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Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Launches COVID-19 Rental Assistance Portal

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MIAMI, FLA.—The Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Program launched a  Rental Assistance Portal today, specifically geared toward helping individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

The HAND Program is a multi-agency partnership with Miami-Dade County and local municipalities, led by Citrus Health Network.  The aim of the program is to promote housing stability and homeless prevention by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible individuals and families.

Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, and the City of Hialeah received allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The HAND Program was selected by the three local governments to manage and disburse these funds.

The HAND Program was first created in 2009 following the recession.  It has now been expanded to assist those who have lost their jobs, or have less income, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and have received notice from their landlord of a plan to file for eviction. 

A household may be eligible to receive COVID-19 rental assistance for past due rent, current rent due, and rent for upcoming months.  

The HAND COVID-19 Rental Assistance Portal will be open to accept screening questionnaires from 12:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020 to 11:59 p.m. on June 5, 2020.

To apply, or for more information, prospective applicants can visit: www.miamidaderenthelp.com

Prospective applicants with special needs or those with limited access to the internet, may apply by calling the Homeless Helpline at 1 (877) 994-4357 and selecting Option #3, or the HAND Program at (305) 231-7667.

To qualify for COVID-19 rental assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals residing in Miami-Dade County who lost their job or have less income as of  or after March 1, 2020.
  • Household income is below 50 percent of the Area Medium Income, based on HUD criteria.  (i.e., for a single person, monthly income is below $2,666 or $3,429 for a family of four).
  • Household rent is at or below 120 percent of the Fair Market Rent rates for Miami-Dade County, based on HUD criteria (i.e., $1,216 for an efficiency/studio, $1,432 for a one-bedroom unit, or $1,800 for a two-bedroom unit). 

Because funding for the program is limited, and need is expected to exceed available funding, a computerized lottery will determine the order in which eligible applicants can be assisted.  However, selection in the lottery does not guarantee assistance from the HAND Program.  Households must successfully meet all eligibility requirements and submit required documents for final determinations of assistance.

This is an Equal Housing Opportunity.

More About The HAND Program: The HAND Program is also funded by the State of Florida, the Miami Dade Homeless Trust, United Way of Miami-Dade’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs-SSVF Program, and the Cities of Miami, Hialeah and Miami Gardens. Partners participating in the network include: Citrus Health Network, Camillus House, Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services sites, the Advocate Program and various shelter providers.

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