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Ordinance No. 22-30: 60 day notification of more than 5% rent increase or termination

Effective March 25, 2022 Ordinance No. 22-30: The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed a new ordinance that requires owners to give residential tenants at least 60 days' written notice when: Increasing rent by more than 5% or Terminating a month-to-month residential rental agreement. 
Previous Ordinance (No 21-1) effective January 20,2021 only provided a 30-day notice of termination for month-to-month renters. There has been no previous ordinances provided for rental increase notification.

This law is anticipated to have a beneficial impact for residents and will help renters navigate the highly competitive rental market by providing more time to adjust to higher rents or seek alternative housing. 

You can read the ordinance here(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab).

If the required 60 days’ written fair notice has been provided and the tenant has not agreed to the increased rent/termination or an acceptable agreement, the owner may still enforce the rent increase or require the tenant to vacate the unit. (Owner's can not raise the rent during the first initial year of the lease)

Owners must inform Miami Dade Housing Choice Voucher (MDHCV) of the Rent Increase by clicking here(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab). Owners must submit a copy of the 60 day notice that they provided to their tenant. Owners can never charge more than what has been approved by MDHCV. It is illegal for owners to charge for side payments not approved by MDHCV and it is also illegal for tenants to make these payments.

If the owner is terminating the tenancy, owners must submit a copy of the non-renewal notice or eviction documents here(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab).

If the tenant feels they cannot afford their new tenant portion, then they may notify their owner and request them to submit a Rent Decrease to our office. If the owner refuses, the tenant may be allowed to move but the tenant must properly notify and terminate the lease according to the terms of the lease.

Tenants may request a Change of Dwelling here(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab) if they choose to move out of the unit.

Tenants can find information about available housing in a number of places, including:


Office Move

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR OFFICE RELOCATING


The Section 8 Program Office located at 2001 NW 107th Ave, First Floor, will permanently close at 5pm on Friday, February 26, 2021.

All families and owners will be serviced from a new permanent location starting Monday, March 1, 2021.

The new permanent Program Office will be located at 20 SE 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, Miami, FL 33131. The new location can be accessed via metrobus routes S and 120 MAX. The new address is also accessible Metro Mover (Bayfront Park Station). This new Miami location will service clients Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm (excluding observed holidays). Appointments are required as we continue to address the coronavirus pandemic. Appointments can be scheduled at www.mdvoucher.com.

The Section 8 Program also opened a Customer Service Center in Miami-Gardens. The Customer Service Center is located at 1111 Park Centre Blvd, Suite 104, Miami-Gardens, 33169. The Miami-Gardens office will service clients with prescheduled appointments. Appointments can be scheduled at www.mdvoucher.com .

Please refrain from mailing documents to the 2001 NW 107th Ave, First Floor location after receipt of this document.


Register for Project Based Voucher (PBV) Assistance

If you are an active voucher holder or an applicant already on the MDHCV's 2008 Tenant Based Waiting List or the MDHCV's 2021 Tenant Based Waiting List, you can register for a Project Based Voucher (PBV) unit.

Interested families are referred to the property for Project-Based assistance when a unit becomes available and in the same order, they are in the 2008 Tenant-Based Waiting List and 2021 Tenant-Based Waiting List. You must select one or more properties in order to register your interest in the property. You may update your interest to any property at any time.

Please note: PBV units are not available to the general public. Registration is limited to active voucher holders and applicants already on MDHCV's 2008 Tenant Based Waiting List and MDHCV's 2021 Tenant Based Waiting List.

For more information or to register: Go to the PBV Portal

Do Not Be Victims of Identity Fraud Scams

Attention Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Applicants, Participants or Landlords - Do Not Be Victims of Identity Fraud Scams. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a Miami-Dade County Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) employee asking for personal information such as your social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, or credit card number, DO NOT provide the caller with any information. The caller may tell you that you have been selected to receive a voucher or that you may lose your voucher if you do not provide the information. If you are in the process of leasing a unit, the caller may tell you that your contract is ready for signing and that your personal identification must be verified. Landlords may be told that they have to pay money to avoid going to a required class. All of these are scams. The Section 8 Program does not require you to pay for any service and will not call you to ask for personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Housing Choice Voucher Program call center at 305-403-3222.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

On March 7, 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 2013 (VAWA 2013) was signed into law. VAWA 2013 protects individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, from being denied assistance on the basis of or as a direct result of being a victim of domestic violence. The law was enacted to ensure that Public Housing Agencies and Owners are consistent with HUD's nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements.

To ensure that owners are compliant with this Housing and Urban Development VAWA Final Ruling, familiarize yourself with your rights and obligations as an owner of housing assisted through Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.

HAP payments abatements

Please be advised that PHCD will place abatements on the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) the day after the second failed inspection for owner violations of Housing Quality Standards (HQS). PHCD will recapture the pro-rated HAP that was paid to the owner. Owners are not eligible for HAP from the day after the second fail until the unit passes inspection.

HUD regulation 24 CFR 982.404 and Section B-3 of the HAP Contract requires that the owner must maintain the contract unit and premises in accordance with HQS. If the owner does not maintain the contract unit in accordance with HQS, PHCD must take prompt and vigorous action to enforce the owner’s obligation including recovery of overpayments, suspension of HAP, abatement, and/or termination of the HAP contract.

Owners are encouraged to take prompt action to correct any HQS violations so they will not have their HAP abated and they will be in compliance with their HAP Contract. Once HAP is abated, owners must request a compliance inspection and the unit must pass in order to end the abatement. Abatements are lifted the day after the pass inspection. Compliance inspections are generally scheduled 10-15 days after the request is made to the Call Center at 305-403-3222.

Need Help?

You can contact our Client Call Center at 305-403-3222 or by email to customercare@mdvoucher.com.