Gov. DeSantis Announces $850M In Emergency Rental Assistance


Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $850 million to help prevent homelessness.

Cities and counties with a population of 200,000 or more will receive the funds from the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Households or landlords will have funds paid directly to landlords and utility service providers. If a landlord does not wish to participate, funds could be paid directly to the eligible household.

Applicants need to qualify for unemployment or have experienced an income reduction due to COVID-19, as well as show they are at risk of experiencing homelessness and have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: For information, call 305-723-1815 or send an e-mail to ERAP@miamidade.gov.

BROWARD COUNTY: For more information, call 954-831-2380.

MONROE COUNTY: For more information, call 1-888-362-7885 or send an e-mail to mcss@monroecounty-fl.gov.

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