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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Village of El Portal

500 NE 87th Street
El Portal, FL 33138

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am–6 pm
Closed on government holidays and weekends

Emergency Rental Assistance Program provided by Miami Dade County

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 provides rental payment assistance for up to 12 months in arrears, if you meet certain income qualifications and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, March 15.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must be a Miami-Dade resident. ERAP 2.3 will not be able to assist residents of City of Miami and of City of Hialeah because these cities have received separate funding from the US government
  • You are unable to pay your full rent as a result of a COVID-19 caused financial hardship
  • Your current household income must not exceed 80 percent of annual Area Median Income (AMI) for Miami-Dade County
    • One person in household: maximum AMI is $51,200
    • Two people in household: maximum AMI is $58,500
    • Three people in household: maximum AMI is $65,800
    • Four people in household: maximum AMI is $73,100
    • Five people in household: maximum AMI is $78,950
    • Six people in household: maximum AMI is $84,800
    • Seven people in household: maximum AMI is $90,650
    • Eight people in household: maximum AMI is $95,500
  • There must be an executed lease between you and the property owner or landlord
  • You must certify that your household does not receive any other subsidy that is not wholly covered by a subsidized housing program

    Tenant Documentation

    You will be contacted by a case manager on how to submit this documentation.

    • Proof of being financially impacted by the COVID-19 (e.g., layoff letter, unemployment claim, etc.)
    • Your current lease or pages of current lease showing address of home, amount of lease rent, term of lease or if your lease is on a month-to-month basis, and signature of you and landlord
    • Government issued photo ID for all household members (e.g., driver’s license, passport, birth certificate)
    • Proof of current income for all household members (e.g., recent pay stubs, layoff letter, unemployment benefits letter, etc.)

    Owner/Landlord Documentation

    Your owner/landlord will be contacted by a case manager on how to submit this documentation.

    • Owner W-9 form
    • An agreement that the County will provide to landlords accepting rental assistance containing certain program conditions

    For any questions please refer to Frequently Asked Questions below and the sample application. You can send an email to or by calling 305-723-1815.

    Landlords are encouraged to contact the program at or call 786-688-2440 to refer tenants who are behind in their rent.

    Application Pickup Locations

    Northern Miami-Dade County
    Victory Homes
    520 NW 75 Street
    Miami, FL 33150

    Central Miami-Dade County
    Donn Gardens
    1861 NW 28 Street
    Miami, FL 33142

    Southern Miami-Dade County
    Homestead Gardens
    1542 SW 4 Street
    Homestead, FL 33030

    West Miami-Dade County
    Lakeside Towers
    7555 SW 152 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33193