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Utilities & Rental Assistance

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Utilities & Rental Assistance

The City of Miami Commission approved the creation of the Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program, which will provide one-time rental and/or utility assistance to income-eligible City of Miami households that suffered job loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide relief payments of up to $1,500 directly to landlords and/or utility companies to cover rent and utility costs on behalf of qualifying households.

Because funding for the program is limited, a computerized lottery will determine the order in which eligible applicants can be assisted. The program’s funding will come from the City’s allocation of federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV) and Florida’s State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program. The one-time assistance does not have to be repaid and the program will be administered by the City’s Department of Housing & Community Development.

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