Miami-Dade mayor announces expansion of Emergency Rental Assistance Program

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava held a news conference Friday morning to announce the expansion of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program as part of the rollout of her HOMES Plan.

The mayor says the ERAP program has awarded more than $139 million since the program started at the beginning of the pandemic, helping more than 21,200 households.

County officials have allocated $8 million more to the program to help even more people.

“Unfortunately, the price of housing has continued to skyrocket and we want to be able to help more of our vulnerable residents,” Levine Cava said.

According to the mayor, Miami-Dade’s program is among the top 5 ERAP programs in the nation, providing assistance to vulnerable residents for up to three months.

The program is a component of the mayor’s HOMES Plan, which was approved in the 2022-23 annual county budget “as part of a historic investment of $500 million to tackle the affordability crisis and ensure all families can continue to live and work in Miami- Dade County,” a news release from the mayor’s office stated.

Below is a list of income qualifications to apply for the program:

  • Single income must not exceed $95,620.

  • Couple income must not exceed $109,200

  • Family of three income must not exceed $122,920

  • Family of four income must not exceed $136,500

Click here for more information about the program or call 311.

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