Senior Rental Assistance Program

UPDATE (January 26, 2023) – All of the applications received by the Jan. 2, 2024 deadline will be separated by City District. The Department will work with each District office to set dates for five District computerized lotteries to take place, to establish waitlists that set a numerical order for processing applicants from each District. When called from the waitlist, the applicant will be asked to submit all required or pending supporting documentation as required by the program. The waitlists will be coded and posted on this web page. NOTE: Applications from persons who live outside the City or submitted after the Jan. 2 deadline are ineligible, and will not be included in the lotteries.

The City of Miami Senior Rental Assistance program will open for new applications from Friday, December 1, 2023, 9 am, through Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 5 pm. This program provides up to $500 in rental assistance, based on need, to qualifying senior (age 62 and up) applicants who are renters in the City of Miami, are 50% AMI and below, and spend more than 30% of their income towards rental housing costs.

If an applicant is approved, the assistance amount is issued directly to the applicant’s landlord on a monthly basis, for a 12-month period. Please note, if you are a current Section 8 client or reside in Public Housing or in a Sec. 202 project, you are INELIGIBLE for this program.

Waitlist Results for Senior Rental Assistance Program 2nd Round

 

Check Eligibility

The senior applicant:

  • Must be age 62+ and rent a unit within City of Miami limits. Residential addresses can be checked at the search tool location here: link. This search tool will also indicate what City District the address is located within. 
  • Must have a household income of 50% AMI and below, based on the number of persons in the household. See income chart for those details.
  • Must be current on their rent. 
  • Must have an executed lease/rental agreement. 

 

Pick up Application and gather documents  

A paper application can be picked up during the application period at Miami City Hall or at one of the Commissioner District Offices throughout the City. The applicant should then gather all the necessary supporting documentation requested on the application itself. This includes: 

  • A completed program application including the signed affidavit which is included as part of the paper application 
  • A copy of current executed rental agreement/lease;
  • A copy of current State of Florida issued identification card; 
  • A copy of most recent proof of monthly income (ex: monthly social security statement; pension statement; or last three pay stubs);

TIP: Do not submit outdated leases or copies of expired identification as these will not be accepted. 

Submit by Deadline

After completing the application, and gathering the required supporting documentation, the applicant should submit it all in one package as indicated on the application itself no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 5 p.m. All applications received during the application period will be considered as applying at the same time. It does not matter if an application is received on the first or last day. Please mail in only one application per household. Any household that submits more than one will be disqualified. Submission of an application does not guarantee assistance. 

District Lotteries and Waitlists 

After the application period closes on January 2, 2024, 5 p.m., applications will be reviewed for preliminary eligibility and applicants found to be ineligible (lives outside of the City of Miami, applicant not 62+ years of age, lives in public housing) will not be included in the subsequent District lotteries. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we will not contact applicants who are found to be ineligible.

Subsequently, applications that meet preliminary eligibility will be separated by District. Each District will hold an independent, computer-based lottery to establish a numerical system for processing applications. Please check back on this page for further updates on the District lotteries. This program is operated based on available funding and will close at the discretion of the City of Miami.

NOTE: Once an applicant is called from a waitlist, the applicant’s landlord (property owner) will be contacted to supply a W-9 to the City of Miami.