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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Notice of Public Input: Homestead Sports Complex

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The City of Homestead will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements to the Homestead Sports Complex.  The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss a $1,500,000 grant application for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Prog...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Parks & Rec Present Movies In the Park Series: The Santa Clause

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The ‘90s are back and so is the City of Homestead Park and Recreation Department’s Movie in the Park event series. The festivities kick off with Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause” and will continue with a diff...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Homestead Parks Master Plan Workshop Scheduled for December 1st

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The City of Homestead is inviting residents to attend the Park’s Master Plan community workshop on Thursday, December 1st at 5:30pm located at City Hall 3rd floor conference room.  Residents can also participate virtually through WebEx by followi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing December 2nd, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing

ATTENTION: This is to make you aware of the regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens. The sirens will be tested on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, at approximately 1 pm and will last about 20 minute...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, November 24th, 2022, and Friday, November 25th, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, November 28th, 2022. 
Trolley Service will al...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Holiday in Homestead at Losner Park

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WHAT: Holiday in Homestead 

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022 5pm-8pm

WHERE: Losner Park, 104 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

An unforgettable evening of snow, twinkling lights, and a special visit from Santa Claus await in Downtown Homeste...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Councilman Roth Awards Officer of the Month to Homestead PD Officer for Heroic Efforts

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Sound judgment, devotion to community, and teamwork are some of the attributes needed to be a great police officer and Homestead Police Department’s Claybourne Jones has them. At the October Special Council presentation, Councilman Larry Roth awarded Mr. ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

City of Homestead is Awarded Half a Million Dollar Grant for Breast Cancer Screenings

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October is breast cancer awareness month and it was the perfect opportunity for Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers to host a special breast cancer presentation. She hosted State Representative Kevin Chambliss as he presented the $500,000 grant by t...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Friday, November 11th, 2022 in observance of Veteran's Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, November 14th, 2022. 
Trolley Service will also not be operating on Veteran's Day, N...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Traffic Advisory for Race Weekend for October 22-23, 2022

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Traffic Advisory: It's Race weekend and Homestead Police wants to remind you to expect heavier than normal traffic as well as more pedestrians. Please use extra caution when driving on East Palm Drive, Speedway Boulevar...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Recognizes Homestead Elks Lodge 81st Anniversary

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At the September 2022 Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey presented a proclamation to the Homestead Elks Lodge #1078 to celebrate their 81st Anniversary. The Elks Lodge is an international organization that has chapters all ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Residents May be Contacted for a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

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The National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control is conducting a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. 
Nearly 800 people from all over Miami-Dade County will be contacted to participate in th...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Councilwoman Ávila Recognizes Local Law Enforcement for Participation in Local School Safety Efforts

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At the September Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica Ávila recognized local law enforcement for their extraordinary response to the recent threats made to local Homestead schools. The groups acted quickly and in unison to ensure the ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Downtown Homestead’s Renewed Losner Park to Open with an Epic Celebration

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WHAT: Losner Park Grand Opening 

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 4:00PM-9:00PM

WHERE: Losner Park, 104 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Downtown Homestead’s Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead,...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey’s Artist in the Spotlight Features Talented Artists from Art in the Park

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Arts and cultural activity is an essential dimension of communities and community building processes. It depends heavily on having an effective system of support and Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey wants to ensure that artists in the community are supported t...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

City of Homestead Approves Donation to Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts, Encourages Residents to Donate

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At the Wednesday, October 5th, 2022  Special Call meeting Mayor and Council approved for the City of Homestead to donate $10,000 towards Hurricane Ian relief efforts.

If residents would like to donate to those affected by Hurricane Ian, the City o...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing October 5-6, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing

ATTENTION: This is to make you aware of the regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens. The sirens will be tested on Wednesday, October 5th and 6th,  2022. Each siren will be tested indiv...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian Updates

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The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian. Below are the following closures and important updates:
• The offices of the City of Homestead will be open on Thursday 9/29
• HPS Sanitation will resume normal operations on Thu...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

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The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian. Below are the following closures and important updates:
•HPS Sanitation services will be suspended for Wednesday 9/28. Services will be provided on the next scheduled pickup.
• T...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian Updates

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The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian. Below are the following closures and important updates:

  • The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Wednesday 9/28.
  • HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal solid waste pickup s...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Homestead’s Halloween Spooktacular is Back!

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WHAT: Halloween Spook-Tacular

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2022 6PM – 9PM

WHERE: Harris Field Pavilion, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030

Tricks, treats, frights, and delights…all at Homestead’s ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Hurricane Ian Updates

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The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian. While Homestead is not currently in immediate danger, residents and local businesses are urged to check at-home disaster kits, review hurricane plans and remain alert to new information and inst...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

City of Homestead is Closely Monitoring Potential Tropical Depression Nine

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We are closely monitoring Tropical Depression Nine and the forecasted track. It is still too early to predict the extent and location of impact. We will continue to keep residents informed with updates as available. In the meantime, we encourage you to re...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Mayor Steven Losner Recognizes Local Homestead Wrestling Champion

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At the August Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Mayor Steven Losner recognized a local Homestead wrestling champion who got inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Kevin Pedersen, who was a wrestling champion in 1976, was inducted into the...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Homestead Police Department to Host National Night Out to Connect with the Community

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WHAT: National Night Out 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:00PM-9:00PM

WHERE: Harris Field Pavilion, 1034 NE 8th St, Homestead, FL 33030

The Homestead Police Department will join more than 16,000 communities across the cou...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey’s Artist in the Spotlight Looking for Local Artists

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Homestead’s Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey is looking for local artists to participate in the Artist in the Spotlight program.  Participating artists will be able to display their artwork in the Seminole Theatre lobby for a period of two m...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Awards Scholarship to Local Art Organizations

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At the July Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey awarded four local organizations a scholarship to help them advance and thrive in the community. The recipients were Prodigy Dance Studio, Build Your Own Legacy, Homestead High...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

City of Homestead to Present FY 2023 Budget with Increased Services and Decreased Millage Rate

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On September 6, 2022, the City of Homestead will present a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides increased services to residents along with a one percent reduction to the tax rate.  The reduction will result in tax relief to resident...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Mayor Steven D. Losner’s State of the City Address Demonstrates Why All Roads Lead to...Homestead

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Community leaders, elected officials from throughout South Florida, businesses owners, and residents gathered at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Champions Club for Mayor Steven D. Losner’s 2022 State of the City Address: Destination Homestead. &...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Labor Day

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The offices of City of Homestead and the Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed on Monday, September 5th, 2022 in honor of Labor Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. 
Trolley service will also not be operatin...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

City of Homestead to Conduct Routine Sewer Line Smoke Testing

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Starting Monday, September 12, 2022 the City of Homestead will conduct routine sewer line smoke testing. The testing is a routine preventative maintenance test to identify leaks, defects, and stormwater inflows in the sewer system to improve wastewater tr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing September 2nd 2022

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This is to make you aware of the regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens. The sirens will be tested on Friday, September 2nd, 2022, at approximately 1pm and will last about 20 minutes from star...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Homestead to Commemorate Hurricane Andrew with Virtual Reality Experience and Community Event

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WHAT: Hurricane Andrew 30th Anniversary Event

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2022 12PM-5PM

WHERE: Homestead Cybrarium, 80 West Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33030

"Before Andrew” and “After Andrew” is how many Homestead...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Public Meeting Notice: Parks & Rec Audubon Park Grant

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The City of Homestead will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements to Audubon Park. The meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 350 SE 6th Ave, Homestead...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Mayor Losner Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Homestead Resident

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At the June Special Council Presentation Mayor Steven Losner presented a proclamation to declare June 21st, 2022 as Lois Naomi Bryant Day in celebration of her reaching the milestone birthday of 100 years. Mrs. Bryant has been living in the City of Homest...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 23, 2022

Homestead CRA “Eats & Beats Food Truck Party” Returns

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WHAT: Eats and Beats Food Truck Party 

WHEN: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 5pm-10pm

WHERE: Old City Hall Parking Lot, 790 N. Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030 

