News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

The City of Homestead Launches Senior Programs at the Phichol Williams Community Center

Senior Program Launch Graphic

WHAT: Phichol Williams Community Center Senior Program Launch

WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2024, 7:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: 951 SW 4th St, Homestead, FL 33030

Prepare for an exciting launch event as the City of Homestead Parks ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Presidents Day

Offices closed for presidents day graphic

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 19, 2024 in honor of Presidents Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Solid Waste Drop off will be closed Monday, February 19, 2024, and will reopen ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Dibia Dream Hosts STEM Saturday for Homestead Youth

Stem Saturday March Flyer

STEM Saturdays is back! Dibia Dream is hosting a session on March 2nd from 10am-2pm at Touching Miami With Love located at 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. Children ages 7-16 will learn about the science behind rockets. They will also build fully ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012

Dibia Dream hosts STEM Saturday Feb 24 for Homestead Youth

Stem Saturday event flyer

STEM Saturdays is back! Dibia Dream is hosting a session on February 24th from 10am-2pm at Touching Miami With Love located at 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. Children ages 7-16 will be able to explore their artistic talents and engage with art p...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012

The City of Homestead's Faith & Community Board Hosts Pastors Gathering

Pastor's gathering graphic

The City of Homestead's Faith and Community Board is proud to announce their first Pastors Gathering on Friday, February 9th starting at 7pm at the First Baptist Church located at 29050 SW Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030. 
Local pastors are encoura...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012

Councilwoman Bailey’s Artist In The Spotlight Looking for Local Artists for Black History Month

Artist in the spotlight Black History Month Graphic

Homestead’s Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey is looking for local artists to participate in the Artist in the Spotlight program who are interested in displaying their work that features black history in honor of Black History Month. Participating art...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

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

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, January 15, 2024, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

The solid waste drop site will also be closed on Monday, Januar...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Launch Event for the Elixir of Life Augmented Reality Game at Cybrarium in Homestead, FL

Game Launch Event Graphic

WHAT: Elixir of Life: Augmented Reality Game Launch Event 

WHEN: Thursday, January 25th, 2024, 7pm – 9pm

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

Get ready for an enchanting evening of exploration a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 29, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

Closed for new years graphic

Please note the offices of the City of Homestead in observance of the New Year Holiday will be closed on Monday, January 1st, 2024, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.

Solid Waste drop site will be closed on Monday, January...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 23, 2023

Homestead to Host Annual Community Breakfast Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

MLK Breakfast 2024 Graphic

WHAT: Homestead – Florida City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, January 12, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

WHERE: Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030

The H...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Homestead’s Award-Winning National Parks Trolley Returns for Holiday Service!

WHAT: Homestead National Parks Trolley Special Holiday Service 

WHEN: December 26, 2023—December 31, 2023

WHERE: Homestead Station, 4 South Krome Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33030

As the holiday season approaches,...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Christmas

Closed for Christmas graphic

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday and will be closed Monday, December 25th, and Tuesday, December 26th, 2023.

  • Solid Waste drop site will be closed on Sunday December 24th, Monday, December 25th, and ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

New Building Permit Services Walk In Hours

New Walk in Hours

Starting on Monday, December 18th the walk in hours for the Building Permit Services Department will be extended. The new hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:45PM. 

If you have any questions call 305-224-4500

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing December 8, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing

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 8th, 2023, at approximately 1 pm and will last about 20 minutes from start to finis...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Meet Homestead’s Economic Development Team and Help Shape the City’s Future

Homestead Meet N Greet event Flyer

 

WHAT: Homestead Connect - Economic Development Meet & Greet

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

The City of Homestead is proud to unveil its collaborative efforts ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

City of Homestead Introduces Utility Assistance Program Supported by CDBG Grant

CDBG Grant Utility Assistance Graphic

The City of Homestead announces the launch of the Utility Assistance Program, made possible by the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) awarded to the City of Homestead by Florida Commerce (formerly known as Florida Department ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

