Public Notice - Senior Rental Assistance Program

City of Miami to open application period for
Senior Rental Assistance Program on Friday, December 1st

(Miami, FL November 30, 2023) - The City of Miami Senior Rental Assistance Program will reopen for new applications on Friday, December 1, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024. This initiative, established by the City of Miami Commission, aims to support low-income senior renters (ages 62 and up) residing in the City of Miami, who face financial strain and are vulnerable to annual rental increases.

Qualifying households may receive up to $500 per month for rental expenses based on need, for a duration of up to one year. Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to: the senior applicant’s household income must be 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) or below; monthly rental costs should exceed 30 percent of their household income; rent payments must be current, and there should be an executed lease/rental agreement.

Paper applications will be available starting Friday, December 1, 2023 at 9 am, at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, and all City of Miami Commissioner District Offices. Interested individuals can also call 311 for a list of locations where applications are available. Only one paper application will be accepted per household, and submission does not guarantee eligibility or assistance. Please note that this program cannot assist seniors residing in public housing or those already enrolled in a federally funded rental assistance program (Section 8, Sec. 202, VASH, etc.).

All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, January 2, 2024, following the instructions on the application form. The order of application submission (first or last day) does not impact eligibility. After the application period closes, preliminary eligibility will be assessed, and ineligible applications will be disqualified. Random, computerized lotteries will then establish District-specific waitlists, determining the order in which eligible applications will be processed.

This program is made possible, in part, with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The program is contingent on available fundingand can close at any time. For general information, visit