Starting May 18, Miami Beach residents can apply for the Rental Assistance Fund program. Created by City of Miami Beach officials, the program helps residents who are unemployed due to a layoff or furlough. Apply by calling the Office of Housing and Community Services at 305-673-7491 for an appointment.
The city is requiring extensive documentation to prove eligibility. See the list of required documents here before going to the appointment.
The nearly $550,000 available is pooled from the HOME Investment Partnership Program, State Housing Initiative Partnership and Community Development Block Grant Program & CARES Act.
CITY OF NORTH MIAMI
In addition to rental assistance, the City of North Miami and the its Community Redevelopment Agency have two other programs in place.
The New Renters Assistance Program is a $1 million program offering grants for up to two months’ rent to eligible North Miami residents who live within the CRA boundaries. Funds will be awarded via a lottery system.
Deadline to apply is May 29. Apply via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org pick up an application at the Joe Celest in Center at 1525 NW 135th St.
Also available to residents is the City Emergency Utility Assistance Program administered by the North Miami Low Income Home Utility Assistance Foundation. The city’s Housing and Social Services Department will allocate $250,000 in funds to eligible residents to help their water bill. And for 240 small business owners, the Emergency Relief to Jump Start Businesses program is making $5,000 available for aid in reopening once they’re able to. Only businesses within the CRA boundaries are eligible.
Visit the City of North Miami website for full details on these three programs.