City of Homestead Launches Homeowner and Small Business Concierge Service

Small business and Homeowner Concierge Graphic

The City of Homestead is thrilled to announce the introduction of a new and innovative amenity designed to ease the journey for homeowners and small business owners in our vibrant community. The Homeowner and Small Business Concierge, a dedicated service ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Experience the Magic of the Season at Holiday in Homestead at Losner Park

Holiday in Homestead event graphic

WHAT: Holiday in Homestead 

WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 5pm-9pm

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

Downtown Homestead is set to be transformed into a magical winter wonderland this December with the return of the...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Closed for thanksgiving graphic

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, November 23rd through Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, November 27th, 2023. 
Trolley Service will also not be oper...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

City of Homestead Celebrates Firefighter of the Year, Longest Serving, & Historic Preservation

Councilwoman Bailey Talking to firefighters

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey is delighted to introduce the Firefighter of the Year Award, a distinguished initiative dedicated to honoring and celebrating the exceptional devotion, bravery, and outstanding service of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) firefi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

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

Council 2023 Swearing in

On the evening of November 13, 2023, Homestead welcomed Mayor Steven D. Losner, Vice Mayor Sean L. Fletcher, Councilman Clemente Canabal, Councilman Tom Davis, and Councilman Larry Roth for new terms on the dais.

Mayor Steven D. Losner was sworn in by his ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

Closed for veterans day graphic

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Friday, November 10th, 2023 in honor of Veteran's Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, November 13th, 2023. 
The Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed on Friday, Nov...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Homestead 2023 General & Special Election Results

election results graphic

The results of the November 2023 Homestead General & Special 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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

City of Homestead's Inaugural Veteran's Day Celebration Promises Spectacular Performances

Veterans Day event Flyer 2023

WHAT: Veteran’s Day Celebration 

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 2023, 5PM – 9PM

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

Homestead is gearing up for an exciting new event that will honor our nation&ap...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 17, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Development Services Will be Closed Nov 3 From 12p-5p and Nov 6 All Day

Development Services Closed web graphic

The City of Homestead is UPGRADING its Code Enforcement, Permitting, and Business Licensing Software!  

As part of the upgrade implementation, Development Services will be CLOSED during the following days:

  • Friday, November 3rd at noon thru end of b...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Notice to Public - Opportunity for Public Review and Comment: Brownfields Clean Up Grant

Homestead CRA Building

The City of Homestead CRA intends to apply to the United States Environmental Protection (EPA) for a brownfields cleanup grant to remove hazardous materials from multiple CRA-owned properties within the Southwest Neighborhood on November 13, 2023. &nb...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 14, 2023

Councilman Larry Roth Recognized Officer Christopher Cosio As “Officer Of The Month” For August 2023

Group of people taking a picture

In a moving ceremony dedicated to honoring outstanding service and commitment to the community, Councilman Larry Roth proudly recognized Officer Christopher Cosio as the "Officer of the Month" for August 2023. In recognition of his outstanding c...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Councilman Larry Roth Honors Exceptional Achievements of AYSO Region 805 Youth Soccer Organization

Councilman Roth with AYSO players

The City of Homestead proudly recognized and celebrated, the remarkable achievements of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Region 805, during a special presentation attended by Councilman Larry Roth. The event was a momentous occasion to honor...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Dibia Dream Hosts DREAM STEM Fest for Homestead Youth

Dream Stem Fest Flyer Graphic

The City of Homestead in partnership with Dibia Dream is hosting the DREAM STEM Fest on Saturday October 28th from 9:30am-12pm at Phichol Williams Community Center located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. DREAM STEM Fest is an arcade of STEM wit...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Homestead's Halloween Spooktacular is Back in a Thrilling New Location: Downtown Homestead

Halloween Spooktacular Event Poster

WHAT: Halloween Spook-Tacular

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Get ready for a spine-tingling experience as the City of Homestead invites you to join the festivitie...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

HPS Online Bill Pay Portal Down for Maintenance

Online Bill Pay

Starting on September 29th at 12pm through October 2 at 12pm, the online portal for HPS online bill pay and start/stop/move will be down for maintenance. If you wish to make a payment online please do so before 11am on September 29 or after 1pm on October...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Vice Mayor Guzman Celebrates the Impact of Top Level Pickleball on Parks & Rec

