Rent Assistance Now Available For Broward

Broward County is now accepting applications for emergency rental assistance.

funding has been approved and Broward received $59 million to help bring past-due renters and landlords up to date on rent. The county opened its application portal to distribute the $53 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding. The program will also provide money to pay past-due utility bills.

Tenants who qualify can receive up to 100% of rent they have been unable to pay over the past 12 months and once approved, they can also receive three months of future rent.

To qualify tenants must show:

Broward County residency.

At least one household member suffered a financial hardship from COVID-19.

At least one household member is at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

The total household earns 80% or less than the area’s median income. This ranges from $49,300 for a single-member household to $92,950 for an eight-member household.

Landlords, will be required to provide documentation as well and show proof that they own or manage the property, with a monthly ledger and a signed W-9 taxpayer identification form with their taxpayer identification number.

No money has been disbursed yet, but payments should begin soon as applications are reviewed and approved.

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