The Eats & Beats Food Truck Party is back and here to stay!...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Homestead CRA Partners to Host Small Business Clinic

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The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has partnered with the Miami Bayside Foundation to host a Small Business Clinic. The program will begin on August 29th and will include a 30-hour, 4-week program. Participants will have the opportunity to...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Honors Outstanding Local Graduate for Dedication to Excellence

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At the June Special Council presentation, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers presented an award to a recent graduate from South Dade Senior High School, Miss Jonya Moore. She always dreamed of attending law school and becoming a lawyer. With that g...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Vice Mayor Guzman Recognizes Local Soccer League for Accomplishments

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At the June Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Vice Mayor Julio Guzman celebrated the local youth league Southern Homestead Soccer’s U-15 team for their accomplishments in recent tournaments. The teams and their coaches spent countless hours...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Councilman Roth Honors Deputy Clerk Julissa Chavez Mata for Achieving Highest Certification

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Professionalism, records management, and elections are some of the tasks that municipal clerks must excel in when they hold the esteemed position of Master Municipal Clerk, and Homestead’s Deputy Clerk Julissa Chavez Mata is the latest addition ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Vice Mayor Guzman Honors Contributions of Military Appreciation Day Organizers

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The history of Homestead and the history of our nation’s military are closely intertwined - so much so that the annual Military Appreciation Day event was created to strengthen the bond between Homestead’s military and civilian familie...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Native trees planted at Losner Park through the Urban and Community Forestry Grant

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Homestead, FL (July 15,2022) – The City of Homestead has completed the development of a natural park within the City’s densely populated downtown area. The natural park development was completed with assistance from the Urban and Community Forest...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Homestead CRA Presents Lunch & Learn for Small Businesses with Miami Bayside Foundation

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WHAT: Lunch & Learn for Small Businesses 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 12pm – 1:30pm

WHERE: Showbiz Cinemas, 100 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL, 33030 

The City of Homestead’s Community Redevelopment...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

HPS Online Bill Pay Portal Down for Maintenance

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Starting on July 5th at 5pm through July 6th at 8am, the online portal for HPS online bill pay will be down for maintenance. If you wish to make a payment online please do so before 5pm on July 5th or after 8am on July 6th. 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

The Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Due to 4th of July Holiday

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Monday July 4th, 2022

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2022 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022. 
The solid waste drop site will also not be operating on Monday, J...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Recognizes Local Principals and Teachers of the Year

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May first is National School Principal’s Day, that’s why during the May Special Council presentation, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers presented the South Region 2023 Rookie Teachers and Teachers of the year nominees, as well ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Get Ready for Homestead’s Annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash

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WHAT: Race to the 4th! Independence Day Celebration

WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2022 6PM – 10PM

WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. Homestead, FL 33035

What do you get when you mix kids’ act...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Recognizes local Homestead Students for their Triumph at Disney’s Magic Bake Off

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At the Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey recognized Homestead students Aaron and Michael Berry for winning Disney’s Magic Bake off with certificates of recognition. This televised competition consists of three te...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Councilwoman Ávila Recognizes Local Homestead Girl Scout

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“Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything” 

  • Lisa Ling, Journalist, and former Girl Scout 

At the May Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila recognized a local Homestead...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey’s Artist in the Spotlight Features Students from Advanced Achievers Academy

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Teaching arts at a young age has been proven to help not only in building academic skills and boosting academic performance, but also helps engage and empower young people. This was the inspiration behind Councilwoman Bailey’s selection of the student art...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

The Mayor’s Youth Council is Looking for Future Leaders to Join the Program

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Dynamic, outgoing, changemakers… those are all words that describe the Mayor’s Youth Council and they are currently open for enrollment. The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council led by Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers cu...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Potential Tropical Cyclone One Updates

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The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone One and encourages all Homestead residents to check their hurricane plans. It is too early to know the exact impacts for South Florida, but tropical storm warnings and flood watch ar...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Memorial Day Closures

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, May 30th, 2022, in honor of Memorial Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  Trolley Service will also not be operating on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022, a...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

City of Homestead Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

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The City of Homestead is embarking on a comprehensive Parks Master Plan process and gathering valuable input from the public with three community meetings in June.  Each meeting will be a chance for residents to express their wants and needs for ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Homestead’s 9th Annual Military Appreciation Day is a Huge Success

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What do you get when you mix military displays, live music, and a k-9 show? The City of Homestead’s 9th Annual Military Appreciation Day! Harris Field was transformed as a hub for all things armed forces as military and civilians came together for a day o...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Presents Proclamation to Declare April 2022 as Fair Housing Month

Councilwoman Bailey presenting Fair housing proclamation

At the April Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey presented a proclamation to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act and declare April 2022 as Fair Housing Month. This act established a national...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Recognizes Homestead Senior High Band for Excellence at Statewide Competition

Councilwoman Bailey Presenting Award to Students

At the  Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey recognized the Homestead Senior High School Band for displaying extraordinary excellence at statewide competition. They attended the Florida Bandmasters Association Solo &...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing May 10-12, 2022

Turkey Point Siren Testing

On May 10-12, 2022, FPL will be conducting siren maintenance between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.  Maintenance will consist of a visual inspection of each siren, then a verbal announcement that “This is a test,” followed by a 20 sec A...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

The City of Homestead Announces Citywide Cleanup Day in April as part of Keep Homestead Beautiful

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What: Keep Homestead Beautiful Cleanup

When: Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 9:00am 

Where: Homestead Police Headquarters, 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

 

In an effort to increase community pride and beautify its neighborhoods, the City...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Mayor Losner Celebrates the Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America Troup 418

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Be Prepared. For Life. That is the motto of the Boys Scouts of America and Troop 418 was prepared and fully dressed in their uniforms to receive recognition at the March Special Council Presentation Ceremony. Mayor Steven D. Losner presented a proclamatio...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey’s Honors the Life and Legacy of Local Homestead Educator

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At the March Special Council Presentation, Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey honored the life and legacy of Homestead resident Mr. Everett E. Sewer. Mr. Sewer was an educator at the West Homestead K-8 Center for over 30 years. He led the 5,000 Role Models mento...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Recognizes Local Alumnae Organizations

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At the March Special Council presentation, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers presented a proclamation to two organizations that have positively impacted the Homestead community in honor of Women’s History Month. The two groups recognized were the ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Councilwoman Avila Recognizes Local Homestead Student for Invention

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At the March Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila recognized a local Homestead student who won first place for her invention of a solar panel service station. This innovative idea was created by student, Anaias Burrowes, for ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Councilman Fletcher Recognizes Local Youth Sport Teams for Achievements

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At the February Special Council presentation, the room was buzzing as the teams from the South Dade Blue Jays stepped up to the dais to receive Certificates of Recognition presented by Councilman Sean Fletcher. The teams 12U, 13U, and 9U were recognized f...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Meet & Greet with M-DCPS Superintendent Dotres

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WHAT: Meet & Greet with M-DCPS Superintendent Dotres

WHEN: Thursday, March 31st at 11am

WHERE: Seminole Theatre 18 N. Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

The City of Homestead, Florida City, the South Dade Chamber of Commerce, and the School Board Member Luis...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

City of Homestead’s Easter Egg Hunt Event Returns

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WHAT: Homestead Annual Easter Egg Hunt

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2022 6:00PM-8:30PM ¦ Egg Hunt 7:00PM

WHERE: Harris Field Park 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030

Flowers are blooming, and spring has sprung in Homestead as preparations begin for th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Volunteers Make an Impact at Keep Homestead Beautiful Cleanup

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A few weeks ago, the City of Homestead’s Code Compliance Division and Community Policing Unit organized a massive community cleanup as part of the ongoing “Keep Homestead Beautiful” initiative. Dozens of volunteers took the s...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Vice Mayor Guzman Presents Proclamation to Homestead Advocate, Kerry Black

Vice Mayor Julio Guzman Presenting Kerry Black Proclamation

At the February Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Vice Mayor Julio Guzman presented a proclamation to an outstanding individual, who has been an important fixture in the Homestead Community, Kerry Black. Ahead of her retirement, the proclamation decl...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Councilwoman Ávila Recognizes Local Youth Sport Teams for Achievements