City Council with Pickleball Check

The City of Homestead Council gathered for a special presentation ceremony, presided over by Vice Mayor Julio Guzman, to celebrate a significant contribution from Top Level Pickleball. They donated $3,500 to the Parks & Recreation Department to enhanc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 15, 2023

The Homestead Trolley Launches New Routes and Tracker Mobile Application

Trolley route Flyer

Beginning September 18, 2023, the Homestead Trolley will boast significant enhancements including more efficient routes and a new mobile application. The popular free public transportation, which currently operates two routes will expand to three, providi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 15, 2023

CRA Invests in Downtown Homestead and Seeks Partners for New Dining & Entertainment Destination

Krome Marketplace Graphic

A series of vacant storefronts in Downtown Homestead will soon be transformed into an entertainment and dining destination thanks to the revitalization efforts of the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  The CRA recently purchased mul...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey Commends Student Janiya Baker for Exceptional Academic Achievements

Bailey- Janiya Baker

Perseverance is one of the values of the City of Homestead and has committed to recognizing those who represent it. Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey, a prominent advocate for educational excellence and community empowerment, presented Janiya Baker with a co...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing September 8, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing

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 8th, 2023, at approximately 1 pm and will last about 20 minutes from start to fini...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Labor Day graphic Closed

The offices of the City of Homestead and the Solid Waste Drop Site will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2023 in honor of Labor Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. 
Trolley service will also not be oper...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Rocks the Block and Breaks Ground on New Homes

People digging shovels into dirt for groundbreaking

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) kicked off its Southwest Neighborhood New H.O.M.E (Home Ownership Made Equitable) Initiative and Rock the Block neighborhood beautification on SW 6th Street. On Saturday, August 29, 2023, dozens of volunt...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Community Redevelopment Agency Seeks Development Partner for Destination Food Hall

Krome Marketplace Rendering

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY IN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 163.380(3)(a), Florida Statutes, that the City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) is the owner of and intends to dispose of an intere...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Homestead & MDC Celebrate Next Step in Revitalization with Grand Opening of Student Success Center

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Just days before thousands of students will fill its halls, Miami Dade College Homestead Campus and the City of Homestead celebrated the grand opening of the Student Success Center.   The new, modern facility serves as a connection between Downto...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Councilwoman Ávila, Councilwoman Fairclough- Staggers, and Vice Mayor Guzman Recognize Businesses

Picture of Certificates and American Flag on table

An uplifting evening took place during the July Council presentation as Councilwoman Erica Ávila, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers, and Vice Mayor Julio Guzman came together to honor local businesses in the Homestead community. These b...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Launches the Rock the Block Initiative

Rock the block event flyer

WHAT: Rock the Block on SW 6 St

WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 8am-3pm 

WHERE: SW 6th St, between 6 Ave and 10 Ave 

 

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is excited to announce the launch of its newest i...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing August 2-3, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Please be advised that FPL will be conducting a visual inspection of the Turkey Point sirens on Wednesday August 2nd and Thursday August 3rd between the hours of 8:00am to 5:30pm. Each siren will be tested individually, beginning with an announcement that...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Honors Exceptional Community Member with Posthumous Award

3 women posing for photo

Homestead Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers paid tribute to the late Bonnie King Moran for her exceptional dedication and unwavering commitment to the community of Homestead by presenting a token of recognition to her family during the June Counci...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 4, 2023

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Celebrates Recent Retiree for Distinguished Career & Dedication

3 women and 1 man posing for photo

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers recognized the exceptional commitment and dedication of Carla Thompson-Salters to Laura C. Saunders Elementary School. In a heartfelt gesture, Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers presented a commemorative plaque to M...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Vice Mayor Guzman Honors MDFR Chief Ricardo Centeno for Exemplary Service

two men shaking hands

Vice Mayor Julio Guzman presented Chief Ricardo Centeno with a prestigious award at the June Special Council Presentation, recognizing and expressing gratitude for his tireless dedication and courageous work. At the presentation Vice Mayor Guzman celebrat...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Vice Mayor Guzman Recognizes Downtown Homestead Businesses for Resilience and Adaptability

Man shaking woman's hand

Vice Mayor Julio Guzman presented certificates of recognition to a group of exceptional businesses in Downtown Homestead, honoring their unwavering perseverance and innovative approaches in navigating the challenges posed by the recently concluded COVID-1...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 3, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Closed for

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5th, 2023. 

