While many people are waiting on their unemployment benefits from the state of Florida, some cities are taking it upon themselves to help their residents.
Today, residents of the City of Miami and the City of Hialeah can apply for financial relief grants. The cities have allocated millions of dollars in federal grants to lessen the blow that came with the coronavirus pandemic.
Each city has different requirements to receive money, so please read carefully.
If you live inside the city limits of Miami and you have lost your job and need help paying rent, electricity, water, or gas bills you can receive a one-time payment up to $1,500. The city will pay your landlord and utility company directly - but landlords must be willing to participate.
You can apply here starting at noon today.
If you live inside the city limits of Hialeah and have lost your job due to the coronavirus pandemic and are unable to pay rent, you can apply for the Landlord-Tenant Relief Fund. It will give renters up to $1,000 a month for up to 3 months and will pay the landlord directly. You will need to have a copy of your lease.
You can apply for the fund here starting at 8am online or a paper application at the Kennedy Library.