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Congresswoman Wilson & Mayor Levine Cava Applaud $11.6 Million Emergency Rental Assistance Reallocation for Miami-Dade

Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and Mayor Daniella Levine Cava are applauding an announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury to reallocate $11,678,972 in Emergency Rental Assistance funding to Miami-Dade County.

“In these difficult times, it’s so rewarding to be able to see much-needed help from the federal government come directly to our residents who have been struggling with the rising costs of housing,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “Miami-Dade families are still hurting from the enormous economic disruptions of the pandemic. This funding will keep people in their homes, communities together, and help Miami-Dade residents make ends meet. I will continue fighting in Congress to bring more assistance and relief to families in need.”

Through this reallocation, Florida will receive more than $16 million in new funds to be distributed by counties across the state. Hillsborough County and Alachua County also received reallocations of $2.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively. However, the vast majority of these funds are going to Miami-Dade County for their Emergency Rental Assistance program.

“From day one of my administration, I have worked tirelessly on behalf of Miami-Dade County residents and families – to keep them healthy and in their homes during an unprecedented housing crisis, while keeping struggling landlords whole,” stated Mayor Levine Cava. “It’s because of these efforts that we have led the nation in economic recovery and effectively administering our rental assistance programs – including being one of the first counties in the country to fully distribute the first round of aid we received. I am as committed as ever to working with our federal partners to meet the needs of our residents, and we are grateful for the ongoing support to help families hurting in the midst of this affordability crisis.”

Last month, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge, traveled to Miami-Dade County for a two-day visit in which she met with Congresswoman Wilson, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and local leaders to discuss a variety of housing-related issues and tour local housing projects. During the housing tour of South Florida, Secretary Fudge called it “the epicenter of the affordable housing crisis.”

The funding is part of the third round of reallocations approved by the Treasury Department to eligible grantees. Reallocations were awarded based on requests submitted by local counties which demonstrated need and the efficient distribution of previously allocated funds. For more information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, click here.