 

The Solid Waste drop site will be closed on...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

The City of Homestead Celebrates Recreational Excellence in a Showstopping Demolition

Bulldozer demolishing building

The Homestead Sports Complex Demolition Kick Off was an explosive event as elected officials, residents, local youth leagues, and city staff gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion. The morning kicked off with a program that dove into the history of ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Race to the 4th: Homestead’s Annual Spectacular Independence Day Celebration!

Race to the 4th event graphic

WHAT: Race to the 4th! Independence Day Celebration

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 6PM – 10PM

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

Gear up for an unforgettable Fourth of July exp...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2023

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers Presents Teacher of the Year Awards

Councilwoman Fairclough with Teacher of the Year Recipients

During the May council presentations ceremony, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough- Staggers took the opportunity to recognize all the nominated teachers of the year, as well as Rookie Teachers of the Year. As an educator herself, this presentation of plaque...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers Supports Mother's with a Special Council Presentation

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers with MOM Collective award recipients

At the May council presentations, Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers further recognized all the events happening in May, especially Mother’s Day. After she reflected on her own experiences as a mother, she called the ladies of the Virtual Mom Collective (VM...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Homestead Sports Complex Demolition Kick Off: Unveiling a New Era of Recreational Excellence

Homestead-Sports-Complex Event Graphic

WHAT: Homestead Sports Complex Demolition Kickoff

WHEN: Thursday, June 15th, 2023 at 10am 

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

Homestead is set to witness a momentous occasion as the Demol...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey Recognizes the “We Can All Race” Foundation

Bailey with Wecar Presentation

During the May presentations, a WLPG news clip video of the T-1 Racing team was viewed by Council members and a full house in council chambers. Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey then took the opportunity to recognize the “We Can All Race”...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Juneteenth

Closed for Juneteenth graphic

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, June 19th, 2023 in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.

The Solid Waste drop site will be closed Monday, June 19th, 2023 and will reopen a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing June 2, 2023

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, June 2nd, 2023, at approximately 1 pm and will last about 20 minutes fr...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey Announces the Firefighter of the Year Award is Open for Nominations

Firefighter of the Year 2023 graphic

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey is pleased to announce the Firefighter of the Year Award is open for nominations. This prestigious award aims to recognize and honor the outstanding dedication, bravery, and exceptional service of Miami Dade County Fire Resc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

The City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day Closure Graphic

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, May 29th, 2023 in honor of Memorial Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023. 
Trolley Service will also not be operating on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2023, a...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Councilwoman Erica Ávila Honors Local Hero Allen Caldwell

Allen Caldwell with family pose with plaque at city council presentation

Councilwoman Erica Ávila took the opportunity to recognize and make everyone aware of an incredibly special resident in the community of Waterstone, which she represents; District 5. It was her privilege to honor a hero for his extraordinary ac...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Vice Mayor Guzman Recognizes Somerset City Arts School Team Dancers and Cheerleaders

Somerset Dancers & Cheerleaders pose with awards at Council Meeting

At the April Presentations ceremony, Vice Mayor Julio Guzman took the opportunity to recognize Somerset City Arts School and the tremendous influence the school has had on its students, including his son, who attends Somerset. Somerset offers a comprehens...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Councilwoman Jenifer Bailey Recognizes May- Mental Health Awareness Month

Student of Le Jardin posing with artwork at City Hall presentation

 As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Councilwoman Bailey spoke about a few points of importance, “Art is known and proven to reduce depression and anxiety. Art therapy is important as a creative outlet for many people including those who hav...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing April 25th - 27th, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing

ATTENTION! Please be advised that FPL will be conducting maintenance on the Turkey Point sirens from April 25th through April 27th between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Each siren will be tested individually, beginning with an announ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

