Miami-Dade County has distributed 100 percent of the $60.8 million received for emergency rental assistance under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a news release.
Nationwide, less than 30% of rental assistance funds have been distributed to tenants and landlords in need.
The funds for landlords and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has helped keep over 6,000 vulnerable families in their homes, according to the release.
Reaching 100 percent distribution by September 30 allows Miami-Dade County to avoid recapture of unused funds and qualifies the county to receive additional assistance from funds that have been swept from jurisdictions that did not reach a 65 percent obligation rate.
The release said the county will continue to offer emergency rental assistance through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.