Miami-Dade Has Distributed 100% of Emergency Rental Assistance Funds

The County will continue to provide emergency rental assistance with funds received from the American Relief Plan Act

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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.

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