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Rental assistance in Miami-Dade area.

Churches, charities, and government organizations in the Miami area provide rental assistance to low income families. Money to help pay housing costs is provided to senior citizens, low-income families, immigrants, the disabled and others. Find information on how to get help near you with rent in Miami Dade County, money to pay security deposits, or funds to pay moving expenses.

Federal government grants as well as the United Way often fund the rent assistance programs in Dade County, however applications are at local charities or churches in Miami FL. 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 apartments as well as other housing units.

Miami Dade County organizations that provide help with paying rent

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is run by various local non-profit organizations. HAP was formed in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency. They provide funds for the government run section 8 housing program as well as direct financial help for rental arrears, some per the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP). Call (305) 416-2080. The address is 14 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132.

Braive Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) helps veterans and military members in Dade County pay for housing and rent costs. Money is offered for OEF/OIF service members, veterans, military member and families who face financial hardships. There are also immediate rental assistance for those with a short term crisis, unanticipated and emergency needs. Call : (305) 644-1200.

New Life Family Center and Homeless Prevention services works with agencies on stopping evictions and assisting the homeless in Miami-Dade county. They coordinate resources in the region and can sometimes provide referrals to rental assistance programs. The address is 3620 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127. So the coalition may have information on free legal aid, low income housing, transitional living centers or one time financial assistance. Call (305) 573-3333.

Community Service Centers, also known as Community Action in Miami, assist with rent, security deposits and housing needs. The non-profits are located across Dade County. There will be applications to free grants, case management, low cost loans and other financial resources. There may be limited funds, and when offered, it can pay for utilities, back rent and more. 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
  • 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 on affordable housing in Miami, and other services. Call (305) 633-0466.

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 assistance from the government to help with future rent. The office is at 1203 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33157. Low income families can dial (786) 713-5315.

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 goal is to get low income families or single moms in Miami into affordable homes or apartments.

  • City of Miami programs, including section 8 or grants for seniors, is at 14 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132. Call (305)416-2080.
  • Carrfour Supportive Housing is based at 1398 SW 1st St #1201, Miami, FL 33135. Phone 305-371-8300.
  • Housing Authority of Miami Beach is located at 200 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139. 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.
  • There is also the M-DC Housing Agency - Section 8 - Certificate Voucher Program They run the federal government housing section 8 program in Miami Florida. Call (305) 403-3222. This program will limit the amount of money a family needs to pay towards rent as 30% of their income. The location is 1111 Park Centre Blvd # 104, Miami, FL 33169.
  • Senior Rental Assistance program  is another option for the elderly in the city. Government money is 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.





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.

Aging Resources Center helps senior citizens over the age of 60 in FL with rent and housing. There is also financial assistance for retirees and the disabled that have a low income. Everything from government grants from ESG 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.

Miami Dade Salvation Army has a wide range of social services, including 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 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. There are multiple locations, including with rent or housing assistance. More on Salvation Army rent assistance in Miami.

Rent assistance Miami-Dade CountyCentro 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, in particular of single moms and dads in Miami. 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 for tenants (such as beds, tables, etc.), storage fee assistance 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.
  • St. Ann Mission church 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.
  • Sacred Heart Church is part of the Catholic Charities group. It 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 13155 NW 7th Ave, North Miami, FL 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 for applications to temporary rent payment help.




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. Free lawyers represent the low income renters in housing court to stop an eviction. For the low income that qualify, the resources and advice is provided to them at no cost from clinics and other centers. Call (305) 576-0080 with the main pro-bono law office at 4343 W Flagler St #100, Miami, FL 33134.

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE) operates a Fair Housing Center. The main service is to help renters or would be tenants who are facing discrimination. This includes from a landlord or when applying for government assistance programs to pay rent or other bills. The location is 11501 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33168. Dial 305-651-4673

Jewish Community Services of South Florida helps with housing needs. They have a free referral service that This program can assist local families and individuals who are in need of short term financial help with bills including rent, housing expenses (like utilities) and even a mortgage payment. Shelter can also be offered, 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. The office is at 12000 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181. Call (305) 576-6550.

Chapman Partnership helps homeless people or families in Miami Dade, with a focus on rehousing. The non-profit is at 550 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136. There are of course some conditions that need to be met, including the applicant needs to be on the path to stability for the Dade County Housing First program. There may be information on places to turn for emergency rent assistance, loans for housing needs or paying security deposits Call 211 to details on this organization.

Glory Temple Ministries helps the currently homeless, substance abusers, women suffering from DV and others. Housing, free motel vouchers or shelters, and quick applications to rent relief to stop homelessness and more 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, with the eventual goal of placement into an apartment. Address is 1680 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone number is (305) 531-5341.

Miami and Dade County Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program can help tenants, homeowners, as well as the currently homeless. This is a federal government funded program that is intended to provide short term rent help as well as legal aid for tenants. There is also security deposit help or free landlord-tenant mediation.

  • Applicants can be families living in poverty to immigrants, Spanish speakers as well as senior citizens. The tenant will need to be able to return to self-sufficiency and get back on their feet within a few months.
  • The currently homeless in Miami-Dade County can also receive support. The programs will provide emergency support, such as free vouchers for a motel or placing a single mom or domestic violence survivor into a transitional housing program. So various resources can both stop evictions and rehouse families living in poverty.

In Miami, the Homeless Hotline as well as the Dade County Homeless Trust is administering the program. They can be reached at 1-877-994-4357. More on Miami-Dade County eviction prevention and rehousing assistance.







HAND - Housing Assistance Network of Dade will only offer support to low income families with an eviction notice. Any financial help 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 learn more on HAND rent assistance.

Sunshine for All only help people with HIV and/or AIDS. Any financial help 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 (and their families) in Miami-Dade County with their housing. There is financial help for very low-income or homeless veteran families' with rent, utilities, motel room costs 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-sufficient families in Miami-Dade FL 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. The charity is at 1603 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33136.

Additional programs for rent help in Miami

Other support is for the homeless or people facing eviction. The Miami Dade Continuum of Care has a referral service with housing resources, including grants to pay back rent, free motel rooms and more. Tenants in need can dial 305-375-1490 for additional options on where to get help.


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