Help for Families & Individuals

Below is a menu of resources available to local families and individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19, from social services to legal assistance.


The State of Florida launched the Hometown Heroes program on June 1, 2022.  The Hometown Heroes program provides eligible frontline workers (including law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators, healthcare professionals, childcare employees) who qualify with lower than market rates on an FHA, VA, RD, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac first mortgage, reduced upfront fees, no origination points or discount points and down payment and closing cost assistance. Borrowers can receive up to 5% of the first mortgage loan amount (maximum of $25,000) in down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a 0%, non-amortizing, 30-year deferred second mortgage. This second mortgage becomes due and payable, in full, upon sale of the property, refinancing of the first mortgage, transfer of deed or if the homeowner no longer occupies the property as his/her primary residence. For more information on how to apply and a list of qualifications, visit

Rent/Utility Assistance

Food Assistance

Financial Assistance

Legal Assistance

Consider contacting one of the legal organizations below for assistance with foreclosure, eviction, employment and other legal matters. Note that this listing is not an endorsement, but is provided for informational purposes:

Cuban American Bar Association
1898 N.W. 7th Street, Miami, FL 33125
Phone: 305-646-0046

Legal Aid Society
123 N.W. First Avenue, Suite 214, Miami, FL 33128
Phone: 305-579-5733 Ext. 2285

Legal Services of Greater Miami
4343 W. Flagler Street, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33134
Phone: 305-576-0080