The City of Homestead Celebrates Earth Day with Keep Homestead Beautiful Initiative

keep homestead beautiful poster of people picking up trash and placing it into bins

To celebrate Earth Day and also increase community pride and beautify its neighborhoods, the City of Homestead will be having its annual city-wide cleanup initiative with “Keep Homestead Beautiful Cleanup Day” on Saturday, April 22, 2023.  All re...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Mayor Losner Recognizes Volunteers from the Turtle Team

Mayor Losner and members of the Turtle Team pose for picture at Council Presentations

Wednesday, March 29, Mayor Losner began the presentations section of the City of Homestead’s monthly Council meeting by recognizing and honoring the volunteers of the Turtle Team, a local, non-profit, 501(3) (C) organization that has made it the...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

City Proclaims Wednesday March 29th Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers Day

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers gives speech after receiving award

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers had just finished her Women’s History Month presentation, honoring so many of the successful women of Homestead when she became the person to be recognized by Councilwomen Erica Àvila and Jeni...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

SW 4th Street Beautification Project: Tree Planting Commence

Neat Street Logo & Million Trees Miami Dade County Logo

Please be advised residents and businesses along SW 4th Street from SW 2nd Avenue to SW 187th Avenue, Brightview will begin grinding one hundred eleven (111) tree stumps and removing forty-one (41) infected palms in the area within the next two weeks.&...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Solid Waste Request to Homeowners’ Associations and Management Companies

HPS Solid Waste truck picking up trash bin

Solid Waste is requesting the assistance of all homeowners’ associations and management companies to achieve these goals:
  • Garbage cans, recycling cans, and bulky waste piles must be placed at the curb at the end of the driveway no earlier than 6:00 pm the ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam alert Graphic

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

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 stat...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

10th Annual Military Appreciation Day Brings Excitement and Entertainment to Downtown Homestead

Serviceman demonstration with k-9, Serviceman putting helmet on child, Serviceman pullup

The 10th annual Military Appreciation Day will be a chance to enjoy food, drinks, live music, and performances while checking out vintage and modern military vehicles such as boats, weaponry, and other interactive displays.  On Saturday, May 20th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Biscayne Everglades Greenway Trail Opens with Inaugural Ride

Mayor, Councilmembers, and Mayor of Miami-Dade Cutting Ribbon marking the opening of BEG trail

On Saturday, March 11th, over 250 bike enthusiasts gathered at Harris Field for the grand opening of the first completed section of the highly-anticipated Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Trail. The event started with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony where City of H...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Homestead Police Chief Honored with Building Dedication Ceremony

Police Chief Alexander E. Rolle, Jr with family in front of plaque dedicated in his honor

The City of Homestead honored Police Chief Alexander E. Rolle, Jr. by dedicating the department’s headquarters building in his name at a ceremony held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The event was attended by the Homestead Mayor and City Council, community...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Recognition of Mr. Cardell Hayes and South Dade Connections

South Dade Connections poses with members of Council in front of the dais

To culminate the celebration of Black History Month, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers recognized Mr. Cardell Hayes, President of South Dade Connections at the February 22nd presentation in the City of Homestead Council Chambers. South Dade Connec...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Councilwoman Fairclough-Staggers Honors Paramount Dance Studio as a Leader in Artistry

Paramount Dance Studio dancers beginning their dance in the City Hall Chambers

In honor of Black History month, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers showcased Paramount Dance Studios at the March 22nd Special Council Presentations. Citing their excellency in artistry and contributions to the community through dance and educatio...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

CDBG Plan Meeting

CDBG Survey

The City of Homestead is an entitlement recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and receives an annual allocation of funds. This year the City is...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 2, 2023

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

The 2023 solid waste schedule will take effect starting March 6. All customers will see a zone change, which may result in their pickup days being different. Recycling and bulk pickup will take place every other week. To view the schedule, please click he...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 1, 2023

The City of Homestead Culminates Black History Celebration with Jazz in the Park

headliner Alicia Olatuja performing in front of crowd at Losner Park

HOMESTEAD, Fl. — February 27, 2023 — The City of Homestead hosted Jazz in the Park to celebrate Black History Celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Losner Park. In attendance was Mayor Steven D. Losner, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey, Co...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

