The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on low and moderate-income households in Miami-Dade County, leaving many of them unable to afford rent. In response to this crisis, the Miami-Dade County Commission has launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which offers a one-time benefit of up to one month’s rent to assist those in need.
The program is designed to provide much-needed financial relief to those who have been affected by the pandemic and are unable to pay their rent. The funds, which are provided by the federal government, are administered by the Miami-Dade County Housing Agency and are available to eligible households in the county.
To be eligible for the program, households must meet certain criteria, including having a household income below the area median income. Additionally, households must demonstrate that they have suffered a financial hardship due to the pandemic, such as a job loss or reduced income.
The program also requires that households provide proof of residence in Miami-Dade County, as well as proof of income and expenses. Once approved, households will receive the funds within three weeks.
The program is an important resource for those in need, as it can help them keep a roof over their heads during this difficult time. It is also an important step towards helping to alleviate the burden on low and moderate-income households in Miami-Dade County.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is an example of how local governments can respond to the current crisis and provide much-needed assistance to those in need. It is a vital resource for those facing financial hardship due to the pandemic, and can help keep them in their homes.