Information you’ll need to provide

  • Agree to required qualifications to create a letter for your landlord.
  • Information about your landlord. Contact information and address.
  • Your contact information.

Helpful tips

  • If you do not have access to a printer, all Miami-Dade libraries have printed copies available to be picked up. 
  • Check your lease for the best way to communicate with your landlord. You can email, text, or deliver your CDC Declaration in person. 
  • Keep a record. When you give the letter to your landlord do it in a way that shows they have received it. For example, you can take a screenshot of a text message from your landlord confirming they received a copy, keep a copy and write down the date you delivered it.
  • You still have to pay your rent. This tool gives you more time to pay without being evicted. You will eventually need to pay any missed rent and may have to pay fees, penalties, or interest. Continue to pay your rent, or whatever amount you can towards rent, if you can do so without forgoing basic necessities. If your landlord isn’t accepting rent payments, try to set that money aside because the court may ask you for it.
  • This works whether you are a citizen, legal resident, or undocumented.

About this program

Provided by: Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

If you have questions, you can speak with a program representative at:

Program Information: Halt on Residential Evictions 

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How we can help

Contact Legal Services of Greater Miami to answer any questions and help you connect with a lawyer at no cost.

  1. To get started, call Legal Services to connect with their services: (305) 576-0080.
  2. You might say, “Hi, I’m a resident of Miami-Dade and I am facing an eviction. Can you help with legal support?”
  3. If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, send us an email at