Miami-Dade tenants and landlords to access COVID-19 relief program
DORAL, FL – Miami-Dade tenants and landlords will be able to access a new COVID-19 relief program announced by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Monday.
The program, one of many that the County has made available for people who are struggling financially during the pandemic, will aid landlords who have “pending writs of possession” with tenants subject to eviction, reported CBS4 Miami.
The help is consisted of a $60 million relief program that offers to landlords the equivalent of up to $3,000 per month overdue rent since the pandemic first hit the country on March 2020, using federal funding. “This is a very substantial support for those landlords who have to pay their bills,” Levine Cava said.
According to Commissioner Eileen Higgins, who sponsored the County’s original rental assistance program, about 7,000 families will receive the aid.
“Working together we will continue to protect vulnerable families and provide relief to hard hit landlords so we can keep our community safe in this final chapter of the pandemic,” Levine Cava said, as reported by the media.
The residential eviction moratorium, that started back in 2020 with the purpose of helping thousands of families not to be left without a home, is still in place currently.
“The local moratorium has helped ensure that Miami-Dade law enforcement is using its limited resources to focus on the things that are protecting our residents in the midst of this historic public health crisis,” said Mayor Levine Cava.
Miami-Dade tenants and landlords in dispute for commercial properties will also be aided, according to the Miami-Dade Police that confirmed there are about 150 commercial writs about to be notified.
Mayor Levine Cava announced during her intervention that writs of possession for commercial evictions will be served beginning March 5.
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There’s some confusion on whether or not there’s a local moratorium on evictions for residential tenants. Some sources state the local ban ended on Oct. 1st 2020 while others, like yours, imply there’s is still one in place. Are you able to verify if there is or isn’t a local ban for residential tenants? And if so, when does it expire?