Rental Assistance for Families Facing Homelessness in Miami-Dade

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Provided by:

Citrus Health Network

Ideal for:

Rent & Utility Help

Receive help with rent and utility bills if you are at risk of becoming homeless or are currently experiencing homelessness.

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  • Temporary rent assistance (no cap per household).
  • Temporary utility assistance.
  • Legal assistance and credit counseling.
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  • Individuals or families who are currently homeless or in housing but at risk of becoming homeless and in need of temporary rent or utility assistance.
  • Individuals must meet income qualification requirements.
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The purpose of the HAND (Housing Assistance Network of Dade) Program is to promote housing stability by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible individuals and families who are currently homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The HAND Program has been expanded to assist those who have lost their jobs, or have less income, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and have received notice from their landlord of a plan to file for eviction.

For additional information and eligibility, call the Homeless Helpline (877) 994-4357. After selecting your language of choice, press option #1. A trained prevention specialist will help you with the assessment process.

The helpline is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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  • Photo ID
  • Copy of utility bills, if assistance is being requested for utilities.
  • Proof of homelessness (from a homeless prevention program or a court filed eviction).
  • Proof of income in the form of a check stub for all household members
  • Paycheck stub and bank statement indicating income and assets within the last 30 days
  • Copy of lease with the name of the applicant listed, signed by tenant and landlord
  • Names of all household members and the landlord’s address and phone number
  • Proof of hardship, such as late payment notice for rent/mortgage or utility, disconnection notice for utility services, or eviction notice