In an effort to help more working individuals and families deal with rent increases and remain in their homes, Miami-Dade County has expanded its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to include residents earning up to 140% of the area median income (AMI).
A single person earning less than $95,620, couples making less than $109,200, families of three earning less than $122,920, and families of four earning less than $136,500 can now qualify for rental assistance.
“For Miami-Dade to thrive, our residents must be able to afford to live here,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Our county’s distribution of ERAP funds was so successful, we were able to apply for and receive more funds from the federal government to expand the program and help more renters.”
ERAP can help renters with issues such as past due rent, utility payments, some relocation assistance, and increases in rent of up to 30% for a period of 3 months.
Anyone interested in applying for ERAP assistance can visit https://miamidade.gov/housing or call the ERAP hotline at 305-723-1815 or 311.
This is a Hy-Lo News Staff Report.