Miami-Dade and Broward Renter Resources

In Miami-Dade, the Office of Housing Advocacy (OHA) acts as a clearinghouse and 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. OHA collaborates with County departments, developers, nonprofits and other community stakeholders to formulate policies and initiatives that will expand affordable housing and prevent resident displacements. The Office consists of a director, a tenant advocate and a housing advocate.

The Tenant’s Bill of Rights ordinance was passed by the Board of County Commissioners on May 3, 2022 to assist renters with safe, stable and affordable rental housing, and served to formalize Miami-Dade County’s Office of Housing Advocacy.

The Housing Advocacy hotline, 786-469-4545, is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., and closed on weekends and County holidays.

The website is here:

In Broward, Commissioners have taken steps to put protections in place for renters. The Board has approved a law that requires landlords to give not less than 60 days’ notice prior to termination of leases for tenants facing rent increases of more than 5%. It applies to all renters whether they have month to month or annual lease agreements. The South Florida region saw the highest rent increases in the country in the past year.

Pursuant to Broward County Ordinance 2022-31, landlords and other lessors of residential rental property in Broward County are required to distribute this notice to persons applying to rent a rental unit. Where no application is required, this notice must be provided prior to the tenant beginning to occupy the rental unit.

This website provides an overview of rental rights and related resources for tenants in Broward County: