MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County is once again accepting applications for rent relief.
Applications can be submitted Monday, June 14th through Friday, June 25th.READ MORE: Man Injured By Jaguar At Florida Zoo
Residents who are behind on rent due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3). The help will help residents pay back rent and other housing costs.
Officials said applications would be placed into a pool that will be sorted by a computerized random selection process to determine order of review.
“This is wonderful news for so many people and families in our community facing difficult choices to find the money to pay for rent and other housing needs,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.READ MORE: Florida Students FSA Test Scores Fall In COVID Slide
“Miami-Dade County is proud to continue distributing millions of dollars in relief to keep families in need in their homes and provide relief to landlords who are struggling.”
Officials said ERAP has already helped nearly 1,600 families with an average award of $7,500, totaling nearly $12 million in relief since March.
To qualify for help, officials said, you must meet the following requirements:MORE NEWS: Florida K-9 Helps His Handler With Gender Reveal
- A single-person household earning less than $50,650 may qualify for ERAP 2.3 benefits.
- Two-person households earning less than $57,850, three-person households earning less than $65,100, and four-person households earning less than $72,300 may also qualify.Eligible households can receive up to 12 months of assistance to help pay back rent and an additional 3 months of future rent if needed.
Click here to apply. Applications will be available at from June 14th at 9 a.m. through June 25th at 5 p.m.
Residents can also call 305-723-1815 with questions on the ERAP 2.3 program.