Homeownership Preservation Program

Please be advised

The application period for this program closed on June 1. On Monday, June 14, 10 am, a random computerized lottery was held at Commission Chambers, Miami City Hall, to establish a numerical order for processing those applications that met the deadline. The lottery waitlist results (coded) are posted below. Being part of the lottery waitlist does not guarantee eligibility or assistance.

The Homeownership Preservation Program (HPP) will provide up to $70,000 in rehabilitation assistance to qualified City of Miami homeowners to fund exterior repairs consisting of repair or replacement of roofs, replacement of windows or doors and/or installation of hurricane shutters, necessary to bring the home to decent, safe and sanitary conditions, and to reinforce the property’s exterior to better withstand natural weather occurrences while maximizing the home's energy efficiency. In order to be eligible, the applicant MUST reside in the home and have a homestead exemption on the property. This program can assist households up to 140% of Area Median Income (AMI), based on household size.

Steps

Step 1.Confirm City Limits and Property Value

Your home (single-family, townhome, twinhome, or condominium)  must be within City boundaries.

Open your web browser and type: https://www.miamidade.gov/pa/property_search.asp. Click on the Property Search button, type in the home address, and press the search button. If your property is in the boundaries of the City of Miami, the folio number will begin with "01". If your folio number does not begin with “01,” you are not eligible for this program.

Check on the same screen for your home’s assessed value. The assessed value must be no more than $400,000. If the assessed value is higher than that amount, you are not eligible for this program.

Step 2.Confirm Eligibility & Program Details

You must own your home and be residing in this home to be eligible. Only households with income less than or equal to 140% of the area median income, adjusted for family size, are eligible.

Carefully read through the HPP’s Steps to Follow flyer so that you understand how the program works.

English flyer link(PDF, 725KB)
Spanish flyer link(PDF, 723KB)
Creole Flyer link(PDF, 721KB)

Note: The HPP is not a single-family emergency rehabilitation program. Homeowners who feel they need emergency repairs can learn more about that program by visiting this link .

Step 3.Complete an application

Starting Thursday, April 1, interested persons can download the application, print and complete it, and mail it in a regular-sized envelope to the PO Box noted on the application itself, postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 1. 

English application link
Spanish application link
Creole application link

You can also pick up a paper application from one of the City’s Neighborhood Service Centers. Any applications received for homes located outside of City of Miami limits will be immediately disqualified. Only one application will be accepted per address.

Step 4.Lottery Held

After the application period closed, a computerized lottery was held at Miami City Hall to assign random numbers to the applications for this program, in order to establish a waitlist setting the numerical order in which the applicants will be processed. The lottery waitlist has been coded with the applicant’s first initial, last name, and the first three digits of their home address.

Wait List 

Applying for the program, and or placement on the program waitlist, does not guarantee eligibility or assistance. 

Step 5.Inspection Appointment & Collect Documents

Applicants will be contacted from the waitlist in numerical order. When they are contacted, an appointment will be scheduled with the homeowner so that an inspector can visit the home and make an initial assessment of eligible needs. If the property passes the initial assessment, the applicant will be asked to submit ALL the required documentation noted on the Steps to Follow flyer (page 2), along with a COVID release.

Step 6.Proceed with Work

If you comply with the above, all costs, repairs, timing, and repayments will be explained to you.