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, March 3rd, 2023, at approximately 1 pm and will last about 20 minutes f...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 17, 2023

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of President's Day

Presidents Day 2018

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023, in observance of Presidents’ Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Homestead Surplus Auction

Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

The City of Homestead will be holding an online auction this Saturday, February 18, 2023, via the Royal Auction Group.  You will find a wide variety of items in the auction. Follow the following link to a list of items that will...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 16, 2023

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

Beginning on Monday, February 20th, 2023, the City of Homestead will commence Phase 1 of a New Roadway project along SW 328 ST from SW 187 Ave to Sw 6 Ave. The project will include clearing and grubbing, erosion control, stormwater drainage, concrete, roa...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Homestead Names Street Near West Homestead K-8 Center in Honor of Beloved Educator Everett Sewer

Family of Everett Sewer poses with Proclamation

What: Co-Designation Ceremony for SW 187th Court as Everett Sewer Court

When: Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 10 am

Where: PAL Gym, 600 SW 14th Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

The City of Homestead will honor the legacy and achievements ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 9, 2023

City of Homestead Movies In the Park Series: Space Jam

Movies-in-the-Park - Space Jam Poster with Michael Jordon

WHAT: Movies in the Park: Space Jam

WHEN: Friday, February 24th, 2023, 6:30 pm

WHERE: Roby George Park 201 SW 11th Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

The ‘90s are back and so is the City of Homestead Park and Recreation Department&rsquo...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 9, 2023

Homestead High Senior High School Runners-up in Class 3M Championship

Homestead Senior High School Football Team stand with members of City Council and accept award

At the City of Homestead’s January 25th Council Presentation meeting, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-Staggers took the floor to recognize and honor the Homestead High School Broncos varsity football team.  As Councilwoman Fairclough-S...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

City of Homestead Proclamation for The Church of God of Prophecy

Members of The Church of God of Prophecy presented plaque/proclamation from Steven Losner

In Council Chambers Wednesday, January 25th, it was a beautiful day as Mayor Steven Losner, officially proclaimed that February 11, 2023, be designated The Church of God of Prophecy Day in recognition and celebration of the church’s 100 years of service t...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

CDBG Plan Meeting

CDBG Survey

The City of Homestead is an entitlement recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and receives an annual allocation of funds. This year the City is...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Officer of the Month Sergeant Engelbert Guzman

Officer Guzman poses with family and friends to while accepting Officer of the year award

At the City of Homestead’s monthly council meetings, Councilman Larry Roth, usually does the recognition of the outstanding police officers and officer/s of the month. At the January 25th, City Council meeting Special Presentations, Mr. Roth mad...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

The free mammogram screenings and follow-up diagnostic services, when required, will be performed by Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center. By providing screenings, the ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

SW 4th ST repaving flyer

Beginning on January 17, 2023, the City of Homestead will commence a beautification project along SW 4th ST from SW 187 Ave to S Flagler Ave. The project will include installation of decorative crosswalks, repaving the roadway, and restriping the roadway....
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

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 informing customers&a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

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 16, 2023, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Solid Waste Collection to be suspended for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

Plastic bottle thrown away into recycling can

The Homestead Public Services (HPS) Solid Waste collection services will be suspended on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Services will resume on the next scheduled pickup. 

 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Roby George Park Pool

The Roby George Park Pool, located at 201 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030, is currently closed for unexpected repairs until further notice.  We will alert residents when the issue has been fixed and the pool is open for use. 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

HPS Sanitation

Please note the 2023 solid waste schedule mail-out has been delayed.  Customers should continue to follow their 2022 pickup days and zones until further notice.  Recycling and bulk waste pickups will continue on the same every other week...

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Solid Waste Schedule City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 29, 2022

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

Happy New Year 2023 (Golden Flyer with Gold Balloons)

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, January 2nd, 2023 in observance of the New Year. Offices will reopen at normal business hours Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. 
-There will be no Trolley Service on January 1st, 2023 and will ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Parks & Rec Present Movies In the Park Series: A Goofy Movie

Purple Flyer Movies-in-the-Park - A Goofy Movie

WHAT: Movies in the Park: A Goofy Movie

WHEN: Friday, January 20th 2023, 6:30pm

WHERE: Harris Field 1034 NE 8th St., Homestead, FL 33035

 

The ‘90s are back and so is the City of Homestead Park and Recrea...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2022

City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Christmas

Holiday Hours 2017

We would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season to all. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
Please Note: 
-Offices of the City of Homestead in observance of the Christmas Holiday will be closed Friday, December 23th, a...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Councilwoman Bailey Thanks Chief Centeno and Fire Station 16 for Community Safety Donation

Fire Station 16 and Councilwoman Bailey pose after receiving award

Florida has one of the highest rates of unintentional drownings among children in the United States, a statistic that Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey is working to change with the help of Firefighter Chief Ricardo Centeno and Fire Station 16.  At ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Homestead/Florida City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast

 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Looking into the distance

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 take place at 7 AM on Friday, January 13th at the Phichol Williams C...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Notice of Public Input: Homestead Sports Complex

City Logo Blue Background

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

Movies in the Park Graphic feat. The Santa Clause Movie

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: December 27, 2022

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Vice Mayor Julio Guzman is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 12th, 2023 from 7pm-8pm at the Dickinson Community Center located at 1601 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030.
The event is free and open to the public. Representatives from D. R. Hor...
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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Homestead Parks Master Plan Workshop Scheduled for December 1st

Parks Master Plan Workshop 12/1

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

Happy Thanksgiving Graphic

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

Mayor and Council with the officer of the month recipient

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

Mayor and Council with big breast cancer check

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

Happy Veterans Day Graphic

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

Traffic Advisory Race Weekend Graphic

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

Man speaking to microphone accepting Proclamation

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

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

Mayor and Council with Law enforcement at the dais

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

Losner Park Grand Opening Flyer

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

Woman speaking into microphone for presentation

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

Donate today Graphic Hurricane Ian

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

Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

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

Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

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

Hurricane Ian Graphic

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!

SPooktacular Event Flyer 2022

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

Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

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

Tropical Depression 9 Update Graphic

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

Losner with Kevin Proclamation

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

National Night out Flyer Graphic

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

Artist in the spotlight graphic

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

Bailey Presenting Award

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

City Hall Palms

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

Losner on Stage at State of the City address

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

Labor day Closed

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

Sewer Line Smoke Testing (1)

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

Turkey Point Siren Testing

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

Hurricane Andrew 30th anniversary Event Flyer

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

City Logo Blue Background

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

Losner presenting proclamation to resident

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

Eats and Beats Aug Flyer

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

Small Business Clinic Graphic

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

Councilwoman Fairclough presenting award

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

Vice Mayor Julio Guzman Presenting Certificates to teams

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

Councilman Roth Reading Proclamation

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

Vice Mayor Guzman with soldiers

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 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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

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

Losner Park Trees

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

Lunch and Learn Flyer

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

Councilwoman Fairclough presenting award

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

Race to the 4th event graphic with sponsors

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

Councilwoman Bailey with Boys that Bake Recipients

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

Councilwoman Avila with Girl Scouts Troup

“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

Councilwoman with Artist in the Spotlight Recipients

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

Mayors Youth Council Open Enrollment Graphic

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

Potential Tropical Cyclone one Updates Graphic

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 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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Posted on: May 19, 2022

City of Homestead Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

Parks Master Plan meeting flyer

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

Military personnel showing equipment to child

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 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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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

Losner presenting proclamation to Troop 418

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

Councilwoman Bailey Reading Proclamation

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

Fairclough With Delta Sorority

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

Avila presenting Certificate to student

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

Councilman Fletcher with child holding award

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

Superintendent Dotres Meet & Greet Event Flyer

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

Easter 2022 Event Poster Graphic

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

Girls Collecting Trash

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

Movies in the Park Encanto Graphic

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

Flood Insurance Rate Maps Changing Graphic

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

Movies in the Park Cars Event Flyer

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

Presidents Day Graphic

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

City Logo Blue Background

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: 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