Councilwoman Avila Presenting Award to Youth League

As the famous saying goes, “success doesn’t come to you, you have to work for it.” And Councilwoman Erica Ávila recognized the hard work that several Homestead youth sports teams dedicated in order to succeed. The teams recognized, at the February Special...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Parks & Rec Present Movies In the Park Series: ENCANTO

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WHAT: Movies in the Park: Encanto 

WHEN: Friday, March 11th 2022, 6:30pm

WHERE: J.D. Redd Park - 550 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030

The City of Homestead’s Parks and Recreation Department is closing out the inaugural season...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps are Changing

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the process of updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). In an effort to facilitate public information and understanding the City of Homestead is alerting residents on the importance of these maps and how...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Parks & Rec Present Movies In the Park Series: CARS

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WHAT: Movies in the Park: Cars

WHEN: Friday, February 25th 2022, 6:30pm

WHERE: Homestead Sports Complex 1601 SE 28th Ave. Homestead, FL 33035

The City of Homestead’s Parks and Recreation Department presents a new event series Movie...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Mayor Losner Recognizes Local Volleyball League for Accomplishments

Mayor Losner Presenting Award to Volleyball Team

At the February Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Mayor Steven D. Losner celebrated the local youth league Lumade Volleyball Club for their accomplishments at the Florida Invitational Showcase in Ft. Lauderdale. The teams and their coaches spent coun...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of President's Day

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 21st, 2022 in honor of Presidents Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022.

-Solid Waste Drop off will be closed Monday, February 21st, 2022 and will re...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Public Meeting Notice: Parks & Rec Recreational Trails Program Grant

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The City of Homestead will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the Parks & Recreation office located at 350 SE 6th Ave, Homestead FL 33030. The meeting will discuss capital improvements for the Bi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: City of Homestead Movies In the Park Series: Wall-E

Movies in the Park Wall-E Event Flyer

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to weather.

WHAT: Movies in the Park: Wall-E

WHEN: Friday, February 11th 2022, 6:30pm

WHERE: James Archer Smith Park- 300 NW 12 St. Homestead, FL 33030

The City of Homestead’s Parks and Recrea...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Connect with Nature at the Homestead Eco Fair & Farmer’s Market!

Eco Fair 2022 Event Flyer

WHAT: Homestead Eco Fair & Farmer’s Market

WHEN: Saturday, February 19th, 2022 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Homestead City Hall Plaza- 100 NE Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030

After a brief one-year hiatus the Homestead Eco Fair is ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey’s Artist in the Spotlight Kicks Off for 2022

Artists standing with artwork for Artist in the Spotlight January

Life in South Florida offers unique subject matter for artistic pursuits, like the endless sunshine, beautiful beaches, and charismatic wildlife. This was the inspiration for Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey’s selection of Homestead Center for the Arts as h...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Day Graphic

The office of the City of Homestead will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022. 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Homestead Public Services Reminds Customers of Solid Waste Schedule Changes

Man with HPS truck

All Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation customers now have a new zone and new pickup schedule.  Regular garbage pick-up days remain the same, but bulk waste and recycling pick-up days have changed to an alternating biweekly schedule.&n...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Parks & Rec Present Movies In the Park Series

Movies in the park event flyer

The City of Homestead’s Parks and Recreation Department present a new event series Movies in the Park. Each month a different movie and a City of Homestead park will be selected to showcase an outdoor film. The next installment in the Movies in ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City of Homestead Partners to Host Job Fair in January

Job Fair Flyer Graphic

The City of Homestead has partnered with local employers to host a Job Fair Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10am to 3pm at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have the chance to m...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

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The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business from 305-339-2141 and threatens to cut the electricity and ask...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of the New Year!

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Friday, December 31st, 2021 in observance of New Year.  Offices will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, January 3rd, 2021.

There will be no Trolley Service on January 1st, 2022 and wil...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

City Offices Closed in Observance of the Christmas Holiday

City Hall Building Holiday

-Offices of the City of Homestead in observance of the Christmas Holiday will be closed Thursday December 23th and Friday December 24th, 2021

-The Trolley Service will not be operating on December 25th, 2021 

-Solid Waste Drop off will be closed De...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Face Masks Required at City of Homestead Facilities

Woman Wearing Mask

In accordance with the latest guidance from Miami-Dade County and the observed increase in new Coronavirus cases masks are now mandatory at all City of Homestead facilities, including City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Redevelopment Agen...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Homestead’s Award-Winning National Parks Trolley Returns!

National Parks Trolley 2022 Season Graphic

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service returns Sunday, January 2, 2022 offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks every weekend through April 3, 2022.  The Tr...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Visit to Your National Parks!

Holiday Trolley Graphic

The Holiday Season is all about spending time with family and loved ones. What a better way to spend this special time than to visit your National Parks? The Homestead National Parks Trolley can get you there and show you many more beautiful sights along ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

CDBG Block Grant Program Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Available

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Notice of Availability of the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) FY 2020-2021

On Friday, December 10, 2021 the 2020-2021 CAPER will be available for review at the City Fin...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Construction Begins on the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Trail

Biscayne Everglades Greenway Trail Phase 1 Map

Construction has officially begun on the highly anticipated Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Trail. The bicycle and pedestrian trail is the first of its kind to connect two national parks. From families to the experienced, riders and pedestrians will be able ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Homestead Public Services Advises Customers of Upcoming Solid Waste Schedule Changes

Man with HPS truck

Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, all Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation customers will have a new zone and new pickup schedule.  Regular garbage pick-up days will remain the same, but bulk waste and recycling pick-up days will change to...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

A New Event, Homestead Live, Brings a Taste of Arts & Culture to South Dade During Art Basel Weekend

Homestead Live Flyer

WHAT: Homestead Live Arts & Culture Festival 

WHEN: Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4, 2021

WHERE: Homestead Live, 213 SW 3rd Court, Homestead, FL 33030

 

For the first time ever, Art Basel is...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Mayor Steven D. Losner Declares November to be Adoption Month in Homestead

Mayor Losner Presenting November Adoption Month Proclamation

At the November Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Mayor Steven D. Losner presented the proclamation to officially declare the month of November as National Adoption Month in Homestead. Shamele Jenkins, the executive director of Miami- Dade County Fos...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 25, 2021

HPS Energy Receives Florida Municipal Electric Association "Building Strong Communities" Award

HPS Helps Let your Lights Shine Graphic

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received statewide recognition at the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) Energy Connections Conference for the City of Homestead's "See Something, Say Something" campaign.  They...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Graphic

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, November 25th through Friday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, November 29th, 2021. 

Trolley Service will also not be oper...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Krome Avenue Truck Bypass in Effect

Truck Bypass Flyer

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has completed the Krome Avenue Truck Bypass and use of the bypass route is being enforced by local law enforcement.  The much-anticipated Truck Bypass will remove heavy truck traffic from Homestead&...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

City of Homestead Swears In Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilmembers

City Council Picture

On the evening of November 5th, Homestead welcomed Mayor Steven D. Losner, Vice Mayor Julio Guzman, Councilwoman Erica G. Àvila, and Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey for new terms on the dais.

Mayor Steven D. Losner was sworn in by Judge Jose E. M...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

City Offices Closed for Veteran's Day Observance

Happy Veteran's Day 11.11.2021

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, November 11th, 2021 in honor of Veteran's Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Friday, November 12th, 2021. Trolley Service will not be operating on Veteran's Day, ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Face Masks Recommended at City of Homestead Facilities

Face masks

In accordance with the latest guidance from Miami-Dade County and the observed decrease in new Coronavirus cases masks are no longer mandatory but are still highly recommended at all City of Homestead facilities, including City Hall, Police Headquarters, ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

2021 City General and Special Election Results

Election Results

The results of the November 2021 Homestead General and Special Election will be available at www.cityofhomestead.com/electionresults.  Please note that all results are unofficial until certified by the Canvassing Board.

