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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Looking for Housing?

The Housing Services Team oversees programs in support of the City of Miami Beach housing initiatives.  

Looking for Housing?

The Housing Services Team oversees programs in support of the City of Miami Beach housing initiatives.  

  • 1701 Meridian Avenue
    Suite 400. (4th floor)

  • M-F 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    (Closed 12 PM - 1 PM)

  • 305.673.7260


The Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program

makes homeownership affordable for eligible frontline community workers such as law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators, healthcare professionals, childcare employees, and active military or veterans. This program provides down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time, income-qualified homebuyers so they can purchase a primary residence in the community in which they work and serve. For more information, please visit:  Hometown Heroes (floridahousing.org)


Yes, the City offers down payment assistance up to $150,000 for eligible applicants through its First-Time Homebuyer Program funded by the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP), contingent upon funding availability. Eligible applicants must provide 2% down and obtain a mortgage for the balance of the acquisition cost. A portion of SHIP funds must be used to improve the property.

Yes, the City’s Homeowner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program provides up to $70,000 in forgivable loans, contingent upon funding availability, for eligible property owners in need of repairs to their home including those triggered by code and building violations. Participants must agree to use the assisted property as their main residence for 15 years.

The City maintains 89 affordable, residential units. Because these buildings were acquired and/or rehabilitated with federal funds, the City is required to maintain a waitlist for tenants accessing these buildings. The City’s waitlist is currently closed.

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and the presence of children. The City collaborates with HOPE Fair Housing Center to educate tenants about their housing rights. You can reach HOPE via its website at www.hopefhc.co













Miami Dade County instituted The Office of Housing Advocacy to help tenants with tenant-landlord issues. Miami Dade County also passed the “Tenants Bill of Rights”, outlining protections for tenants.

For more information you can go to: Miami-Dade Website or you can call the hotline at: 786-469-4545 (Note: This is not a City of Miami Beach phone number.)

Read the Tenant's Bill of Rights

Additional Information

The links below will provide you with additional information regarding the City’s partners. Links do not represent endorsement by the City of Miami Beach. The City of Miami Beach is not responsible for the content of other sites.

Other Resources

  • Miami-Dade County Condominium Special Assessment Program.

    Now providing funding assistance to help condominium owners pay for special assessments that can arise from building recertifications.

  • The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach.

    Local organization designated by U.S. HUD as a High Performer Agency. 

  • The Housing Authority of the City of Miami BeachMiami Beach Community Development Corporation.

    Spearheading the economic revitalization of the Art Deco District, public and private investment on Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, historic preservation, and the re-emergence of South Beach as a world-class destination. 

  • Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development.

    Support services include assisted living facilities for the elderly and self-sufficiency programs for our tenants. 

  • Miami-Dade County Office of Housing Advocacy.

    (OHA) Coordinator to address issues of affordable housing and landlord and tenant rights with a focus on assisting families and individuals' efforts to obtain housing-related resources. 

  • HUD Resource Locator.

    Real-time HUD housing information to inquire about housing availability and other housing-related questions. 

  • Go Section 8.

    User-friendly way to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher participants.

  • Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority.

    Listing of affordable rental housing through HFA’s Multifamily Rental Program.

  • Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

    Affordable housing locator service to find affordable rental housing around the state. 

  • Miami-Dade County Housing Affordability Tracker.

    Tool to monitor progress for new and rehabilitated affordable/workforce housing units in Miami-Dade County.

Housing Partners

  • floridahousing

    Florida Housing Finance Corporation

  • HousingFinanceAuthority

    Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade County

  • miamibeachcommunitydevcorp

    Miami Beach Community Development Corporation

  • miamidadecounty

    Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development

  • thehousingauthorityofmb

    The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach

  • hud

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development