Following record unemployment rates in Florida during the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Miami-Dade County officials announced Tuesday a program that would use federal aid to ease some of the financial burden on homeowners and renters.
Officials said that $ 10 million from the Congressional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, would be given to the county’s COVID-19 Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program.
The program will provide owners with up to three months of overdue rent per unit, with a maximum of $ 5,000 per unit.
Landlords can apply for the program on behalf of their tenant if they meet the following criteria:
1.If the owner owns five or fewer rental properties
2. If past rent, which has not yet been paid, has not been reimbursed by any other source
3. The properties will be located in Miami-Dade County
4. The tenant’s current income is equal to or less than 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
5. The tenant’s current income must be affected by any job loss or income reduction due to COVID-19
6. Provide proof of rent showing rent was current as of February 2020.
Owners can apply online.