owner W9 form
  • An agreement that the County will provide to the landlords accepting rental assistance containing certain program conditions.
  • An ethics disclosure attesting if the landlord or an immediate family member of the landlord are currently employed by Miami-Dade County or are an appointed or elected County Official.

You and your landlord will be contacted by email or phone if you have been selected for rental assistance under ERAP 2.4. The assistance from ERAP 2.4 will be mailed directly to your landlord, if the landlord agrees to participate in the program.

 

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 2.4.

 

Public Housing & Community Development – Miami-Dade County does not discriminate based on 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.

 

If your landlord does not agree to participate, another option will be explored.

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 2.4 (ERAP 2.4) 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 2.4. The assistance from ERAP 2.4 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 2.4.

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

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 2.4 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.