North Miami, FL (February 7, 2023) – As housing affordability continues to reign as a key issue for most areas around the country, the City of North Miami is providing a solution by offering rental assistance to its residents facing homelessness. Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Home-American Rescue Plan (ARP), the city will help residents facing homelessness; fleeing domestic or dating violence; or surviving sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking and in need of rental assistance. “The City of North Miami is committed to helping our most vulnerable residents obtain affordable housing and feel safe and secure as they advance toward having a quality of life in the city,” North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme, E.D. explained. “We will help these residents and provide them with a comprehensive level of service through the social services offered by the city.” Qualified North Miami residents can receive rental assistance for up to three months with an option to receive assistance not to exceed 24 months. They can also receive security deposit assistance to help them along their journey. To qualify, residents must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or granted legal status; a resident or prospective resident of the City of North Miami; fall within the sheltered or unsheltered homeless populations, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee a domestic violence or human trafficking situation; and the household annual income is at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI). “We are here to help,” North Miami Housing and Social Services Department Director Alberte Bazile said. “We are focused on preventing individual or family homelessness with this program and ensuring residents have a place to restart, rebound, and progress towards a new chapter in their life.” The North Miami program opens Tuesday, February 21, 2023. For more information and to apply for rental assistance, visit https://www.northmiamifl.gov/HOMEARP. Residents may obtain a printed application and submit completed application packages to North Miami Housing and Social Services Department, 12300 NE 8 Avenue, North Miami, FL 33161. Appointments are required for application package submissions. To schedule an appointment, call 305-893-6511 ext. 20000 or email [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
About the City of North Miami: North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly ten miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, it is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. It is the home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Traci Y. Pollock, Communications Manager
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