Election Results

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Inside Homestead October 2021

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead!  On this episode, we have updates on the City Budget, fresh produce in Downtown Homestead, and trick-or-treat.  Watch now to find out more.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

2021 Homestead Primary Election Results

Election Results

The results of the October 2021 Homestead Primary Election will be available at www.cityofhomestead.com/electionresults.  Please note that all results are unofficial until certified by the Canvassing Board.

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Election Results City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

City of Homestead to Host Vendor Outreach Event

Vendor Outreach Fair Flyer 2021

The City of Homestead is continuing its commitment to support local businesses by hosting a Vendor Outreach Fair on Friday, October 15, 2021 10am – 12pm at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030. &...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Homestead’s Halloween “Scare-o-Van” Drive-Thru Event

Scare-O-Van Flyer 2021

Homestead’s annual Halloween celebration is back with terrifying twist this year.  The Halloween “Scare-o-Van” Drive-Thru event will take place Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 5:30pm until 8:30 pm at Harris Field Pav...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

City of Homestead Launches “Keep Homestead Beautiful” Conservation & Beautification Initiative

Keep Homestead Beautiful Flyer

The City of Homestead launched its “Keep Homestead Beautiful” conservation and beautification initiative that encourages residents and visitors to take care of the community by picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, recycling, and choos...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Our annual tribute to City Staff is always dedicated to the public servants who go above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out to serve the residents of the City of Homestead.  This year, we hold in our hearts and honor three of those wh...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Small Business Matchmaker

Small Business Matchmaker Logo

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) wants to help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow their dreams and find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10am until 5pm at the Phicho...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

New Farmer’s Market Coming to Downtown Homestead

Downtown Homestead Farmers Market Flyer

Homestead is known for its agricultural heritage, so it’s only fitting that a new Farmer’s Market will be coming to Downtown Homestead this fall.  The Downtown Farmer’s Market will take place at the City Hall Plaza, ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

HPS Sanitation Advises Customers of Nationwide Supercan Shortage

HPS Sanitation Reminder

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation, much like other waste collection utilities across the country, is currently dealing with a nationwide shortage of rolling plastic waste containers, commonly known as Supercans.  This nationwide shortage...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Demolition Training at Homestead Air Reserve Base September 8, 2021

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Reserve Base will be conducting demolition training operations from 9am until 1pm on September 8, 2021.  During this time frame there will be 10 detonations that may be heard or felt nearby.  For additional information,...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Labor Day City Closures

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead and the Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The City of Homestead Trolley will not operate o...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Rebuild Florida Public Notice - City of Homestead Facilities Flood Protection

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Rebuild Florida Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Homestead is offering citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed grant application for the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program’s competitive solicitation issued by th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Rebuild Florida Public Notice - City of Homestead Communications Infrastructure

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Rebuild Florida Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Homestead is offering citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed grant application for the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program’s competitive solicitation is...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Rebuild Florida Public Notice - City of Homestead Southwest Neighborhood

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Rebuild Florida Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Homestead is offering citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed grant application for the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program’s competitive solicitation is...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Rebuild Florida Public Notice - City of Homestead Facilities Hardening

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Rebuild Florida Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Homestead is offering citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed grant application for the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program’s competitive solicitation issued by th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Councilwoman Ávila Honors Youth Sports Players & Coaches

Councilwoman Avila hugs woman receiving award

At the August Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila honored local youth athletic teams, coaches, and players for their time and dedication this summer.

“I want to thank all of our community organizations, c...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Events in Downtown Homestead Gain Traction

Happy woman who got vaccinated

Friday night plans in Downtown Homestead have been going outside the typical dinner and a movie thanks to pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination events hosted at Homestead City Hall Plaza on Friday evenings.  Each Friday since July 30th, the City of Homeste...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Inside Homestead August 2021

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we have updates on the library of the future, homebuyer assistance, and finding the perfect match for your business.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Homestead Public Services Begins Storm Hardening Project

HPS trucks switching out poles

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy recently began work on an ambitious infrastructure hardening project that will improve resiliency and decrease recovery time after storm events.   The project calls for replacing 1,560 wooden poles with conc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Face Masks Mandatory at City of Homestead Facilities

Face masks

In accordance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Miami-Dade County guidance, the use of a face mask is mandatory at all City of Homestead facilities, including the City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Rede...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Vaccination Pop-Up Event in Downtown Homestead July 30, 2021

Girl gets vaccinated

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination event at Homestead City Hall Plaza, located at 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030, in the heart of Downtown Homestead. &a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Register for Vice Mayor Fairclough-Staggers’ “Best Foot Forward” Back to School Shoe Shopping Event

Child puts on red shoes

UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming response, registration has been suspended.

Dozens of local children will step into the first day of school with confidence thanks to Vice Mayor Patricia D. Fairclough-Staggers’ “Best Foot Forward&rdquo...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Public Notice: FY 2021 CDBG Allocation & Action Plan, Fair Housing, and Community Development Needs

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FY 2021 CDBG ALLOCATION AND ACTION PLAN, FAIR HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF THE CITY 

2021 CDBG ALLOCATION

The City of Homestead has been awarded $769,583 in Community ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Inside Homestead July 2021

Inside Homestead

Catch up with us in this episode of Inside Homestead.  We've got updates on parks, events, and help for your utility bill!

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

City of Homestead Partners to Host Job Fair in July

July 2021 job fair flyer

The City of Homestead has partnered with local employers to host a Job Fair Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 10am to 3pm at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have the chance to meet...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Book Mountain Now Open at Homestead Cybrarium

Visitors enjoy Book Mountain

A world of imagination can live inside the pages of the book and take you across the universe.  That’s the inspiration behind Book Mountain, the latest stunning feature at the Homestead Cybrarium.  The Book Mountain interactive...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Thousands Celebrated Independence Day Safely with the City of Homestead

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Thousands of families flocked to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the City of Homestead’s Drive-In 4th of July Celebration, where they tailgated and picnicked while awaiting the fireworks display. Thanks to a partnership between the City and Flo...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Inside Homestead Interviews Mayor Steven D. Losner

Inside Homestead

Mayor Steven D. Losner sat down with Inside Homestead to discuss the City's recovery after COVID-19, his vision for Homestead's future, and advice for the next generation of leaders.

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

City of Homestead Monitoring Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Updates

The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Elsa and encourages all Homestead residents to check their storm plans.  While the forecast is still uncertain at this time, the storm is forecast to be near Florida by Monday or Tuesday and...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Homestead Shines for Surfside, Florida

Homestead Shines Web News

The City of Homestead invites all of its residents to step outside and shine a light at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th to send our thoughts and prayers to Surfside….those we have lost, those we continue to search for, their families and friends, the r...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Homestead

4th of July Drive-In Flyer

The City of Homestead’s annual Independence Day Bash will look a little different this year, but the excitement and spectacle will be just the same.  The Homestead-Miami Speedway, located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. Homestead, FL 3...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Solid Waste Drop Site to be Closed for Independence Day Observance

HPS Sanitation Reminder

The Homestead Public Services (HPS) Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed on Sunday, July 4, 2021 and Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.  The site will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

City Offices Closed for Independence Day Observance

2017 Race to the 4th Fireworks

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Opens First Time Homebuyer Program

HCRA 1st Time Homebuyer Program

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) First Time Homebuyer Program is now open.  Eligible first-time buyers can receive down payment and/or closing cost assistance of up to $10,000 and current residents of the Community Redevelopmen...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Terre Rybovich

Terre Rybovich

Abandoning any planning process might not sound like a good idea, but that’s exactly what Homestead Councilman Stephen Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight, Terre Rybovich, says allows her to draw stunning images she could never have imagined.  

Rybo...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Inside Homestead June 2021

Inside Homestead

In this episode of Inside Homestead we're talking about the 4th of July, employment opportunities, and hurricane preparation.  Watch now to find out more!

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Memorial Day Closures

Memorial Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in honor of Memorial Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.  Trolley Service will also not be operating on Memorial Day, May 31st, 2021, an...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

City of Homestead Partners to Host Job Fair in June

June 2021 job fair flyer

The City of Homestead has partnered with local employers to host a Job Fair Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10am to 3pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have the chance to meet with l...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of Homestead Announces New Vaccination Event at Roby George Park

Happy woman who got vaccinated

The City of Homestead, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will begin offering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines at Roby George Park, located at 201 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  The first vacci...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Roby George Park Pool to be Closed for Filter Upgrades

Roby George Park Pool

The Roby George Park Pool, located at 201 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030, will be closed beginning Thursday, May 27, 2021 until further notice for filtration system upgrades. The pool is expected to reopen within the next several weeks after improvem...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Public Comment Period & Meeting to Discuss Amendment to the 2014-15 CDBG Block Grant Program

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CITY OF HOMESTEAD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE AMENDMENT TO THE 2014-2015 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM

The City of Homestead is proposing to amend its 2014-2015 CDBG ACTION PLAN to allocate $90,422 in...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila

Inside Homestead

Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila sat down with Inside Homestead for the first to discuss her passion for public service, priorities for the future, and recovery from COVID-19.  Watch now to find out more!

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City of Homestead Partners to Host Job Fair

May 2021 Job Fair Flyer

The City of Homestead has partnered with local employers, educators, and agencies to host a Job Fair Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10am to 3pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have t...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City of Homestead Announces New Vaccination Events at Harris Field

Person Recieving Vaccine

The City of Homestead, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will be offering second-dose Pfizer vaccination events at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030.  The events ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Inside Homestead May 2021

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Today we have updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, the Trolley to the National Parks, and the world’s first Cybrarium.  Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey

Inside Homestead

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey sat down with Inside Homestead to discuss COVID-19, plans for the future, and arts in Homestead.  Watch now to find out more!

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

City of Homestead Vaccination Updates: Additional Events Announced

Person Recieving Vaccine

The City of Homestead, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will be offering an additional walk-up vaccination event for Florida residents 18 years of age and older on Sunday, May 9, 2021 10am – 6pm at J.D. Redd Pa...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

City of Homestead Announces Pop-Up Vaccination Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Vial

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer two walk-up vaccination events for Florida residents 18 years of age and older.   The first event will take place Friday, May 7, 2021 10...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Additional City of Homestead Facilities to Reopen with COVID-19 Protocols

City Hall Image for Closures

As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Servic...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Homestead CRA to Host Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar

Woman in mask opens restaurant door

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency will host a free Webinar with special guest Althea Harris of the U.S Small Business Administration presenting the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The RRF program provides emer...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

New Extended Hours at the Homestead Sports Complex Vaccination Site

Vaccinated person gives thumbs up

Beginning Tuesday, April 27, 2021 the Miami-Dade County COVID-19 vaccination site at the Homestead Sports Complex, 1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030, will be open 8am until 8pm daily and offer walk-up availability.    No appointme...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-Up Site 04/22-24/2021

Person Recieving Vaccine

Additional dates will now be offered for the City of Homestead and Florida Department of Emergency Management walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Bl...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

CRB Community Cleanup Announced

CRB Spring Community Cleanup Flyer 2021

The City of Homestead and Florida City Community Relations Board is hosting a Community Cleanup Day Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9am.  Meetup location is the Audubon Clubhouse in the Villages of Homestead, located at 1851 S. Canal Drive, Homestead...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-Up Site 04/19/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Hom...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Announces Spring Essay Contest

CRB Spring Essay Contest Flyer 2021

The Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Fall Essay Contest is now open. Students in elementary, middle, and high school are invited to enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card. Essays must be 500 words and based on the prompt “Wha...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

City of Homestead Reminds Residents of Fair Housing Month in April

Fair Housing Month Flyer 2021

The City of Homestead is reminding residents that Fair Housing Month is April.   This month’s outreach aims to bring awareness to Fair Housing practices and recommit to the Fair Housing Act’s inspiring goal: eliminate housing ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Experience Everglades National Park After Dark on the Homestead National Parks Trolley

Everglades at Night

Night is just as busy as day in the Everglades!  The City of Homestead, known as the “Gateway to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks,” invites residents and visitors to a special “Dark Sky” service of the Homestead National Parks Trolley on ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Vial

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, 2021 all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.  In addit...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

World’s First Cybrarium Now Open in Homestead

Cybrarium Ribbon Cutting

Virtual reality, 3D printing, children’s theater, and a brand new collection of library books – these are just some of the exciting offerings at the world’s first Cybrarium now open at 80 West Mowry Drive, Homestead, Florida ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

City of Homestead Easter Drive-Thru Event

Easter 2021 Web Flyer

The City of Homestead’s Annual Easter Event is back Saturday, March 27, 2021, but instead of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, Homestead Parks & Recreation has teamed up with the Easter Bunny to provide a special drive-thru event at J.D. Redd Park, 550...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Homestead Sports Complex

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City has worked in partnership with Miami-Dade County to locate a vaccination site at the Homestead Sport Complex (1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33035). This site requires an appointment, which can be made at www.miamidade.gov/vaccine. As of Tues...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

World’s First Cybrarium to Open in Homestead

Cybrarium Exterior Evening

Virtual reality, 3D printing, children’s theater, and a brand new collection of library books – these are just some of the exciting offerings at the world’s first Cybrarium opening in Homestead, Florida on Thursday, March 18,...

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Get Your Library Card... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

New City of Homestead COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Recovery Grants

Small Business Owner Stocks Shelves

Applications for the City of Homestead’s Small Business Emergency Recovery Grant are now open.  The grant program, funded through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), is designed to help businesses that have been impacted by the C...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK 2018 Events

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County opens a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for seniors ages 65 and older by appointment only.

The appointments will be available today starting at 4 pm Friday, January 8 through a schedulin...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City to Host Hot Breakfast Distribution and Livestream Celebration in Honor of MLK Legacy

MLK Breakfast 2021 News Graphic

Every year the Homestead and Florida City communities come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free community breakfast.   This year, the event will look a little different.  Instead of the traditi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

HPS Sanitation Customers to Receive Additional Pickups Week of December 28, 2020

HPS Sanitation Staff Member

HPS Sanitation Customers will be receiving additional pickups this week as sanitation crews catch up on the adjusted holiday schedule.  We appreciate your patience as these hard-working front line employees continue to serve you every day. &n...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Homestead Finance Department Receives Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Calculator and Reports

For the 17th consecutive year, the City of Homestead’s Finance Department received international attention for its excellence in advancing government transparency and financial reporting.  The City’s Comprehensive Annual Finan...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

HPS Customer Service Encourages Customers to Enroll in E-Check Auto Pay and Save

Convenience Fee Notification Graphic

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service is encouraging customers to enroll in E-Check Auto Pay to streamline their bill pay experience and save money on convenience fees.  Beginning January 1, 2021, HPS customers will be charged a $3.85 ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Homestead’s Award-Winning National Parks Trolley Returns

National Parks Trolley 2020 Web News

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service returns Saturday, January 2, 2021 offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks every weekend through April 4, 2021.  The Trolley hu...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

2021 Solid Waste Schedule Now Available

HPS Sanitation Reminder

We have GOOD NEWS for you! The increased level of service that was provided by the City of Homestead, increasing the collection of recyclables and bulky waste from twice a month to once a week, at no additional cost will continue in 2021. Your re...

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Solid Waste Schedule.... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Visit to Your National Parks!

Holiday Trolley 2020 Web News

Enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather, explore nature, encounter wildlife, and spend time with family this Holiday Season on the Homestead National Parks Trolley.  The City of Homestead is offering a special Holiday Service of the Trolley eve...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

HPS Energy Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts

HPS Mutual Aid Commendation Web News

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support to restore electric power to the community of Lafayette, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Delta earlier this year.

A crew of ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Eta City Services Updates

City Logo Blue Background

In light of the anticipated impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City Parks closed and Trolley Service was suspended effective 12pm Sunday, November, 8, 2020.  The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020.  Resi...

