Tell your county officials: We Support Affordable Housing!

Instructions for sending emails to public officials:

Below you will find two template emails to send to your County Commissioner and the County Mayor. The mayor's email is listed below, as are each of the Commissioners. If you are not sure which Commissioner's district you live in, you can use your address to look it up here: https://gisweb.miamidade.gov/CommunityServices/

When you send each email, please cc: info@miampact.org so that we can track how many emails we sent.

Please do not send the email without first PERSONALIZING IT, or else it may be sent to spam. Try personalizing it by including - I care about this issue because...... My experience with the lack of affordable housing is......etc. 

Thank you!

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Dear Commissioner _______________,

I am deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing in our County, especially in light of how many workers have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. I worry that a wave of evictions will put even more people out on the streets.

In addition to pushing for more federal and state relief, as a resident of your district, I urge you to support local policies that will help people stay in their homes and create more affordable housing in the long run. Please support:

1) More money for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program -- in addition to the $10 million already allocated

2) Extending the month-to-month lease termination period from 15 to 30 days

3) Including $10 million in the County Budget for the County's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. 

Thank you,

[your name] 


Dear Mayor Gimenez,

I am deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing in our County, especially in light of how many workers have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. I worry that a wave of evictions will put even more people out on the streets.

Because you have authority over our County's Budget, please include $10 million for the County's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This was promised to us by the Board of County Commissioners years ago, but has yet to be included in your budget. We must have a functioning local Trust Fund to help meet our growing need for affordable housing. 

I also ask you to support the Board of County Commissioners in the creation of local policies that will help people stay in their homes and create more affordable housing in the long run. Please support:

1) More money for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program -- in addition to the $10 million already allocated

2) Extending the month-to-month lease termination period from 15 to 30 days

Thank you,

[your name]


Cc: info@miamipact.org 

Mayor Carlos Gimenez, mayor@miamidade.gov 

Commissioner Barbara Jordan, District 1: bjordan@miamidade.gov, district1@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2: district2@miamidade.gov

Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson, District 3: district3@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Sally Heyman, District 4: district4@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5; district5@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, District 6: district6@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Xavier Suarez, District 7: district7@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, District 8; district8@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Dennis Moss, District 9: DennisMoss@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Javier Suoto, District 10: district10@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Joe Martinez, District 11; district11@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, District 12; district12@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Esteban Bovo, District 13: district13@miamidade.gov