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Rental assistance in Miami-Dade area.

Churches, charities, and government organizations in the Miami area provide emergency rental assistance to low income tenants. There are funds for senior citizens, immigrants, Cuban or Spanish speakers, the disabled and others. Find more information on how to get help with rent, money to pay security deposits, assistance with moving expenses or other housing costs.

Federal government grants as well as the United Way often fund the rent and utility bill assistance programs in Dade County. Applicants may be given loans or free government cash grants for paying their bills. Or some people are referred to long term subsidies that help pay rent, such as HUD section 8 vouchers or affordable or maybe housing units.

Miami Dade County agencies that provide help with paying rent

One of the leading programs to turn to for help paying rent in the Miami area is the Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance (EFSA) program. This service was created to help people who are faced with some sort of emergency or crisis situation. This program can assist local families and individuals who are in need of short term financial aid with issues including rent, housing expenses (like utilities) and even a mortgage payment.

Shelter can also be offered through EFSA for those people who are currently homeless, however the intent of the rent help provided is to keep people from being evicted in the first place. There are several non-profits in the Dade County area that are involved in this program. In some cases, these agencies may offer a zero interest loan to pay the rent for otherwise qualified individuals.  The places to call for more information or to apply include the following:

  • Liberty City Community Service Center (dial (305) 756-2830)
  • Accion Community Service Center (305) 547-4892
  • Opa Locka (305) 623-6500
  • Edison center downtown location is 150 NW 79th St, Miami, Florida 33150. Call (305) 758-9662
  • A another application site is at 1600 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, (305) 438-4161

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is run by various local non-profit organizations. HAP was formed in partnership and from a contract with the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency. They also provide funds for the government run section 8 housing program as well as direct financial aid for rental arrears, some per the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP). Call (305) 416-2080.

Braive Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) (305) 644-1200. Rent help is offered for OEF/OIF service members, veterans, military member and families who face financial hardships, a short term crisis, unanticipated and emergency needs.




Miami Department of Community Development ((305) 416-1978) as well as the Miami Dade County Homeless Trust (305) 375-1490 both administer the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), which was created from stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Components of this program include housing/rent help, security deposits, counseling, and even funds for paying energy bills.

New Life and Homeless Prevention services works with agencies on stopping evictions and assisting the homeless in the county. They coordinate resources in the region and can sometimes provide referrals to rental assistance programs. So the coalition may have information on free legal aid, low income housing, transitional living centers or one time financial assistance.

Community Action Partnerships and agencies assist with rent, mortgages and housing needs. The non-profits are located across Miami and Dade County, and may have grants, case management, low cost loans and other resources. There may be limited funds, and when offered, it can pay for utilities, back rent and more The non-profits also works closely with state of Florida, federal agencies, and government organizations to receive funding and maximize resources in the community.. They also have several other services as well as homeless shelters.

  • Dade County Caleb Community Center is based at 5400 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33142. Call (305) 636-2200
  • Liberty City Community Action agency address is 6100 NW 7th Ave, Miami, Florida 33127. Call (305) 756-2830
  • Goulds Community Action Center address is 21300 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33177. For information on rent help, grants, and more, call (305) 233-2121
  • Allapattah Community Action may have grant money for rent or housing costs from the office at 2257 NW North River Dr., Miami, FL 33125. There is also the Grandparent program for children with special needs, eviction prevention services, information o affordable housing in Miami, and other services. Call (305) 633-0466.

The New Life Family Center is for homeless or people with an eviction notice that have a referral from social services. The address is 3620 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127. The main service is a homeless shelter, but once the family or resident is stabilized, there are applications to public assistance, rent or deposit programs, and more. Phone 305-573-3333.





Richmond Heights Human Resources offers several government benefits and public aid programs, including for rent. Only residents in the zip codes of 3156, 33157, 33158, 33176, 33177, 33186, and 33189 can apply. There is also the FPL Care to Share for utility bills, which can also stop evictions. Or get TANF cash aid for rent, Aging and Adult Services senior housing, case work and more. The office is at 11225 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33157. Low income families can dial (305) 234-4927

Section 8 housing vouchers and counseling from Public Housing Agencies in Miami are also available to qualified low income, working poor, and possibly unemployed residents. There are multiple application sites for HCV, with priority and emergency section 8 rent subsidized program too.

  • The Miami Dade County PHA can be reached at (786)469-4106
  • City of Miami (305)416-2080,
  • Carrfour Supportive Housing (phone 305-371-8300)
  • Housing Authority of Miami Beach (phone - (305) 532-6401) not only runs section 8 HUD grant program, but they offer assistance with rent to seniors, the disabled, or families with children in the immediate area.

All of these locations can provide section 8 vouchers and information on other rental programs in the region. Read more on HUD section 8 in Florida.

Another option that is offered across Florida, and is available for Miami Dade County as well, is the Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP). The size of the program is fairly limited, and funds are provided on a first-come-first-served basis to the earliest applicants and people who are in need of help paying rent. In addition, a small amount of money is typically made available to help with back rent expenses or, in certain cases, security deposits.

There are of course some conditions that need to be met, including the applicant needs to have a limited income. In addition, they must also have one child under 18 years of age living in the household full-time. There may be information on places to turn for emergency rent assistance, loans for housing needs or paying security deposits Call 1-877-891-6445 to learn more about the Florida EFAHP program.

Aging Resources Center helps senior citizens, retirees, and the disabled that have a low income. Everything from government grants from EHEAP to emergency rent help to stop evictions, legal aid from free attorneys, and other resources focused on seniors and/or the disabled are offered. The main office is 9500 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami, Florida 33156. Or call (305) 670-4357.

Centro Hispano Catolico Child Care Center may, on occasion, have limited rental assistance. The intake number is (305) 576-1923. Any money is limited, requires proof of income, appointments and more. The goal is to stop homelessness. The location is 125 NW 25th St, Miami, Florida 33127.

Catholic Charities of Dade County offers housing resources, with limited help for rent. There are several churches in the region. Rent help, furniture (such as beds, tables, etc.), storage fees, food and more is provided. Some also have homeless shelters or give emergency rental assistance to migrants, women fleeing violence, and others.

  • Catholic Charities Holy RDMR, 1325 NW 71st St, Miami, FL 33147. Phone (305) 836-4971
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese is located at 130 NE 62nd St., Miami, FL 33138. Immigrants, the working poor, elderly, and others may get limited rental assistance. There may be other funds to qualified tenants with an eviction notice, transitional housing, and more. Call (305) 751-6778 to see if any rent help is offered.
  • Catholic Charities St. Ann Mission helps people with 3 day eviction notices pay their rent. The church is at 13875 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032. Dial (305) 258-6998
  • John Bosco is another Catholic Charities church at 1349 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135. Phone - (305) 649-5464.
  • Catholic Charities Sacred Heart Church is based at 106 SE 1st Drive, Homestead, FL 33030. Applications are in English and Spanish. Call (305) 247-4405

Other support may be given as well that can help tenant with their rent. Referrals, loans, grants and more. Continue with rent assistance from Dade County Catholic Charities.







St. James Financial Assistance North Miami only support low income families in the immediate region. The location is 540 NW 132nd Street, Miami, Florida 33168. Limited funding for rent, security deposits, furniture, and more may be offered from the charity based on funding levels. Residency and income requirements are in effect. Call (305) 681-7428

Miami Dade Edison Enrichment Center Financial Assistance focuses on rehousing. Everything from first months rent (on an affordable home) to storage fee assistance, deposits, and Housing First programs are run in a holistic manner. The location is 150 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL 33150. Call (305) 756-4147.

Legal Services of Miami may be able to work on tenant issues, including eviction prevention services or suggestions on rental programs. Lawyers can also address housing discrimination from landlords in Miami or address tenant repairs, or they represent the low income in housing court. For the low income that qualify, the resources and advice is provided to them at no cost from clinics and other centers. (305) 576-0080.

Miami Dade Community Action Agency has a wide range of grants, rental and financial aid programs, case management and more. Families with stability may also get security deposit help for a new, affordable home or apartment. The main non-profit is at 701 NW 1st Court, Miami, Florida 33136. The main goal is to stop poverty and homelessness. There may also be money for utility connection costs, legal clinics to help tenants with pay or quit notices and more. Dial (786) 469-4600 for details, including on rent or mortgage help.

Senior Rental Assistance program is run by the city. Up to $100 can be offered to low income elderly, retirees, and senior citizens. The funds are used for rent payments on homes, assisted living, or apartments. The city office can be called at (305) 416-2080. Or the main office is 14 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33126.

Glory Temple Ministries helps the currently homeless, substance abusers, women suffering from DV and others. Housing, meals, free motel vouchers or shelters, and other aid is offered. The faith based charity is at 7950 NW 22nd St, Miami, Florida 33147. A major focus is on ending poverty and the housing crisis. Call (305) 456-5217

Douglas Gardens CMHC has several housing and rent assistance programs. There is shelter for domestic violence survivors, the ACCESS program to pay for moving costs or security deposits, permanent housing for the disabled (physical or mental) and more. Each rental assistance program is focused. Address is 1680 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone number is (305) 531-5341.

Homeless Hotline - A free service provides information to both tenants facing an eviction and the currently homeless. Callers can learn about grant programs for paying rent or energy bills, sources of motel vouchers, resources for single mothers, and other places to try for emergency rental assistance. More on Miami-Dade County eviction and rehousing assistance.

HAND - Housing Assistance Network of Dade will only offer support to low income families with an eviction notice. Any financial aid is first come and served, and the funds for rent are for temporary needs. In some cases, if the family is in an un-affordable apartment, then money may be used for a security deposit or first months rent as well as moving costs. There are multiple locations in Dade County, and funding is in partnership with Citrus Health Network. Rent assistance may be paid out immediately from HAND agencies.

  • Or try the center 3750 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33133, (305) 446-3311.
  • HAND is also for rent help for tenants/landlords at 1600 NW 6th Court, Florida City, FL 33034, phone (305) 247-2068
  • Wywood Community Action offers immediate rent assistance for tenants with court ordered evictions. Location is 2902 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. Call (305) 547-7661
  • The Perrine Center is at 17801 Homestead Avenue, Miami, Florida 33157. For applications or information, dial (305) 254-5804
  • Accion Community Action Center address is SW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33130. Dial (305) 545-2224
  • If a location above is not near you, then dial (305) 231-7667.

Sunshine for All only help people with HIV and/or AIDS. Any financial aid is part of Short-Term Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program (STRMU). The funds can pay for rental units, apartments, mortgages, moving costs or lease application fees and more. The non-profit is at 1407 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. Dial (305) 285-3217





Operation Sacred Trust helps veterans in Miami-Dade County with their housing. There is financial help for very low-income Veteran families' with rent, utilities, motel room or other bills for housing stability. Address is 1400 NW 54th Street, Miami, FL 33142. Phone (855) 778-3411

COFFO  is an agency based in Homestead. Emergency rent help is for tenants facing eviction/homelessness. There may also be grants for utility bills if this were to create a housing challenge. Dial (305) 246-0357 for details.

Camillus House of Miami will provide help with rent to otherwise self-sufficiency families that are in a crisis. The applicant needs to be out of resources, be able to sustain future rent and housing costs, and not have been chronically homeless. Telephone number is (305) 374-1065.

By Jon McNamara

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