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City of Homestead News

News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2022

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Colleague Helping Research Grant

Attention Developers: The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking a development partner for a mixed-use, mixed-income transit oriented development. Developers are invited to the Homestead CRA Industry Day event on Thursday, Decem...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Homestead CRA Office Closed Due to Roof Construction

CRA Closed Graphic

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency office building located at 212 NW 1st Ave, Homestead, FL 33030 will be closed due to roof construction until further notice. They can be contacted via phone at 305-224-4480 or by email at mfigueroa@cityofhomest...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

CANCELLED: Homestead CRA “Eats & Beats Food Truck Party” Returns

Eats and beats cancelled

Due to the inclement weather expected to hit Homestead over the weekend the Eats and Beats Food Truck Party has been cancelled. Do not worry as the event is set to return on Saturday August 6th! Stay tuned for more details to come. 

WHAT: Eats and...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Homestead CRA Presents New Event “Eats & Beats Food Truck Party”

Eats and Beats Event Graphic

WHAT: Eats and Beats Food Truck Party 

WHEN: Saturday, May 7th, 2022 5pm-10pm

WHERE: Old City Hall Parking Lot, 790 N. Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030 

Delicious food, live music, and good company – that&...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Inside Homestead October 2021

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead!  On this episode, we have updates on the City Budget, fresh produce in Downtown Homestead, and trick-or-treat.  Watch now to find out more.

Watch Now... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

City of Homestead Launches “Keep Homestead Beautiful” Conservation & Beautification Initiative

Keep Homestead Beautiful Flyer

The City of Homestead launched its “Keep Homestead Beautiful” conservation and beautification initiative that encourages residents and visitors to take care of the community by picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, recycling, and choos...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Our annual tribute to City Staff is always dedicated to the public servants who go above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out to serve the residents of the City of Homestead.  This year, we hold in our hearts and honor three of those wh...

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Watch Now... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Small Business Matchmaker

Small Business Matchmaker Logo

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) wants to help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow their dreams and find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10am until 5pm at the Phicho...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

New Farmer’s Market Coming to Downtown Homestead

Downtown Homestead Farmers Market Flyer

Homestead is known for its agricultural heritage, so it’s only fitting that a new Farmer’s Market will be coming to Downtown Homestead this fall.  The Downtown Farmer’s Market will take place at the City Hall Plaza, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Labor Day City Closures

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead and the Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The City of Homestead Trolley will not operate o...
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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Events in Downtown Homestead Gain Traction

Happy woman who got vaccinated

Friday night plans in Downtown Homestead have been going outside the typical dinner and a movie thanks to pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination events hosted at Homestead City Hall Plaza on Friday evenings.  Each Friday since July 30th, the City of Homeste...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Inside Homestead August 2021

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we have updates on the library of the future, homebuyer assistance, and finding the perfect match for your business.

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Watch Now... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Homestead Public Services Begins Storm Hardening Project

HPS trucks switching out poles

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy recently began work on an ambitious infrastructure hardening project that will improve resiliency and decrease recovery time after storm events.   The project calls for replacing 1,560 wooden poles with conc...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Face Masks Mandatory at City of Homestead Facilities

Face masks

In accordance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Miami-Dade County guidance, the use of a face mask is mandatory at all City of Homestead facilities, including the City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Rede...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Vaccination Pop-Up Event in Downtown Homestead July 30, 2021

Girl gets vaccinated

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination event at Homestead City Hall Plaza, located at 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030, in the heart of Downtown Homestead. &a...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Inside Homestead July 2021

Inside Homestead

Catch up with us in this episode of Inside Homestead.  We've got updates on parks, events, and help for your utility bill!

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Watch Now... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Book Mountain Now Open at Homestead Cybrarium

Visitors enjoy Book Mountain

A world of imagination can live inside the pages of the book and take you across the universe.  That’s the inspiration behind Book Mountain, the latest stunning feature at the Homestead Cybrarium.  The Book Mountain interactive sculpture...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

City of Homestead Monitoring Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Updates

The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Elsa and encourages all Homestead residents to check their storm plans.  While the forecast is still uncertain at this time, the storm is forecast to be near Florida by Monday or Tuesday and...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Homestead Shines for Surfside, Florida

Homestead Shines Web News

The City of Homestead invites all of its residents to step outside and shine a light at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th to send our thoughts and prayers to Surfside….those we have lost, those we continue to search for, their families and friends, the rescue worke...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

City Offices Closed for Independence Day Observance

2017 Race to the 4th Fireworks

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  
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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

City of Homestead Partners to Host Job Fair

May 2021 Job Fair Flyer

The City of Homestead has partnered with local employers, educators, and agencies to host a Job Fair Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10am to 3pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have t...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Inside Homestead May 2021

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Today we have updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, the Trolley to the National Parks, and the world’s first Cybrarium.  Inside Homestead starts right now…

Watch Now... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Additional City of Homestead Facilities to Reopen with COVID-19 Protocols

City Hall Image for Closures

As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Servic...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Homestead CRA to Host Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar

Woman in mask opens restaurant door

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency will host a free Webinar with special guest Althea Harris of the U.S Small Business Administration presenting the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The RRF program provides emer...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Experience Everglades National Park After Dark on the Homestead National Parks Trolley

Everglades at Night

Night is just as busy as day in the Everglades!  The City of Homestead, known as the “Gateway to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks,” invites residents and visitors to a special “Dark Sky” service of the Homestead National Parks Trolley on ...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Vial

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, 2021 all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.  In addit...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

World’s First Cybrarium Now Open in Homestead

Cybrarium Ribbon Cutting

Virtual reality, 3D printing, children’s theater, and a brand new collection of library books – these are just some of the exciting offerings at the world’s first Cybrarium now open at 80 West Mowry Drive, Homestead, Florida 33030.  The Cybrarium...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Homestead Sports Complex

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City has worked in partnership with Miami-Dade County to locate a vaccination site at the Homestead Sport Complex (1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33035). This site requires an appointment, which can be made at www.miamidade.gov/vaccine. As of Tues...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

World’s First Cybrarium to Open in Homestead

Cybrarium Exterior Evening

Virtual reality, 3D printing, children’s theater, and a brand new collection of library books – these are just some of the exciting offerings at the world’s first Cybrarium opening in Homestead, Florida on Thursday, March 18, 2021.  The Cybrarium...

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Get Your Library Card... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

New City of Homestead COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Recovery Grants

Small Business Owner Stocks Shelves

Applications for the City of Homestead’s Small Business Emergency Recovery Grant are now open.  The grant program, funded through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), is designed to help businesses that have been impacted by the C...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK 2018 Events

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Visit to Your National Parks!

Holiday Trolley 2020 Web News

Enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather, explore nature, encounter wildlife, and spend time with family this Holiday Season on the Homestead National Parks Trolley.  The City of Homestead is offering a special Holiday Service of the Trolley eve...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Visit to Your National Parks!

Holiday Trolley 2020 Web News

Enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather, explore nature, encounter wildlife, and spend time with family this Holiday Season on the Homestead National Parks Trolley.  The City of Homestead is offering a special Holiday Service of the Trolley eve...

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Additional Info... Community Redevelopment Agency News
Posted on: November 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Eta City Services Updates

City Logo Blue Background

In light of the anticipated impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City Parks closed and Trolley Service was suspended effective 12pm Sunday, November, 8, 2020.  The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020.  Resi...

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Community Redevelopment Agency News

News Flash

Posted on: April 19, 2021

CRB Community Cleanup Announced

CRB Spring Community Cleanup Flyer 2021

The City of Homestead and Florida City Community Relations Board is hosting a Community Cleanup Day Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9am.  Meetup location is the Audubon Clubhouse in the Villages of Homestead, located at 1851 S. Canal Drive, Homestead...

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Councilman Larry Roth
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Announces Spring Essay Contest

CRB Spring Essay Contest Flyer 2021

The Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Fall Essay Contest is now open. Students in elementary, middle, and high school are invited to enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card. Essays must be 500 words and based on the prompt “Wha...

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Councilman Larry Roth

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2021

Councilwoman Ávila Honors Youth Sports Players & Coaches

Councilwoman Avila hugs woman receiving award

At the August Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila honored local youth athletic teams, coaches, and players for their time and dedication this summer.

