City of Sweetwater

July 14, 2020

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

 

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides a one-time benefit to assist with one month’s rent to Miami-Dade County low and moderate-income households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

To qualify, your household must:

 

  • Earn no more than 80% of the County Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Have a current lease signed by the landlord in Miami-Dade County
  • Not be a recipient of other rental assistance programs such as Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
  • Have documentation showing that COVID-19 has created a financial hardship and lowered the household income

If you have any questions you can contact ERAP Call Center at 305-723-1815 or email ERAP@miamidade.gov.

 

Apply Online 

Applications will be available online starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 until 5 p.m. Friday, July 17. You must complete the entire application in order to be placed on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) list. Only apply once. Duplicate applications will be deleted.

Click here to apply online! 

 

Application Pickup Locations

Paper applications are also available for pickup at the following locations via drive-through from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14 until 5 p.m. Friday, July 17. Completed applications can be returned at these locations during this application period, though it is highly recommended to apply online.

 

Completed paper applications must include photocopies of the required verification documentation. Do not bring original documents. Photocopies cannot be made on site.

 

Victory Homes

520 N.W. 75 Street

Miami, FL 33150

 

Donn Gardens

1861 N.W. 28 Street

Miami, FL 33142

 

Homestead Gardens

1542 S.W. 4th Street

Homestead, FL 33040

 

Lakeside Towers

7555 S.W. 152nd Avenue

Miami, FL  33193

 

For more details on the program:

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions  – Spanish