Grants to Cover Unpaid Rent for Landlords in Miami-Dade

For residents of:


Provided by:

Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department

Ideal for:


Get paid directly for unpaid rent if you own fewer than 10 rental units.

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December 15, 2020


  • One time grant in an amount up to three months’ tenant rent, with a maximum $5,000 per unit.
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Landlords with tenants in Miami-Dade County facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic who have missed or are in danger missing rental payments can apply on their tenant’s behalf if the following conditions are met:

  • The landlord owns five or fewer rental properties in total, including properties within and outside Miami-Dade.
  • Outstanding rent that is requested through this Program, has not been paid or reimbursed by any other source (County, City, State or Federal).
  • Eligible properties are located within Miami-Dade County.
  • Landlord will provide rental forgiveness to the tenant for the months covered by this program;
  • To be eligible, the current income of the tenant household must be at or below 120% Area Median Income (AMI). Current income refers to the household’s income following any job loss or income reduction due to COVID-19.

NOTE: Participation in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) created by Miami-Dade County does not exclude participation in this program, however it cannot fund the same rental period.

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For more information, call 305-374-5370 or you can select Contact Us on the website to email your questions.

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  • Proof of ownership of the rental property or properties, with a maximum of five units owned by the landlord via Copy of Deed OR Property Tax Receipts  or your 2019 Tax Return. 
  • Tenant proof of residence (for each tenant) via Lease or State ID with matching address or Utility Bills if ID address does not match). 
  • Tenant Proof of Economic Hardship due to COVID-19 (for each tenant): via Layoff/Furlough Notice;  Evidence of lost wages (partial or full); Bank statements; or Paycheck records.
  • Evidence tenant rent payments were current as of February 2020 (for each tenant).