“I want to thank all of our community organizations, coaches, and players f...

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Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2021

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey

Inside Homestead

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey sat down with Inside Homestead to discuss COVID-19, plans for the future, and arts in Homestead.  Watch now to find out more!

Watch Now... Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Inside Homestead October 2021

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead!  On this episode, we have updates on the City Budget, fresh produce in Downtown Homestead, and trick-or-treat.  Watch now to find out more.

Watch Now... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: September 22, 2021

City of Homestead Launches “Keep Homestead Beautiful” Conservation & Beautification Initiative

Keep Homestead Beautiful Flyer

The City of Homestead launched its “Keep Homestead Beautiful” conservation and beautification initiative that encourages residents and visitors to take care of the community by picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, recycling, and choos...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: September 14, 2021

2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Our annual tribute to City Staff is always dedicated to the public servants who go above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out to serve the residents of the City of Homestead.  This year, we hold in our hearts and honor three of those wh...

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Watch Now... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Demolition Training at Homestead Air Reserve Base September 8, 2021

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Reserve Base will be conducting demolition training operations from 9am until 1pm on September 8, 2021.  During this time frame there will be 10 detonations that may be heard or felt nearby.  For additional information,...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Inside Homestead August 2021

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we have updates on the library of the future, homebuyer assistance, and finding the perfect match for your business.

Read on...

Watch Now... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Face Masks Mandatory at City of Homestead Facilities

Face masks

In accordance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Miami-Dade County guidance, the use of a face mask is mandatory at all City of Homestead facilities, including the City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Rede...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Vaccination Pop-Up Event in Downtown Homestead July 30, 2021

Girl gets vaccinated

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination event at Homestead City Hall Plaza, located at 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030, in the heart of Downtown Homestead. &a...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Inside Homestead July 2021

Inside Homestead

Catch up with us in this episode of Inside Homestead.  We've got updates on parks, events, and help for your utility bill!

Read on...

Watch Now... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: July 2, 2021

City of Homestead Monitoring Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Updates

The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Elsa and encourages all Homestead residents to check their storm plans.  While the forecast is still uncertain at this time, the storm is forecast to be near Florida by Monday or Tuesday and...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Homestead Shines for Surfside, Florida

Homestead Shines Web News

The City of Homestead invites all of its residents to step outside and shine a light at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th to send our thoughts and prayers to Surfside….those we have lost, those we continue to search for, their families and friends, the rescue worke...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City of Homestead Announces New Vaccination Events at Harris Field

Person Recieving Vaccine

The City of Homestead, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will be offering second-dose Pfizer vaccination events at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030.  The events ...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Inside Homestead May 2021

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Today we have updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, the Trolley to the National Parks, and the world’s first Cybrarium.  Inside Homestead starts right now…

Watch Now... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: May 10, 2021

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Additional Info... Homestead Police Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Additional City of Homestead Facilities to Reopen with COVID-19 Protocols

City Hall Image for Closures

As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Servic...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: April 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-Up Site 04/22-24/2021

Person Recieving Vaccine

Additional dates will now be offered for the City of Homestead and Florida Department of Emergency Management walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Bl...
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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-Up Site 04/19/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Hom...
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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Vial

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, 2021 all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.  In addit...

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Homestead Police Department
Posted on: March 9, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Homestead Sports Complex

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City has worked in partnership with Miami-Dade County to locate a vaccination site at the Homestead Sport Complex (1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33035). This site requires an appointment, which can be made at www.miamidade.gov/vaccine. As of Tues...

Read on...

Homestead Police Department
Posted on: November 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Eta City Services Updates

City Logo Blue Background

In light of the anticipated impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City Parks closed and Trolley Service was suspended effective 12pm Sunday, November, 8, 2020.  The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020.  Resi...

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Homestead Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2022

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam alert Graphic

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business stating that they are with FPL and begin to instruct customers...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HPS Truck picking up bulk garbage

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for a portion of  Zone 5. Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Plastic bottle thrown away into recycling can

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for Sierra and Umbria. Missed pickups will be completed by Wednesday, May 11, 2...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HPS Employee with Trash can

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for Mallorca, Umbria, Windward, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Marbella, Avella Park, Antillean and Leeward II. Missed ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, May 9, 2022

HPS Truck picking up bulk garbage

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, May 9, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Monday, May 9, 2022 for Zone 1. Missed pickups will be completed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  Please make sure yo...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Friday, May 6, 2022

HPS Truck picking up bulk garbage

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Friday, May 6, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Friday, May 6, 2022 for Bali, Mirage and Leeward I. Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022

HPS Truck picking up bulk garbage

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022 for Westberry Estates & Redondo. Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. &...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022

HPS Employee with Trash can

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 26, 2022 for Bermuda, Belize, Sonoma, Fresno, Leeward II, Antillean, Cali Green, Fairways, Arbor Park, Centergate, and NW 6 Ave...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, April 25, 2022

HPS Truck picking up bulk garbage

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, April 25, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Monday, April 25, 2022 for NW 20 Street to NW 15 Street from NW 6 Avenue to Krome Avenue, for NE 20 Street t...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 19, 2022

HPS Employee with Trash can

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 19, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 19, 2022 for Chateau, Umbria, Bali, Leeward I, Leeward II, Mirage, Antillean, Bimini, Barbados, Belize, Westberry and ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, April 15, 2022

HPS Employee with Trash can

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, April 15, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, April 15, 2022 for Leeward II, Antillean and Belize. Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, April 16, 2022.  P...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Friday, April 15, 2022

Plastic bottle thrown away into recycling can

 

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Friday, April 15, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Friday, April 15, 2022 from Campbell Drive to Mowry Drive from NW 10 Avenue to N. Krome Avenue. Mis...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Thursday, April 14, 2022

Recycling Can

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Thursday, April 14, 2022 for Floridian Isles I, Floridian Isles II, the Grove at Waterstone, Avalon, Stonebrook I, Pebblebrook I and Portofino Palms. Missed pickups will be completed by&am...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, April 12, 2022

Bulk Waste Pickup

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 12, 2022 for NE 3 AVE, NE 4 AVE, NW 5 AVE, from NE 8 ST to NE 11 ST. Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  Please make sure your bulky waste has the...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 for Edgewater, Seagrape, Kia Dr., Laura Ln, Sunrise, Sonoma, Fresno, Mendocino, Mallorca, Chateau, Napa, Bimini, Mirage, Leeward, Bali, Crystal Lakes, Portofino West.&nb...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Update

HPS Sanitation Reminder

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 12, 2022 for Waterstone Estates, Floridan Bay Estates, Portofino Estates, Portofino West, Tennessee Estates, Bimini, Barbados, Belize, Villages of Homestead – Sandpiper area, Leeward II,...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Monday, April 11, 2022 Update

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Monday, April 11, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Monday, April 11, 2022 for Waterstone Estates, Floridan Bay Estates, Portofino Estates, Marbella Cove, Port...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Monday, April 11, 2022

Bulk Waste Pickup

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Monday, April 11, 2022 for Old Dixie Highway to Krome Avenue from NE 11 Street to NE 23 Street, NW 14 Street to NW 22 Street from NW 8 Avenue to Krome Avenue, NE 8 Street to NE 11 Street from Flagler Avenue ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 5, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, April 5, 2022 

 

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, April 5, 2022 for Bimini, Portofino West, Tennessee Estates, Barbados, Belize, Fairways, Cali Greens, Palm Isles, Leeward II,...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Friday, April 1, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Friday, April 1, 2022 from Mowry Dr. to Campbell Dr. from Krome Ave to NW 2 Ave.  Missed pickups will be completed by Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  Please make sure your recycling c...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 for Sonoma, Mallorca, Chateau, Umbria, Napa, Mendocino and Sierra.  Missed pickups will be completed by Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  Please make su...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 29, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, March 29, 2022 for Fresno, Mallorca, Napa, Chateau, Sierra, Umbria, Leeward II, Antillean, Barbados and Belize.  Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  Please ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Bulk Waste Pickup

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Tuesday, March 29, 2022 for Westberry Estates and Redondo.  Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.   Please make sure your bulky waste has the required five-foot cle...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, March 25, 2022

