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Rental and Other Assistance for the Homeless or Evicted

If you are homeless or have been evicted, you can receive help with your first month's rent payment, security deposit, mortgage, utility bills, emergency shelter or food.

You can receive one type of assistance per year.

The maximum amount you can receive is $800 for rent or $1,200 in mortgage assistance.

  • Housing Assistance

    The following housing assistance is available:

    First-Month Assistance

    • You must be homeless or evicted from a prior residence. The maximum assistance offered is $800.
    • You must provide a lease agreement stating the terms of occupancy.

    Rental Assistance

    • You must submit the three-day notice, court eviction (5-day notice) or 24-hour notice to your caseworker. The maximum assistance offered is $800 for rental assistance.

    Mortgage Assistance

    • The maximum assistance offered is $1,200 for mortgage assistance.

    Checks are paid to the landlord or management company. If the maximum payment does not satisfy the payment requirements of the landlord, you must pay the balance and security deposit (payment receipt required).

    You can only receive one type of assistance per year.

    Visit one of three Community Resource Centers to apply.

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

    The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides assistance to eligibility residents experiencing a one-time crisis situation which interrupts their ability to pay utility bills, rent/mortgage or secure necessary food. The program also provides assistance for temporary shelter on a limited basis. The customer must be able to document the crisis and show ability to maintain expenses after the receipt of the emergency assistance..

    Available at all Community Resource Centers.

Locations and Hours

  • Liberty City Community Resource Center

    2500 NW 62nd Street, Miami, FL 33147
    305-756-2830
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Accion Community Resource Center

    970 SW 1st Street, 4th Floor, MIAMI, FL 33130
    305-545-2224
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Goulds Center

    21300 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33170
    305-233-2121
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Community Action and Human Services
Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-4600786-469-4600

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