In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its subsequent economic fallout, Miami-Dade County has created two rental assistance programs using CARES Act Funds: one aimed towards helping residential landlords, and one for assistance to veterans and active duty military service members.
This application form is for the COVID-19 Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program. This program assists landlords with tenants in Miami-Dade County. It can provide up to three (3) months of past due rental assistance per unit, with a maximum of $5,000 per unit. Funds will be paid directly to approved landlords in the form of a grant by Miami-Dade County, which must be used solely to provide rent forgiveness in the same amount to eligible tenants. Additional details on the Program can be found in the Program Guide.
Outstanding rent that is requested through this Program, has not been paid or reimbursed by any other source (County, City, State or Federal);
NOTE: Participation in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) created by Miami-Dade County does not exclude participation in this program, however it cannot fund the same rental period.
Eligible rental units are located within Miami-Dade County;
Landlord will provide rental forgiveness to the tenant for the months covered by this program;
To be eligible, the current income of the tenant household must be at or below 140% Area Median Income (AMI). Current income refers to the household’s income following any job loss or income reduction due to COVID-19;
Demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic;
Provide proof rent was current as of February 2020.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online at www.miamidadecovidrelief.org to ensure prompt processing of their application and avoid the need to physically drop off the application and documentation. If the applicant is unable to apply online, a paper application is included below. A list of all required documents is provided on the application, and copies of the documents must be submitted with the application. Program staff will review the application materials and contact the applicant with any additional questions.