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Financial assistance to Miami-Dade residents through local program

Miami-Dade residents if you’re still in need of financial assistance, here’s encouraging news.

If your current financial hardship is due to the current pandemic, Miami-Dade County has partnered with United Way of Miami-Dade to create the local Pandemic Assistance Program. Applicants are eligible for up to $2,000 per household.

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According to the Miami-Dade County website:

“The Miami-Dade Pandemic Assistance Program has been established to address the short-term economic disruptions on working families in Miami-Dade County by providing hardship assistance. Funding for this program is provided by Miami-Dade County as a part of the federal CARES Act relief provided to the state of Florida.”

Here are some guidelines:

Once you complete the form, which is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes, a community representative will assess your eligibility.

Applicants are urged to carefully complete the form in its entirety. Otherwise, you may be contacted for further information. Incomplete applications will take longer than the expected 10 days for processing.

Click here for details on required documents to submit with the application.

Additional resource articles:

Here is a comprehensive list of financial resources throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. It includes where to go for help with medication costs, rental and utility assistance and small business loans. Click here for info.

Additionally, there are still several food distribution sites operating around Miami-Dade County. Many are drive-thru events while others bring food to your home. Click here to find one near you.

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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