Miami-Dade Getting $11.8 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance Funds From U.S. Treasury

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava showcased more than $11.6 million that the U.S. Treasury Department is sending to Miami-Dade County to help renters.

The funds come through the Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance program. Florida is getting $16 million from the reallocation with most of it going to Miami-Dade County. Hillsborough County is getting $2.8 million from the reallocation program and Alachua County is getting $1.8 million through it.

“In these difficult times, it’s so rewarding to be able to see much-needed help from the federal government come directly to our residents who have been struggling with the rising costs of housing,” said Wilson. “Miami-Dade families are still hurting from the enormous economic disruptions of the pandemic. This funding will keep people in their homes, communities together, and help Miami-Dade residents make ends meet. I will continue fighting in Congress to bring more assistance and relief to families in need.”

“From day one of my administration, I have worked tirelessly on behalf of Miami-Dade County residents and families – to keep them healthy and in their homes during an unprecedented housing crisis, while keeping struggling landlords whole,” said Levine Cava. “It’s because of these efforts that we have led the nation in economic recovery and effectively administering our rental assistance programs – including being one of the first counties in the country to fully distribute the first round of aid we received. I am as committed as ever to work with our federal partners to meet the needs of our residents, and we are grateful for the ongoing support to help families hurting in the midst of this affordability crisis.”

“The funding is part of a third round of reallocations approved by the Treasury Department to eligible grantees. Reallocations were awarded based off requests submitted by local counties which demonstrated need and the efficient distribution of previously allocated funds,” Wilson’s office noted.

Kevin Derby
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