HPS garbage truck

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, March 25, 2022 for Mirage, Fresno, Chateau, Portofino West, Arbor Park, Antillian, Leeward II, Cali green.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Please make sure your ga...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Thursday, March 24, 2022

HPS garbage truck

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Thursday, March 24, 2022 for Floridian Bay Estate.  Missed pickups will be completed on Friday, March 25, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (green lid) is out and that has the required f...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 22, 2022

HPS garbage truck

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, March 22, 2022 for the Redlands and Westbury.  Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (green lid) is out and that has the req...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 15, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, March 15, 2022 for Bimini, Leeward II, Umbria, Windward, and Aruba.  Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (green lid) is ou...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, March 11, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, March 11, 2022 for Antillean, Leeward II, Belize, Umbria, Windward, Aruba and Sonoma.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, March 12, 2022.   Please make sure your garbage can ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for North Gate, Sunrise, Kia Drive, Laura Lane, Town Palm, Sonoma, Mallorca, Chateau, Umbria, Napa, Mendocino, Fresno, Rainbow Village and Mango Way.  Missed pickups...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, February 18, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, February 18, 2022 for Windward and Aruba.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, February 19, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (green lid) is out and that has the requir...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 for Mirage, Martinique, Caribbean Isles, Capri, Mallorca, Bali, Leeward I, Barbados, Atlantis, Antillean, Umbria, Sonoma, Sierra, Napa, Mendocino, Fresno and Chateau. &am...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Tuesday, February 15, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Umbria, Fresno, Barbados, Belize, Antillean, Leeward II and a portion of Crystal Lakes.   Missed pickups will be completed on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.  Please ma...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, February 11, 2022 Revised

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, February 11, 2022 for Mirage, Leeward II, Sonoma, Barbados, Antillean, and Belize.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Solid Waste Garbage Pickup Delayed Friday, February 11, 2022

HPS Sanitation Staff and Supercan

HPS Sanitation garbage pickups were delayed Friday, February 11, 2022 for Mirage, Leeward II, Sonoma, Barbados, and Belize.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  Please make sure your garbage can (green lid) ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Friday, January 28, 2022

Recycling Can

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Friday, January 28, 2022 for Zone 5, which includes Westberry Estates, Redland Reef, Tennessee Estates, and Deedco Gardens.  Missed pickups will be completed by Saturday, January 29, 2022. &nbs...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Solid Waste Recycling Pickup Delayed Thursday, January 27, 2022

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation recycling pickups were delayed on Thursday, January 27, 2022 for a portion of Zone 1.  Missed pickups will be completed by Saturday, January 27, 2022.  Please make sure your recycling can (yellow/gray lid) is out and has t...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Homestead Public Services Reminds Customers of Solid Waste Schedule Changes

Man with HPS truck

All Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation customers now have a new zone and new pickup schedule.  Regular garbage pick-up days remain the same, but bulk waste and recycling pick-up days have changed to an alternating biweekly schedule.&n...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Solid Waste Bulky Waste Pickup Delayed Friday, December 17, 2021

Bulk Waste Pickup

HPS Sanitation bulky waste pickups were delayed Friday, December 17, 2021 for Leeward I, Mirage, Bali, Sonoma, Fresno, Mendocino, Mallorca, Napa, The Landings, Cali Greens, and Pine Isle.  Missed pickups will be completed on Saturday December 18,...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Inside Homestead October 2021

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead!  On this episode, we have updates on the City Budget, fresh produce in Downtown Homestead, and trick-or-treat.  Watch now to find out more.

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: September 16, 2021

HPS Sanitation Advises Customers of Nationwide Supercan Shortage

HPS Sanitation Reminder

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation, much like other waste collection utilities across the country, is currently dealing with a nationwide shortage of rolling plastic waste containers, commonly known as Supercans.  This nationwide shortage...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: September 14, 2021

2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Our annual tribute to City Staff is always dedicated to the public servants who go above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out to serve the residents of the City of Homestead.  This year, we hold in our hearts and honor three of those wh...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Demolition Training at Homestead Air Reserve Base September 8, 2021

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Reserve Base will be conducting demolition training operations from 9am until 1pm on September 8, 2021.  During this time frame there will be 10 detonations that may be heard or felt nearby.  For additional information,...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Labor Day City Closures

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead and the Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The City of Homestead Trolley will not operate o...
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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Inside Homestead August 2021

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we have updates on the library of the future, homebuyer assistance, and finding the perfect match for your business.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Homestead Public Services Begins Storm Hardening Project

HPS trucks switching out poles

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy recently began work on an ambitious infrastructure hardening project that will improve resiliency and decrease recovery time after storm events.   The project calls for replacing 1,560 wooden poles with conc...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Face Masks Mandatory at City of Homestead Facilities

Face masks

In accordance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Miami-Dade County guidance, the use of a face mask is mandatory at all City of Homestead facilities, including the City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Rede...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Inside Homestead July 2021

Inside Homestead

Catch up with us in this episode of Inside Homestead.  We've got updates on parks, events, and help for your utility bill!

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

City of Homestead Monitoring Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Updates

The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Elsa and encourages all Homestead residents to check their storm plans.  While the forecast is still uncertain at this time, the storm is forecast to be near Florida by Monday or Tuesday and...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Solid Waste Drop Site to be Closed for Independence Day Observance

HPS Sanitation Reminder

The Homestead Public Services (HPS) Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed on Sunday, July 4, 2021 and Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.  The site will reopen at normal hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Homestead Shines for Surfside, Florida

Homestead Shines Web News

The City of Homestead invites all of its residents to step outside and shine a light at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th to send our thoughts and prayers to Surfside….those we have lost, those we continue to search for, their families and friends, the rescue worke...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 29, 2021

City Offices Closed for Independence Day Observance

2017 Race to the 4th Fireworks

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  
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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Inside Homestead May 2021

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Today we have updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, the Trolley to the National Parks, and the world’s first Cybrarium.  Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Additional City of Homestead Facilities to Reopen with COVID-19 Protocols

City Hall Image for Closures

As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Servic...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Homestead Public Services Sanitation Reminds Residents of Drop Site Rules

HPS Sanitation Truck

As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Homestead Public Service (HPS) Sanitation is reopening the Solid Waste Drop Site to residents beginning Monday, May 3, 2021.  The site is located at 548 SE 6th Av...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: December 29, 2020

HPS Sanitation Customers to Receive Additional Pickups Week of December 28, 2020

HPS Sanitation Staff Member

HPS Sanitation Customers will be receiving additional pickups this week as sanitation crews catch up on the adjusted holiday schedule.  We appreciate your patience as these hard-working front line employees continue to serve you every day. &n...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: December 28, 2020

HPS Customer Service Encourages Customers to Enroll in E-Check Auto Pay and Save

Convenience Fee Notification Graphic

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service is encouraging customers to enroll in E-Check Auto Pay to streamline their bill pay experience and save money on convenience fees.  Beginning January 1, 2021, HPS customers will be charged a $3.85 ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

2021 Solid Waste Schedule Now Available

HPS Sanitation Reminder

We have GOOD NEWS for you! The increased level of service that was provided by the City of Homestead, increasing the collection of recyclables and bulky waste from twice a month to once a week, at no additional cost will continue in 2021. Your re...

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Solid Waste Schedule.... HPS Customer Service
Posted on: December 17, 2020

HPS Energy Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts

HPS Mutual Aid Commendation Web News

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support to restore electric power to the community of Lafayette, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Delta earlier this year.

A crew of ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Eta City Services Updates

City Logo Blue Background

In light of the anticipated impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City Parks closed and Trolley Service was suspended effective 12pm Sunday, November, 8, 2020.  The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 9, 2020.  Resi...

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HPS Customer Service

News Flash

Posted on: July 2, 2021

Inside Homestead Interviews Mayor Steven D. Losner

Inside Homestead

Mayor Steven D. Losner sat down with Inside Homestead to discuss the City's recovery after COVID-19, his vision for Homestead's future, and advice for the next generation of leaders.

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News Flash