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Coronavirus Live Updates: Struggling With Rent Due To COVID? Here’s How To Apply For Aid In Miami-Dade

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Struggling With Rent Due To COVID? Here’s How To Apply For Aid In Miami-Dade

Updated Monday at 12:40 p.m.

Miami-Dade residents struggling to pay rent during the pandemic can now apply for the county’s emergency rental assistance program.

Applications became available again on June 14 at 9 a.m. They can be found at http://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/emergency-rental-assistance-program.page. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on June 25.

Tenants apply for the relief and, if approved, the rent payment will be mailed directly to their landlords. Landlords can also refer their tenants to the program. Case workers hired by the county will contact the renters to start the application process.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

— By Michelle Marchante / Miami Herald

Palm Beach County Businesses Can Request A Mobile Vaccine Unit For Staff, Clients

Updated Monday at 5:57 a.m.

Palm Beach County businesses and organizations can host a mobile unit for free walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations for their staff and clients.

Companies and groups interested in taking advantage of Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s offer can visit hcdpbc.org, Select the Mobile Clinic Vaccination & Community Event Request tab and submit the form for review and approval.

The mobile clinics offer Pfizer vaccines to adults and children as young as 12 years of age with parental consent as well as Johnson & Johnson vaccines to individuals 18 years and older.

— By Cindy Kent / The South Florida Sun Sentinel

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel