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Posted on: September 18, 2019

2019 City of Homestead Primary Election Early Voting Information

Early Voting

Early voting for the 2019 City of Homestead Primary Election will occur September 26-28, 2019 at the William F. Dickinson Community Center located at 1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030.  Polls will be open 11am-7pm on Thursday, September 26,...
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Posted on: September 13, 2019

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 12, 2019

Improvements Coming to Audubon Park Tennis Courts

Tennis Players

Resurfacing underway!  The tennis courts at Audubon Park will be closed beginning Monday, September 16, 2019 while improvements are made.  The courts are expected to reopen Friday, September 27, 2019.  

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Meet Your Perfect Match at the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency

Group of Entrepreneurs

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wants to help local businesses find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:30pm to 7:00pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Homestead Inaugurates New Soccer Fields with Opening Ceremony

New Soccer Fields Grand Opening

Homestead soccer fans had a lot to celebrate this past Friday when the City of Homestead inaugurated the new soccer fields at the Homestead Sports Complex in conjunction with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Fall Season Opening Ceremony. &...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Local Educator Mini Grant Application Now Open

Education Mini Grant Flyer 2019

The City of Homestead Education Committee has officially opened applications for its Local Educator Mini Grants.  Teachers and counselors employed within the City of Homestead City Limits are eligible to apply. Grants are limited to one per class...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Homestead to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Soccer Fields

Soccer Fields Grand Opening Web News

On Friday, September 6, 2019, the City of Homestead will bring new meaning to “Friday Night Lights” with an epic Grand Opening Celebration for the new soccer fields at the Homestead Sports Complex located at 1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homest...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

State of Emergency Lifted, City Operations Normal

City Hall Exterior

The City of Homestead has lifted the State of Emergency originally declared Friday, August 30, 2019 in response to Hurricane Dorian. All City operations are running on a normal schedule.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2019

City Offices Closed for Labor Day, Emergency Management Staff Remains Vigilant

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.  Emergency Management Staff is still monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian and encourages residents to remain prepared.  Emer...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Significant Impacts from Hurricane Dorian Unlikely, Staff Still Monitoring the Storm

Hurricane Dorian Update

The latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian looks promising for Homestead.  As of now, it is unlikely that we will feel significant impacts, but there is a possibility of Tropical Force winds.  The City of Homestead urges residents to remai...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

City of Homestead Emergency Management Staff Monitoring Hurricane Dorian

State of Emergency Hurricane Dorian Update

The City of Homestead declared a State of Emergency Friday, August 30, 2019 in response to Hurricane Dorian – a major Category 3 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency, the City is ensuring ample time, resources, and flexib...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

City of Homestead Additional Sandbag Distribution for Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian Sandbag Distribution

In light of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian, the City of Homestead will offer sandbag distributions for residents on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at Roby George Park (211 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030) and the Homestead Sports...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 1, 2019

HPS Energy Reminds Customers of Storm Safety & Outage Reporting Procedures

Hurricane Dorian HPS Info Graphic

As Hurricane Dorian approaches, Homestead Public Services Energy encourages its customers to be prepared and check their hurricane plans.  With wind and rain impacts to Homestead still possible, there may be power outages.  Customers can...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates 12:30 PM Friday, August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Update

The City of Homestead is continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian and encourages all Homestead residents to check their hurricane plans.  The current forecast shows impacts to Homestead coming as early as Sunday morning.  There is currentl...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City of Homestead Sandbag Distribution for Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian Sandbag Distribution

In light of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian, the City of Homestead will offer sandbag distributions for residents on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 12pm to 7pm at Roby George Park (211 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030) and the Homestead Sports C...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City of Homestead Monitoring Hurricane Dorian, HPS Sanitation Pickups May Be Affected

Hurricane Dorian Update

The City of Homestead is currently monitoring Hurricane Dorian and encourages all Homestead residents to check their hurricane plans. It is too early to know the exact impacts for South Florida, but wind and rain impacts are likely late this weekend into ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

City Staff Monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian

Trop Storm Dorian Track 08.28.2019

The City of Homestead is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian and encourages all residents to check their hurricane plans. There is no immediate danger and we will continue to keep you updated. For emergency preparedness tips and important con...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes Somerset Academy’s STEM Designation

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Somerset STEM Designation

At the August 21st Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough announced that Somerset Academy South Homestead and Somerset Academy Oaks were recently designated as STEM schools —institutions which focus on science, technology, engin...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Homestead Police Department “Superheroes” to Host National Night Out

National Night Out 2019 Flyer

The “Superheroes” of Homestead Police Department will join more than 16,000 communities across the country when it hosts National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

‘Recognizing Our Hometown Heroes,’ Mayor Shelley Proclaims August 21st Lineworkers Appreciation Day

Mayor Shelley Proclaims August 21st Lineworkers Appreciation Day

Mayor Stephen Shelley proclaimed May 21st Lineworkers Appreciation Day at the Special Presentation held on the same day. The City of Homestead joined the State of Florida to celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day in honor of the men and women who r...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

2019 City of Homestead Election Information

2019 City of Homestead Election Information

The City of Homestead Primary Election is October 1, 2019 and the General Election is November 5, 2019.  The voter registration deadline for the Primary Election is September 3, 2019 and the deadline for the General Election is October 7, 2019. &...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Homestead Police Department Reminds Residents to "Park Smart"

Park Smart 2019

The Homestead Police Department reminds residents to "park smart."   Criminals have recently been targeting unlocked vehicles near shopping plazas, fitness centers, and residential areas.  So, make sure you lock your car, park ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 1, 2019

September 2019 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Homestead Certified by National Weather Service as StormReady Community

StormReady Logo

National Weather Service officials have recertified Homestead, Florida as a StormReady community.  The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. The City of Homestead was first cer...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Inside Homestead August 2019

Inside Homestead

This episode has good news about Homestead schools, the latest on entertainment and retail in Downtown Homestead, and HPD's Cookies with Rookies event. Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Homestead & Miami Dade College Invest in Homestead’s Future with Student Success Center

MDC Success Center Signing Ceremony 2019

The City of Homestead and Miami Dade College (MDC) embarked on the next step in revitalizing Downtown Homestead this Wednesday when leaders from both organizations memorialized a property transfer for MDC’s future Student Success Center across f...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Homestead & Miami Dade College to Host Signing Ceremony for Future Student Success Center

MDC Signing Ceremony 2019

The City of Homestead and Miami Dade College (MDC) will embark on the next step in revitalizing Downtown Homestead by memorializing a property transfer for MDC’s future Student Success Center across from City Hall.  A Signing Ceremony w...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Councilman Larry Roth Honors Homestead Police Explorers

Councilman Roth Honors Police Explorers 2019

At the July 24th Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the Homestead Police Explorers who, in June, had competed against teams from 22 other Florida municipalities at the annual competition held in Palm Beach Gardens and took home two im...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Miami-Dade Commission On Ethics to Host Clean Campaign Class at City Hall

Clean Campaign Class August 2019

Candidates, campaign workers and politically active citizens involved in local elections are encouraged to attend the “Clean Campaign Class” sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and the Miami-Dade County De...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Test July 22-24, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Florida Power and Light will be conducting Turkey Point siren maintenance from Monday, July 22, 2019 thru Wednesday, July 24, 2019 between the hours of 8am to 5:30pm.  This maintenance will occur on each siren individually and includes both verba...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Director of HPS Energy Elected as Chair of Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Director Chair FMPA 2019

Homestead Public Services Energy Director Barbara Quiñones was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA).   She replaces outgoing Chair Bill Conrad and has served as Vice Chair of the Board s...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Meet the Homestead Police Department at Cookies with Rookies

Cookies with Rookies July 2019

The Homestead Police Department invites the community to connect with the newest Homestead Officers at “Cookies with Rookies” on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11am–2pm at Panera Bread (2493 NE 9th Court, Homestead, FL).  ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Watch the Homestead Station Topping Off Video

Homestead Station Tops Off

Homestead Station celebrated its Topping Off, which is the completion of its vertical construction. That’s one step closer to the opening of a transit center, movies, bowling, dining, and video arcade in Downtown Homestead this October! &nbs...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Thousands Celebrate America’s Independence at Homestead’s “Race to the 4th!”

Race to the 4th Post 2019

For the ninth year in a row, South Florida residents descended upon the Homestead-Miami Speedway in a wave of red, white, and blue to celebrate Independence Day at the City of Homestead’s “Race to the 4th.” Families enjoyed f...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Announces Best Foot Forward Back to School Shopping Experience

Fairclough Best Foot Forward 2019

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough is kicking off the 2019-2020 school year with her Best Foot Forward VIP Shopping Experience. Register at www.cityofhomestead.com/bestfoot. Due to the limited supply, only one student per household will be selected. This op...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Inside Homestead July 2019

Inside Homestead

We’re talking about hurricane prep, record low crime stats, and the best fireworks show in South Florida. Tune in now to find out more about what's happening in your community on Inside Homestead.

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Independence Day

City Hall Image for Closures

The offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at normal business hours Friday, July 5, 2019.  Please note that HPS Sanitation Customers with normally scheduled Thursda...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum to be Lit in Honor of Homestead Pioneer

Town Hall Lighting and Memorial New Date

The City of Homestead and the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum will host a Lighting Ceremony and Memorial for former Homestead Vice Mayor and Museum Director Ruth Campbell on Wednesday, July 10th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the Historic Homestead Town ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Public Notice: Revised Public Comment Period & Public Meeting Related to FY 2019-20 CDBG Allocation

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CITY OF HOMESTEAD

NOTICE OF REVISED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FY 2019-2020 CDBG ALLOCATION AND ACTION PLAN, FAIR HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF THE CITY

2019 CDBG ALLOCATION

The City of Homestead has been awarded ap...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Councilwoman Bailey Honors Bonnie King and Omega Psi Phi Pi Nu Chapter with Special Proclamations

Councilwoman Bailey Honors Bonnie King and Omega Psi Phi Pi Nu Chapter with Special Proclamations

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey took time at the June 19, 2019 Special Presentations to acknowledge the contributions of Bonnie King and the Pi Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to the City of Homestead.

Councilwoman Bailey said, “We had ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Councilwoman Bailey Acknowledges Southwest Advisory Committee and Renews Call for Logo Submissions

Councilwoman Bailey Acknowledges Southwest Advisory Committee and Renews Call for Logo Submissions

At the Special Presentation on June 19th, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey honored the efforts of the South West Advisory Committee and their recent efforts in organizing ArtWalk Homestead’s Art in the Park on May 25th at Blakey Park. The Southwes...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

EVENT POSTPONED: Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum to be Lit in Honor of Homestead Pioneer

Town Hall Lighting and Memorial

This event has been postponed due to weather.  A new date will be announced soon.  

The City of Homestead and the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum will host a Lighting Ceremony and Memorial for former Homestead Vice Mayor and Museum Di...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Homestead Police Department Welcomes Three New Reserve Officers

Reserve Officer Swearing In June 2019

For the Homestead Police Department (HPD), a commitment to serving the community is key for any member of the force.  On June 17th, three new reserve officers committed to that vision after being sworn in and welcomed by Homestead Police Chief Al...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

New Hours at the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Miami Museum Month 2018

The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum located at 41 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 will now operate Wednesday through Saturday from 1pm until 5pm.  

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

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

Race to the 4th 2019 News

Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music at South Florida’s most exciting attraction!  The Homestead-Miami Speedway, located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. Homestead, FL 33035, will be awash in a sea of reds, whites, and blues ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Councilman Maldonado Selected to Lead Statewide Policy Committee

FLC Logo

Homestead Councilman Elvis Maldonado was selected as Chair of the 2019-2020 Florida League of Cities Legislative Policy Committee on Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations.  This committee addresses municipal concerns relating to transp...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

FDOT to Hold Public Meeting

FDOT Logo

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the William F. Dickinson Community Center located at 1601 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  The meeting will pertain to a repavi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Holds Father's Day Essay Contest

Fairclough Fathers Day 2019 Essay Contest

Councilwoman Fairclough is holding a Father’s Day Essay contest for students of all ages. In 500 words, students are asked to describe why their dad is so special. Students should include their name, age, the school they attend, and contact numb...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Clarification Regarding Homestead Temporary Influx Facility

Homestead Immigrant Center Sign

The City of Homestead has received many inquiries in regards to the “Homestead temporary influx facility” currently housing unaccompanied immigrant children near the Homestead Air Reserve Base and we want to take this opportunity to cl...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors School for Advanced Studies Homestead

Fairclough SAS Proclamation

At the May 29th Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough announced that the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) in Homestead was the #1 high school in Miami-Dade County. She invited Dr. Omar Monteagudo, SAS principal, to join her at the front...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Graduates and Their ‘Heart to Serve’

Fairclough MYC 2019 Grads

At the Special Presentations on May 29, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took time to honor three young women and their dedicated service to the City of Homestead.

Councilwoman Fairclough said, “As Liaison to the City of Homestead’s Edu...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Test June 7, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, June 7, 2019 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish. This test is a required part of Turkey Point's a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Councilman Roth Recognizes Winners of the Community Relations Board’s Spring Student Essay Contest

Councilman Roth CRB Spring 2019 Essay Winners

Councilman Larry Roth announced the winners of the Community Relation Board’s (CRB) Spring Essay Contest during the May 29th Special Presentation. Essays submitted by students were judged by the Community Relations Board, which includes resident...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Public Notice: Public Comment Period & Public Meeting Related to FY 2019 CDBG Allocation

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CITY OF HOMESTEAD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FY 2019 CDBG ALLOCATION AND ACTION PLAN, NSP AMENDMENT, SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2018-2019 CDBG PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, FAIR HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

2019 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 29, 2019

Public Notice: City of Homestead Disadvantage Business Enterprise Goals Fiscal Years 2019 - 2022

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PUBLIC NOTICEThe City of HomesteadDisadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals Fiscal Years 2019 - 2022 

The City of Homestead (City) has set its Disadvantage Business Enterprise (“DBE”) goal for federally funded contracts for ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 and there will be no Trolley Service in observance of Memorial Day.  Offices will reopen at normal business hours and Trolley Service will resume as usual on Tuesday, May 28...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Homestead Police Department to Hold Gun Buyback Event

HPD Gun Buyback June 2019

The Homestead Police Department will host a Gun Buyback Event Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge located at 675 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030.  Anyone can come and turn in guns to receive cash...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Southwest Advisory Committee Opens Logo Design Contest

SWAC Logo Design Contest

The Southwest Advisory Committee is looking for submissions for its new logo.  The submission deadline is Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4pm.  Entries can be mailed or dropped off to City Hall (ATTN: SWAC) at 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 3303...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Homestead Builds the Future with Homestead Cybrary Construction Job Fair

Cybrary Construction Job Fair 2019 Post May

Homestead residents signed up to build the future at the Homestead Cybrary Construction Job Fair hosted at the Phichol Williams Community Center.  Attendees met with multiple companies representing various trades that will help build the Homestea...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Homestead’s 8th Annual Military Appreciation Day a Huge Success

Military Appreciation Day Post 2019

The picturesque streets of Historic Downtown Homestead transformed for Military Appreciation Day as military and civilians came together for a day of food, drinks, music, and performances.  The eighth annual community event was a chance to celebr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Homestead Police Partners for “GPS” Summer Youth Program

GPS Summer 2019

Registration is now open for the Guiding the Path to Success (GPS) Summer Program.  This summer enrichment program is open to students from Kindergarten through 5th Grade and will take place June 10, 2019—July 31, 2019 7:30AM-5:30PM at ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

New Playground Coming to James Archer Smith Park

James Archer Smith New Playground 2019

New Playground Coming Soon!  The playground at James Archer Smith Park will be temporarily closed while improvements are made.  The new playground is expected to open within the next four weeks.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Build Your Future at the Homestead Cybrary Construction Job Fair

Cybrary Construction Job Fair 2019

Build your future at the Homestead Cybrary Construction Job Fair Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 2pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030).  Attendees will have the chance to meet with multiple comp...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Wins Statewide Community Service Contest

MYC FLC Winners 2019

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council was among five municipal youth councils from cities throughout Florida to win a statewide community service contest.  Their “Government Shutdown Relief Project” focused on helping ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Homestead Public Services Recognizes National Electrical Safety Month

HPS Energy

In recognition of National Electrical Safety Month, Homestead Public Services is urging Homestead residents and businesses to review important electric safety measures that can prevent electrically related fatalities, injuries and property loss b...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Art in the Park

Art in the Park 2019

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) will host Art in the Park presented by ArtWalk Homestead on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm.  The free event will take place at Blakey Park, located at 600 SW 14th...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program Registration Now Open

PAL Summer Program 2019

Registration is now open for the Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program.  This free enrichment program is open to students entering eighth through twelfth grades and will take place June 10, 2019—August 2, 2019...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

2019 Registration Now Open for CareerSource South Florida & Homestead Summer Job Program

Career Source

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) have partnered once again to find jobs for local students while school is out.

Enrollment is now open for the 3rd Annual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), designed to place kids in entry-lev...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Inside Homestead April 2019

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we're talking about events in Downtown, big honors for Homestead Police, and the Special Olympics.  Watch now to find out more...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Mayor Shelley Proclaims April Fair Housing Month in Homestead

Mayor Shelley Fair Housing Month 2019

At the April 17th Special Presentations, Mayor Stephen Shelley highlighted the observance of April as Fair Housing Month, as well as the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The annual observance is designed to bring awareness to Fair Housing practic...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Councilman Roth Highlights Autism Awareness in Observance of World Autism Awareness Month

Councilman Roth Autism Awareness 2019

World Autism Awareness Month is observed annually in April, and Councilman Larry Roth brought attention to the condition of autism at the April 17th Special Presentations. Autism is estimated to effect 31,133 children in the state of Florida and 1,184 chi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Military and Civilians Connect at Homestead Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day 2019 News

On Saturday, May 11th, Historic Downtown Homestead will transform into a showcase of all things military from 2pm to 7pm as specialized military vehicles and interactive displays take over for the 8th annual Military Appreciation Day.  The free c...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Homestead Summer Camp Registration Begins May 1st

Summer Camp 2019 News

Spend the summer exploring the outdoors, making new friends, learning new games, and having fun at the City of Homestead’s 2019 Summer Camp.  The eight week program runs June 10th through August 2nd, Monday—Friday, 7:30AM&...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

CDBG Grant Funding Available for Senior Citizen Programming

CDBG Senior Citizen Programming Grant

The City of Homestead is offering $72,000.00 of Community Development Block Grant Program funds for FY 2018-2019 to fund Senior Citizen Activities, with special attention focused on the Southwest Area of Homestead, and $112,000 to fund Senior Citizen Acti...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Announces Spring Essay Contest

CRB Spring 2019 Essay Contest

The Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board Spring Essay Contest is now open.  Students in grades 5-12 are invited to enter for a chance to win a tablet.  Essays must be 500 words and based on the prompt “What is somet...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 14, 2019

Traffic Alert on SW 328th Street between US-1 and Krome Avenue

News Item Traffic Pattern SW 328 January 2019

There will be a modified traffic pattern on SW 328th Street between US-1 and Krome Avenue Monday-Tuesday, April 15-16, 2019 from 8am to 4pm.  During this time westbound lanes will be closed and eastbound lanes will be modified to accommodate both...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Test April 8-10, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point siren maintenance Monday, April 8th through Wednesday, April 10th between the hours of 8 AM and 5:30 PM. Maintenance will be done to each siren individually and will consist of siren rotation as well as verbal and air-h...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates Women’s History Month, Recognizes Homestead Women

Fairclough Womens History 2019

In commemorating Women’s History Month at the March 20th Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough said, “I’m excited to recognize some phenomenal women in the community. March is Women’s History Month...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee to Host Champions for Education Event

Champions for Education 2019

Councilwoman Patricia D. Fairclough, Ed.S and the Homestead Education Committee will host the fifth annual Champions for Education Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30pm in the Seminole Theatre located at 18 North Krome Avenue, H...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Councilwoman Bailey and SWAC to Host Free First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

CPR Training SWAC

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee will host a free first aid, CPR, and AED training on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  There will be two sessions from 9am until 12pm and from 1pm until 4pm at the Phichol Williams Comm...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Vice Mayor Burgess Recognizes Youth Soccer in Homestead & the AYSO Region 805 Board

Burgess AYSO Recognition

Following the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) State Games held in West Palm Beach in January, Vice Mayor Jon Burgess recognized the accomplishments of AYSO Region 805 at the City Council Presentations on March 20th, including both its board and ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Traffic Alert on SW 328th Street between US-1 and Krome Avenue

News Item Traffic Pattern SW 328 January 2019

There will be a modified traffic pattern on SW 328th Street between US-1 and Krome Avenue Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30 and Monday-Tuesday April 1-2.  During this time westbound lanes will be closed and eastbound lanes will be modified to accomm...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

City of Homestead to Host Public Meeting regarding Community Development Block Program

City Logo Blue Background

The City will conduct a public meeting at Phichol Williams Community Center on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm to:

  1. Obtain citizen input on Housing and Community Development Needs within the City of Homestead
  2. Obtain citizen comment and input on the Commu...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

City Announces Availibity for CDBG for Public Services Grant FY 2018-2018 and FY 2019-2020

City Logo Blue Background

The City of Homestead will make available $72,000 of Community Development Block Grant Program funds to fund Senior Citizen Activities for FY 2018-2019, with special attention focused on the southwest area of Homestead.

The City is also making available $1...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Chief Rolle to be inducted to 2019 Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame

Chief Rolle Headshot Exterior

Homestead Police Chief Alexander E. Rolle, Jr. has been chosen for induction into the 2019 Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the field of Law Enforcement.  The Alumni Hall of Fame honors extraordinary alumni ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Inside Homestead March 2019

Inside Homestead

In this episode of Inside Homestead, we're talking about downtown developments, science Saturdays, and your National Parks.  Watch now to find out more!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Celebrate Spring at the Homestead Easter Egg Hunt

Easter 2019 News

Spring has sprung in Homestead as preparations begin for the annual Homestead Easter Egg Hunt.  Hundreds of families will enjoy an evening of crafts, food trucks, and an egg hunt Friday, April 12, 2019 at 6PM.  The Egg Hunt will begin pr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Homestead, Let's Recycle!

Recycling  Bin

It's not always easy to remember what you can and can't recycle. Watch this new video to learn more about how you can make sure Homestead is recycling right. For more information visit www.cityofhomestead.com/recycle or call 305-224-4860.

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

March 2019 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes Lt. Bryce Barker and Detective Raul Cabrera

Fairclough Cabrera Barker Recognition

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took a few minutes at the Special Presentations on February 20 to recognize Lt. Bryce Barker and Detective Raul Cabrera. Their excellent police work resulted in a “happy ending” for a Homestead family i...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Vice Mayor Burgess Introduces Special Presentation on the Need for Bone Marrow Donations

Burgess Bone Marrow Presentation

On February 20th, Vice Mayor Jon Burgess introduced a Special Presentation on the need for bone marrow donors, in support of a resolution passed by the Homestead City Council to encourage residents to get tested to see if they are a match for Julian Moral...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes the First Graders at First United Methodist Christian School

Fairclough Roxaboxen

During the February 20th Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation, saying, “We have lots of kids in the audience. . .that makes my heart smile. We are here with our first graders from First United M...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Artists in the Spotlight: Susan Sorrentino, Carlos Franco and William C. Bunce

Shelley Artist Feb March

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on December 20th, Mayor Stephen Shelley introduced Susan Sorrentino, who, along with Carlos Franco and William C. Bunce, have been selected as Homestead’s Artists in the Spotlight for March 2...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

City of Homestead Swears In New Councilman

Councilman Guzman Sworn In

On the evening of February 21st, Homestead welcomed Councilman Julio Guzman to the City Council.  He took the Oath of Office administered by Homestead City Clerk Elizabeth Sewell.  Councilman Guzman was appointed to fill Council Seat #1 ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Families Connect with Nature at the Homestead Eco Fair

Eco Fair 2019 Post Event

South Florida families gathered in Historic Downtown Homestead to connect with nature during the fifth annual Homestead Eco Fair.  They enjoyed live animal encounters, tried local organic foods, and learned about the two National Parks bordering ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee With a Cop February 2019

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 9AM-1PM at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Avenue, Ho...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Homestead Police Department Reminds Residents to "Park Smart"

Park Smart

The Homestead Police Department reminds residents to "park smart."   Criminals have recently been targeting unlocked vehicles in shopping plazas and residential areas.  So, make sure you lock your car, park in a well-lit area, ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Inside Homestead February 2019

Inside Homestead

In this episode of Inside Homestead, we're giving you a recap of exciting past events and a heads up on events coming your way.  Watch now to find out more!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Offices Closed Presidents' Day

Presidents Day 2018

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Discover South Florida at the Homestead Eco Fair

Eco Fair 2019 Web News

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fifth annual Homestead Eco-Fair!  The FREE event will take place on Sa...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

February 2019 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Road Closure Extended: SE 14th Avenue at SW 328th Street

Road Closure Notice

Please note that the road closure of SE 14th Avenue at SW 328th Street will be extended through February 6th due to weather conditions. Working hours will be weekdays 7am-3pm, but the road will remain closed 24/7 during this period.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Test January 29-31, 2019

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point siren maintenance Tuesday, January 29th through Thursday, January 31st from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Part of the maintenance will include both verbal and air-horn sounds.  Call (772) 260-7692 for more information.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

HARB Routine Demolition Training January 24, 2019

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Force Base is conducting a routine demolition training operation today, January 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. During this time window there will be a maximum of 10 detonations.  Should you have any questions or concerns, co...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Dog Park at Mayor Roscoe Warren Park Temporarily Closed

Roscoe Warren Dog Park

Please note the Dog Park at Mayor Roscoe Warren Park (1400 E. Palm Drive) will be closed for drainage repairs Tuesday, January 22nd through Thursday, January 24th.  Contact Parks & Rec at 305-224-4570 for more information.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Road Closure Notice: SE 14th Avenue at SW 328th Street

Road Closure Notice

Please note that SE 14th Avenue at SW 328th Street will be closed January 17th through January 30th. Working hours will be weekdays 7am-3pm, but the road will remain closed 24/7 during this period.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Homestead Mayor Stephen R. Shelley Sworn In

Mayor Shelley Sworn In

On January 14, 2019, Stephen R. Shelly took the oath of office to become Homestead’s new Mayor during an intimate morning ceremony surrounded by his family.  His mother, Wanda Shelley, and father, Rickey Shelley, jointly administered th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Local Educators

Fairclough Education Mini Grant 2018

At the December 19 Special Presentations, Homestead educators gathered for the presentation of Education Mini Grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee and Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, who serves as committee chair.

Fairclough op...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes Volunteers for Homestead Middle School Beautification Project

Fairclough Beautification Presentation

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took time at the December 19th Special Presentations to acknowledge how the Homestead community offered its support to help a local school realize a long-held dream.

 

“I am a firm believer that strong sch...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Modified Traffic Pattern SW 328th Street from US 1 to Krome Avenue

News Item Traffic Pattern SW 328 January 2019

Please be advised there will be a new traffic patter on SW 328th Street from US 1 to Krome Avenue.  The two westbound lanes of SW 328 Street will be closed from US 1 to Krome Avenue from 01/14/19 through 02/15/19. The eastbound lanes will be chan...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Offices of 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 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22nd.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Single Lane Closure SW 328th Street US 1 to Krome Avenue

News Item Road Closure SW 328 January 2019

Starting Monday, January 7, 2019, there will be single lane closures west-bound and east-bound along SW 328 Street between US 1 and Krome Avenue. This closure is for work required for Pump Station 1 construction as contractors transfer flow connections fr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Inside Homestead Interviews Mayor Jeff Porter

Inside Homestead

Mayor Jeff Porter sat down with Inside Homestead for a final interview.  Watch to find out his thoughts on the City's accomplishments, his time in office, and his advice to Homestead's next generation of leaders.

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Homestead to Host Annual Breakfast Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

MLK Breakfast 2019 News Item

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 7AM on Friday, January 18th at the Phichol W...

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RSVP City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 1, 2018

January 2019 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 23, 2018

Homestead National Parks Trolley Service Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

The Homestead National Parks Trolley will provide service as originally scheduled every day December 26-30, 2018 and every weekend through April 21, 2019 despite the Federal Government Shutdown.  Visitors should note that there will be limited st...

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Schedules & Info City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Inside Homestead December 2018

Inside Homestead

In this episode of Inside Homestead, we're talking about holiday happenings, community events, and our neighboring National Parks.  Watch now to find out more!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

2019 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 continu...

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Solid Waste Schedule.... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

2019 MLK Weekend Events

MLK 2018 Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast—Friday, January 18, 2019 7AM

Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 Southwest 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030 (FREE)

This annual gathering is a morning of celebration and contemplation as everyone fr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Holiday Hours & Closings

Holiday Hours 2017

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, December 24th & Tuesday, December 25th and will reopen at normal business hours on December 26th.  The City's free Trolley service will not run on Tuesday, December 25th and will res...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Single Lane Closure SW 328th Street US 1 to Krome Avenue

News Item Road Closure SW 328 December 2018

Starting Thursday, December 20, 2018, there will be a single lane closure west-bound along SW 328 Street between US 1 and Krome Avenue. This closure is for work required for Pump Station 1 construction as contractors transfer flow connections from old Pum...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilman Larry Roth

Inside Homestead

Get to know your Councilman!  Councilman Larry Roth sat down with Inside Homestead to discuss his take on the city's growth, his charitable pursuits, and his vision for the future.  Watch now to find out more.

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

FY 2017-2018 CAPER Now Available

CAPER 2017 2018

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 is now available online.  Every year, the City of Homestead is required to submit a report on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) expenditures and pr...

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Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Movie with a Cop

Movie with a Cop January 2019

The Homestead Police Department Community Policing Unit will be hosting a free movie night with free popcorn on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, FL. Guests will also enjoy a bounc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

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

Holiday Trolley 2018

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 every day Dec...

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Schedule and Information City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 24, 2018

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns with New Routes and Stops

National Parks Trolley 2018

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service returns Saturday, December 29, 2018 with new routes and stops while still offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks every weeke...

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Schedule and Information... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 1, 2018

December 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Homestead Soars Higher at Mayor Jeff Porter’s Final State of the City Address

Soaring Higher Post State of the City

The Homestead community gathered in the heart of Downtown Homestead for the premiere of Soaring Higher, a short film celebrating Homestead’s past, present, and future as told by the people that contribute to its success every day.  The film was M...

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 12.07.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, December 7, 2018 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish. This test is a required part of Turkey Point...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Mayor Jeff Porter’s Final State of the City: Soaring Higher

Soaring Higher 2018

Soaring Higher is the story of Homestead’s past, present, and future as told by the people that contribute to its success every day.  Mayor Jeff Porter will present his final State of the City Video Address on Thursday, December 6th at ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Tickets for Dinner with Santa Sold Out

Dinner with Santa 2018 News

As of Tuesday, November 27, 2018 all tickets for Dinner with Santa have sold out.

Join the City of Homestead for an unforgettable evening of food and fun in a magical winter wonderland!  Dinner with Santa returns Friday, December 14, 2018 6PM-8:30...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed beginning Thursday, November 22nd and will reopen at normal hours Monday, November 26th.  The Trolley will not run on Thursday, November 22nd and will resume normal operation on Friday, November...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop December 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10AM-2PM at Starbucks (1029 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030).  ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Inside Homestead November 2018

Inside Homestead

In this episode of Inside Homestead, we're recapping Downtown events, getting ready for the holidays, and giving you updates on the NASCAR Championship weekend.  Watch now to find out more!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Tickets on Sale Now for Dinner With Santa!

Dinner with Santa 2018 News

Join the City of Homestead for an unforgettable evening of food and fun in a magical winter wonderland!  Dinner with Santa returns Friday, December 14, 2018 6PM-8:30PM at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, F...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Homestead-Miami Speedway

The NASCAR Championship Weekend begins Friday, November 16th.  Please note the following traffic information associated with the races:

Friday, November 16, 2018 │ Ford EcoBoost 200 (8PM)

There are limited traffic delays anticipated for this event....

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Turkey Giveaway

2018 SWAC Turkey Giveaway

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee will host a Turkey Giveaway at the Phichol Williams Community Center located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6pm.  Turkeys and other it...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018 and will reopen at normal business hours Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

NASCAR and Nature Collide

NASCAR Trolley 2018

Excitement and thrills on four wheels!  Normally this would refer to the action on the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, but this year it’s all about the special route of Homestead’s National Parks Trolley running from th...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

The City of Homestead Proclaims October 17, 2018 as Francisco ‘Frank’ Lopez Day

Frank Lopez Day Burgess Proclamation

Councilman Jon Burgess took time at the October 17th Special Presentations to honor Francisco “Frank” A. Lopez, a long-time member and chairman of the City of Homestead’s Firefighters Pension Board, and issuing a special proc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop November 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 8AM-12PM at Dunkin' Donuts (1814 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033).  ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Homestead’s Seminole Theatre Lights New Marquee

Seminole Lights New Marquee

Hundreds gathered for the countdown as Homestead’s Mayor & Council lighted the Seminole Theatre’s new marquee overlooking Krome Avenue.  As the marquee illuminated with a blaze of neon and a burst confetti, the crowd cheered and made their wa...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Mayor Porter Recognizes Detective Ryan Khawly as Officer of the Month for August 2018

Mayor Porter Detective Ryan Khawly

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Detective Ryan Khawly as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on October 17th for his exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the month of August 2018.

Captain Raymond DeJohn a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL Cities Week 2018

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 22-28, 2018.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Watch the 2018 Tribute to City Staff

2018 Tribute to City Staff

City of Homestead staff is here for you no matter what...there ain't no mountain high and ain't no valley low enough to keep us from serving you every day.  Watch the 2018 Tribute to City Staff now!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Not-for-Profit Organizations

CRA FY 2019 Not for Profit Grant Workshop

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Not-for-Profit Organizations Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00AM & Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 5:30PM in the Main Conference Room (Room 335) at Homestead City Ha...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey

Inside Homestead

Get to know your Councilwoman!  In her first interview with Inside Homestead, Councilwoman Bailey talks about what drove her to public service, her commitment to family, her goals for the Homestead community, and progress in Downtown Homestead.

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike October 14-21, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, October 14, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Florida’s Turnpike...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Homestead Celebrates New Marquee for the Historic Seminole Theatre

Seminole Theatre Marquee Lighting Web News

The City of Homestead invites the community to “step into the limelight” with the Seminole Theatre at a special celebration for the lighting of its new marquee Thursday, October 18th at 7PM at 18 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, Florida....

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors Winners of the Community Relations Board’s Fall Student Essay Contest

Councilman Roth Honor CRB Essay Contest Winners 2018

Councilman Larry Roth announced the winners of the Community Relations Board’s (CRB) Fall Essay Contest during the September 26 Special Presentations. Three members of the board joined him to make the presentation.  The CRB’s ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike October 7-11, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, October 7, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Florida’s Turnpike ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

City of Homestead Surplus Online Auction

COH Surplus Auction

The City of Homestead Surplus Online Auction opens Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00PM and ends Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00PM.  To view items available and get more information, visit the Bidera Government Auctions website.

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Auction Portal... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

October 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Inside Homestead October 2018

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead we’re talking about traffic relief for commuters, good news for taxpayers, and some big wins for the City.  Watch now to find out more.

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and FlU Partner to Offer Free Mammograms at City Hall

Fairclough Mammovan October 2018

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough and Florida International University's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center are offering free mammograms from 12PM to 6PM on Wednesday, October 24th at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030.  Mammog...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Nightly Closure of SW 162nd Avenue October 2-9, 2018

SW 162 Closed October 2018 News

Attention Drivers!  SW 162nd Avenue from SW 328th Street to SE 5th Street will be CLOSED NIGHTLY from 8PM to 5:30AM October 2, 2018 through October 9, 2018.  Detour signs will be posted.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 30 - October 4, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 30, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Florida’s Turnpi...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Halloween Comes to Homestead for Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday 2018

Tricks, treats, frights, and delights…all at Homestead’s Spooky Saturday Halloween event on Saturday, October 27th from 6PM to 9PM at Harris Field Pavilion (1034 NE 8th Street).  This free event features fun for all ages with...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

HPS Customer Service Online System Maintenance

HPS Bill Pay

The HPS Customer Service online system will be down for maintenance beginning at 3PM Friday, September 28, 2018 until 10AM on Monday, October 1, 2018.  This means customers will not be able to make payments or submit applications during this time...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Blasting Notice 09.28.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, September 28, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasti...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure SW 328th Street September 25-26, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly September 25th and 26th from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left onto Krome Ave.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 23-27, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 23, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Florida’s Turnpi...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Homestead Continues National Winning Streak

2018 3CMA Winners

The City of Homestead continued an impressive six-year winning streak at the 2018 City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s Savvy Awards Competition.  The annual competition recognizes cities and counties across the country for exc...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure Extended SW 328th Street September 20-21, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly through September 21st from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left onto Krome Ave.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure SW 328th Street September 18-19, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly starting tomorrow September 18th through 19th from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Road Closure Extended: SE 6th Avenue at SW 328th Street September 4-19, 2018

SE 6th Ave Closed Sept 2018

SE 6th Avenue between SW 328th Street and E Mowry Drive will be closed 10AM to 4PM daily through Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  The area will be accessible to local traffic from E Mowry Drive only.  For more information, please contact ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 9-13, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 9, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Florida’s Turnpik...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 09.07.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, September 7, 2018 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish. This test is a required part of Turkey Poin...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 for the Labor Day Holiday and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officers of the Month for May and June 2018

Porter Officers of the Month May June 2018

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on August 22, 2018 for their exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the months of May and June 2018, respec...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Florida City Gas Employees Present Generous Contribution to Start Off Smart

Porter FL City Gas SOS

At the Special Presentation on August 22nd, Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter announced that Florida City Gas would present a contribution to SOS (Start Off Smart). SOS is a non-profit organization and initiative of the Homestead Police Department that integrat...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

September 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley took time at the August 22nd Special Presentations to recognize the individuals, organizations and businesses that made Homestead’s 2018 Military Appreciation Day possible. The annual community event celebrates militar...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 6th Avenue at SW 328th Street September 4-14, 2018

SE 6th Ave Closed Sept 2018

SE 6th Avenue between SW 328th Street and E Mowry Drive will be closed 10AM to 4PM daily beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 through Friday, September 14, 2018.  The area will be accessible to local traffic from E Mowry Drive only.  For...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Roby George Park Pool Closed for Repairs

Pool at Roby

The pool at Roby George Park is closed until further notice due to repairs.  Residents will be notified when it reopens.  For more information on all of our parks and facilities, please visit www.cityofhomestead.com/parks

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.24.18

Blasting Notice

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 24, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Homestead Police Department to Host National Night Out

National Night Out 2018

The Homestead Police Department will join more than 16,000 communities across the country when it hosts National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, Florida. Th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test August 14-15, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point Siren Maintenance on August 14th & 15th from 8:00AM to 5:30PM.  Maintenance will include an opening announcement (“this is a test”), a 20 second Air-Horn sound, and a closing announcemen...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.17.18

Blasting Notice Sign

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 17, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike August 12-16, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, August 12, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Homestead Public Services Hosts Homestead Air Reserve Base for Training Partnership

HPS HARB Partnership Weekend August 2018

Teams from Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS) and Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) spend their weekend forging new connections.  HARB Reservists assisted HPS Staff with several important tasks at the Homestead Power Plant as part of a Mutual...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.08.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 8, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting e...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike August 5-9, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, August 5, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

  • Florida’s ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Inside Homestead July 2018

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we’re talking about downtown revitalization, small business assistance, and tons of summer fun.  Inside Homestead starts right now...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

August 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.02.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 2, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting e...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 29-August 2, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 29, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Meet Your Perfect Match at the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency

CRA Loan Matchmaker Web News

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wants to help local businesses in the CRA Area find their perfect match at the Small Business Lender Matchmaker on Tuesday, August 7th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Homestead C...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Blasting Notice 07.25.18

Blasting Notice Sign

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, July 25, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 22-26, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 22, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

  • Florida’s T...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Hurricane Preparedness Event

Community Policing Hurricane Prep Event 2018

The Homestead Police Department Community Policing Unit will host a Hurricane Preparedness Event Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10AM-2PM at the Homestead Lowe’s, located at 1850 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033.  The event gives residents...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

HARB Routine Demolition Training July 18, 2018

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Force Base is conducting a routine demolition training operation today, July 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. During this time window there will be several detonations.  Should you have any questions or concerns, contact their...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Road Closure Extended: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street closure has been extended until 5PM Wednesday, July 18, 2018. This is necessary for the Miami-Dade County Contractor to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-28...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 14, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 15-22, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 15, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

  • Florida’s T...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 15, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street July 16-17, 2018

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street will be closed starting Monday, July 16th at 7AM through Tuesday, July 17th at 5PM. This is necessary to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-285-9191 for more...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough to Host “Best Foot Forward” Back to School Shoe Shopping Event

Best Foot Forward 2018

Dozens of local children will step into the first day of school with confidence thanks to Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough’s “Best Foot Forward” event.  The VIP shoe shopping experience will take place on Saturday, A...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

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: July 12, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Looking for Local Artists

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight December 2017

Homestead Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program.  Participating artists will be able to display their artwork in the Seminole Theatre lobby for a period of two months and ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

New Northbound Turnpike Ramp Opening Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Turnpike Ramp Open July 18th

Good news!  The new Northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and SW 152nd Avenue will be open Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  At the same time, the existing Northbound Turnpike Ramp will close for four weeks while contractors work on improv...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street July 12-13, 2018

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street will be closed starting Thursday, July 12th at 7AM through Friday, July 13th at 5PM. This is necessary to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-285-9191 for mor...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 8-15, 2018

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 8, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

  • Northbound or southbou...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Drain & Cover! Mosquito Season is Here

Mosquito Control

As mosquito season arrives, be sure to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes carry.  The easiest way to help stop mosquitoes is to Drain & Cover: drain standing water from common areas around your...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Homestead Celebrates America at the “Race to the 4th!”

Race to the 4th 2018 Post

The Homestead-Miami Speedway was awash in a sea of red, white, and blue for the eighth year in a row as thousands of people flocked to the City of Homestead’s “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash.  The evening of fun dedicated to all things A...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Temporary Hours at Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Miami Museum Month 2018

The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum at 43 N. Krome Ave. will be open every Saturday 1PM-5PM and available for special access by calling 305-230-9572 until further notice.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 5-6, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

  • Northbound or southb...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Blasting Notice 07.03.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, July 3, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike 06.29.2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

Please be advised that  the contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will perform a closure of southbound SW 152nd Avenue/Kingsman Road (east of the Turnpike) between Campbell Drive/SW 31...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Homestead PIO Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

FMCA Logo

The City of Homestead’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Zackery Good, was recently selected to serve on the Florida Municipal Communicators Association (FMCA) founding Board of Directors.

The FMCA is a professional network of individuals providing commun...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Inside Homestead June 2018

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Catch up on major developments in Downtown Homestead, hurricane preparedness, mosquito control, and our annual Independence Day bash.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey Celebrates Amazing Success of Homestead’s First ArtWalk

Councilwoman Bailey Presents to Artwalk Recipients

At the Special Presentation on June 20th, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey celebrated the City’s very first ArtWalk Homestead: Festival of the Arts, which she and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) had hosted on June 2nd, in Losner Park. The ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Pool at Roby George Park to Reopen Saturday, June 23

Pool at Roby

The pool at Roby George Park will reopen just in time for the first official Saturday of the summer.

If you're looking for a way to beat the heat, you can hit the water again at 10 a.m. on June 23.

The pool, located at 201 SW 11 Avenue, was closed for repai...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Blasting Notice 06.21.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, June 21, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 17-21, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, June 17th. These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Northbound or southbound Florid...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen for ‘Answering the Call Every Time’

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen

At the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the hard work and dedication that the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy linemen put into their work serving the Homestead community last year, particularly following Hurricane Irma...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parent Information Meeting for Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program

PAL Parent Meeting Summer Youth Enrichment 2018

The Homestead Police Athletic League will host a Parent Information Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5PM in the Phichol Williams Community Center, located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.  The meeting is open to all parents of current ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert June 14-15, 2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

FDOT's Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will require overnight closures along eastbound Campbell Drive at SW 152nd Avenue/Kingsman Road:

  • Two eastbound lanes of Campbell Drive from Newton Road to SW 152nd Aven...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Councilman Burgess Honors Homestead Senior High School Poetry Team

Councilman Burgess Recognizes HSH Poetry Team

During the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Jon Burgess celebrated the creativity and courage of six high school students from Homestead to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences through the medium of poetry.

Homestead Senior High School ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

June 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening at the William F. Dickinson Community Center this month in the latest newsletter.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 10-14, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that are part of the new Northbound Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.
  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Wins Award from Florida League of Cities

MYC Wins for MLK Day of Service

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council has once again demonstrated its superior commitment to serving the Homestead community.  The group won second place for their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in the 2018 Municipal Youth Council...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.09.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, June 8, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

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

Race to the 4th 2018 News

Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music at South Florida’s most exciting attraction!  The Homestead-Miami Speedway located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. Homestead, FL 33035 will be awash in a sea of reds, whites, and blues fo...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Northbound Turnpike Closure Scheduled June 7, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a full closure of northbound Florida’s Turnpike during the following dates and times:

All lanes northbound on Florida’s Turnpike between SW 120th Street and Kendall Drive/SW ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Construction Begins With a Bang at Homestead Station in Downtown Homestead

Homestead Station Construck Kick Off Event

More than a thousand people gathered to celebrate the first new commercial development in Downtown Homestead in decades.  The event marked the start of construction on Homestead Station, a major development that will feature a Showbiz Cinemas fam...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Homestead Honors Military & Military Moms at Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day Event  2018

The streets of Downtown Homestead transformed for Military Appreciation Day as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the military and military moms.  The annual community event was a chance to enjoy food, drinks, live music, and performances w...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Homestead Public Services Updating Payment Drop Box Locations

Customer Service Drop Box Location Update

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service Drop Box located at 711 NE 1st Road will be closed.  Customers can continue to drop off payments at the Drop Boxes located at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, F...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

HPS Energy Participating in One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Nation

HPS Energy Announces Solar Project Participation

Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS Energy) announced its participation in the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable HPS-Energy to provide renewable energy to its customers in the most cost-effective way. D...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Southbound Turnpike Closure Schedule June 4, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a full closure of southbound Florida’s Turnpike to allow crews to install an overhead sign structure in this area. In order to perform this work safely, traffic will be detoured durin...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 3-7, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, June 3rd.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Northbound or southbou...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 06.01.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, June 1, 2018 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

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 29, 2018

Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program Registration Now Open

PAL Summer Youth Enrichment 2018

Registration is now open for the Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program.  This free enrichment program is open to students entering ninth through twelfth grades and will take place June 18, 2018-August 10, 2018 8AM-3PM a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Drain & Cover! Mosquito Season is Here

Mosquito Control

As mosquito season arrives, be sure to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes carry.  The easiest way to help stop mosquitoes is to Drain & Cover: drain standing water from common areas around your...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host ArtWalk Homestead

2018 ArtWalk Homestead Reschedule

The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) will host the inaugural ArtWalk Homestead on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Come experience a FREE Festival of the Arts Community Day taking place at Losner Park 104...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.09.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, May 9, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Movies, Bowling, & Transit Center Coming to Downtown Homestead

Homestead Station Construction Kick Off News

Celebrate the next step in Downtown Homestead’s renaissance at the Homestead Station Construction Kick-Off at 8PM on Friday, May 11th at 4 South Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  The event marks the start of construction on Homestead Station, a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Miami Museum Month Comes to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Miami Museum Month 2018

Miami Museum Month is coming to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum thanks to a partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.  For the entire month of May, visitors will enjoy 10% off all items in the gift shop. &nb...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.02.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, May 2, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 29, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike April 29-May 4, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, April 29th.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

  • Northbound or southb...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor’s Youth Council Thanks Sponsors, Sharing the Story of Their Empowering and Educational Trip

Fairclough MYC Sponsor Thanks

At the April 18 Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was joined by members of the City of Homestead’s Mayor’s Youth Council, clad in red shirts and khakis. Councilwoman Fairclough, Chair of the Mayor’s Yout...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors the Homestead Police Explorer Champions and Their Extraordinary Achievements

Roth Police Explorers Win

Councilman Larry Roth took time at the April 18 Special Presentations to recognize and celebrate the Homestead Police Explorers, who won first place overall out of 22 teams and 200 individuals competing in the Southeast Regional Police Explorer Competitio...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Photographer Ricardo Arnaldo, Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for April and May 2018

Shelley Artist April May 2018

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on April 18, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley honored Ricardo Arnaldo as Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for April and May 2018. An exhibit of Arnaldo’s landscape photography opened a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Christopher Wilson as Officer of the Month for March 2018

Mayor Porter Officer Wilson

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Christopher Wilson as Officer of the Month at the Homestead City Council’s April 18th Special Presentations for his exceptional public service during the month of March 2018.

Captain Raymond DeJohn, who assisted Mayor...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Homestead and CareerSource South Florida Add Recruitment Dates for Summer Youth Employment Program

CareerSource

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) added additional recruitment dates for their Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) partnership.

The CSSF mobile unit will be stationed at the Homestead Public Library (700 N. Homestead Blvd., Hom...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

City Gathering Public Input on Affordable Housing at Public Meetings

Affordable Housing Public Meetings

The City of Homestead will host two public meetings to gather input on affordable housing for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-year consolidated plan.  The first meeting, intended to gather input from citizens, will take place Frida...

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Online Survey City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Miami-Dade County Launches Transit Development Survey

MD 10 Ahead Survey

MDT10Ahead, the Fiscal Year 2019-2028 Transit Development Plan (TDP), is a ten-year strategic vision for Miami–Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to promote the operation of an efficient, reliable, and financially sustaina...

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Take Survey Now.. City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.25.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, April 25, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

HPD Hosts Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

Homestead Police Department will gather alongside Special Olympics athletes to carry the “Flame of Hope” and raise money for the Special Olympics in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.  The Homestead leg of the run...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Community Relations Board to Host Neighborhood Cleanup

Project Clean Streets

Join the Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board for the Project Clean Streets neighborhood cleanup Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9AM.  The meetup location is Blakey Park, 600 SW 14th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Homestead Summer Camp Registration Begins April 30th

Summer Camp 2018 News

Spend the summer exploring the outdoors, making new friends, learning new games, and having fun at the City of Homestead’s 2018 Summer Camp.  The eight week program runs June 11th through August 3rd Monday—Friday, 7:30AM&m...

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Download Forms... City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 15, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike April 15-20, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive Sunday, April 15, 2018 through Friday, April 20, 2018.

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwe...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

HPS Online Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Bill Pay

HPS Online Bill Pay will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday, April 13th at 5PM and ending Sunday, April 15th at 5PM. During this time customers may not be able to access current account balances. 

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Online Bill Pay City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert April 13-16, 2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

The contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Modification Project will be performing construction activities that will require extended weekend closures along westbound Campbell Drive. Two westbound lanes of Campbell Drive from 1...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Homestead to Honor Military & Military Moms at Annual Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day 2018

In an annual tradition, Homestead will celebrate Americans serving their country during Military Appreciation Day by transforming Downtown Homestead into a showcase of all things military on Saturday, May 12th 3PM-8PM.  This year, the event will ...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Homestead and Miami-Dade County to Host Vendor Outreach Event

2018 Homestead Vendor Outreach

Network with staff and other vendors while learning about valuable resources to assist your business at the 2018 Homestead Vendor Outreach Event on Thursday, April 19th 9AM-12PM at the Phichol Williams Community Center located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homest...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing April 11-13, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point siren maintenance Wednesday, April 11th through Friday, April 13th.  Residents can expect to hear both sirens and announcements.  Each siren will be tested individually.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter Proclaims April Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month Proclamation April 2018

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, took time at the March 21 Special Presentations to proclaim April as Fair Housing Month. This month’s outreach aims to bring awareness to Fair Housing practices and recommit to the Fair...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.11.2018

Blasting Notice Sign

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, April 11, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Jordan Vasquez and Dwayne Ireland as Officers of the Month for February 2018

Mayor Porter Officers Vasquez and Ireland

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, recognized Officer Jordan Vasquez and Officer Dwayne Ireland as Officers of the Month at the Special Presentations on March 21 for their exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Polic...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

TRAFFIC ALERT!  The following closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, April 8th.  These are a necessary part of construction activity for the new northbound Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike lane expansi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Affordable Housing Community Survey

CDBG Survey

The City of Homestead requests public input for its Affordable Housing Community Survey.  The results of the survey will be used to guide Homestead’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-year consolidated plan.

The City of Homestead’s CDBG P...

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Take Survey Now.. City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

2018 Registration Now Open for CareerSource South Florida & Homestead Summer Job Program

Career Source

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) have partnered once again to find jobs for local students while school is out.

Enrollment is now open for the 2nd Annual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), designed to place kids in entry-lev...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Roby George Park Pool Closed for Repairs

Roby George Park Pool

The Roby George Park Pool is closed until further notice due to necessary repairs.  We will keep you updated on progress and a time for the pool to reopen.  Please contact Homestead Parks & Recreation at 305-224-4570 with any questio...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.05.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, April 5, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Homestead Police Explorers Win First Place in Regional Competition

Homestead Police Explorers Win

From crime scene processing to crisis intervention, Homestead’s next generation of law enforcement is leading the way.  The Homestead Police Explorers won first place overall out of 22 teams and 200 individuals competing in the 2018 Sou...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Only One Month Left to Enjoy the Homestead National Parks Trolley

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

There’s only one month left to take advantage of the Homestead National Parks Trolley, South Florida’s only public transportation to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks.  This award-winning service offering a free ride, f...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

TRAFFIC ALERT!  The following closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, April 1st.  These are a necessary part of construction activity for the new Northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike lane expansi...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Inside Homestead March 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on what's happening in Homestead with the latest edition of Inside Homestead News.  Today we’re talking about statewide recognition, trips on the trolley and visiting your City parks!

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Councilman Larry Roth and the City of Homestead Celebrate Gunther Karger

Councilman Larry Roth and the City of Homestead Celebrate Gunther Karger

Councilman Larry Roth made a Special Presentation to Homestead resident Gunther Karger at the March 21 City Council Meeting. Karger celebrated his 85th birthday on March 16, in addition to celebrating 65 years of marriage this year to his wife, Shirley. T...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates the First Graders at FUMCS and Their Little Town of ‘Roxaboxen’

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates Roxaboxen

During the March Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation by welcoming the first graders of First United Methodist Christian School (FUMCS) and their parents. “It’s so exciting to see a pa...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures beginning Sunday, March 25th that are associated with the new Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and the Turnpike expansion project.

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert 03.23-25.2018

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Friday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 25th Campbell Drive Eastbound will be reduced to 1 lane from the 15700 Block (in front of Chili's) up to approximately NE 30th Terrace. The closure will begin Friday at 7PM and open back up no later than 6AM Monday...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.21.2018

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, March 21, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

HPS Energy Receives FMEA “Restoring Communities Award”

HPS Energy Line Crew

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received a “Restoring Communities Award” from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) in recognition of its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities, as well as...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street, single lane closures, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday, March 18 through Thursday, March 22. 
  • Campb...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.15.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, March 15, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

HPS Energy Recognized for Achievement in Utility Safety

HPS Energy Staff Pose

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received statewide recognition from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safety during the past year. This recognition reflects Homestead’s commitment to protect...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures in effect as part of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Inside Homestead February 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on everything that happened in February with Inside Homestead News! In this episode we're talking about recycling, getting kids involved with city government, and some fabulous renovations.

Watch Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

March 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Spring has sprung at the William F. Dickinson Community Center! Don't miss regular activities like line dancing, yoga, and bingo. Plus, special events like the Saint Patrick's Day Party and Easter Brunch! Call 305-245-4934 or visit the Center at 1601 N. K...

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Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures beginning Sunday, March 4th as part of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 03.02.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will be tested on Friday, March 2, 2018 at approximately 1PM and will last about 20 minutes from start to finish.  This is a regularly scheduled quarterly siren test.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Phillip Beaver as Officer of the Month for June 2017

Mayor Porter Officer Beaver

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Officer Phillip Beaver as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on February 21, 2018 for his exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the month of June 2017.

Captain Raymond DeJo...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: South Florida National Parks Camera Club

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight February 2018

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on February 21st, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley honored the South Florida National Parks Camera Club (SFNPCC), Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for February and March 2018. “Through...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Hundreds Gather for Fourth Annual Homestead Eco Fair

Eco Fair Event 2018

Homestead residents, tourists, and families sampled local organic food, learned about South Florida ecosystems, and took part in interactive “green” activities at the 2018 Homestead Eco Fair.  The annual event celebrates Homes...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications beginning Sunday, February 25, as part of the new northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.  

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various l...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.22.2018

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located off SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, February 22, 2018 between 9AM-3PM.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hop Into Spring at Homestead’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter 2018 News

Spring is in the air in Homestead as preparations begin for the annual Homestead Easter Egg Hunt at Harris Field (1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030).  Hundreds of families will enjoy an evening of crafts, food trucks, and an egg hunt Friday...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Movie with a Cop

Movie with a Cop February 2018

Join Homestead Community Policing for a free screening of Despicable Me 3 during Movie with a Cop on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6PM at the Homestead PAL (600 SW 14th Ave., Homestead, FL 33030).  Get to know your Homestead Police Officers and st...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Presidents' Day

Presidents Day 2018

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.16.2018

Blasting Notice

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 288 St is scheduled to conduct blasting today, February 16, 2018 between 9AM-3PM.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Please note the following FDOT closures and modifications as part of Turnpike widening and the new Turnpike entrance on Campbell Drive.  

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south o...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations

CRA NFP Grant Workshop 2018

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Non-Profit Organizations Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am and Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6pm in the Health Room of the William F. Dickinson Community Center (160...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop February 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 8AM-10AM at Starbucks (1029 North Homestead Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33030). &a...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following FDOT closures and modifications are in effect at the following dates and times.  These are part of the ongoing project for Turnpike expansion and new northbound entrance ramp at Campbell Drive.

  • Northbound or southbound Fl...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Discover South Florida at the Homestead Eco Fair & Film Series

Eco Fair 2018 News

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fourth annual Homestead Eco-Fair! 

The FREE event will take place on Sa...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Welcomes Key Club International Members to Homestead

MYC Welcomes Key Club International

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council served as ambassadors to a group of 45 Key Club International members from across the country and the globe.  Youth Council Mayor Anthony Garcia led the meeting between the two groups, providing a bri...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough & City of Homestead Team Up with FIU in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Free Mammograms at City Hall

Dozens of women dressed in pink waited at Homestead City Hall for their chance to receive a free mammogram thanks to the City of Homestead and Florida International University’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center.  Homestead Coun...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Homestead National Parks Trolley Service Resumes Saturday

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

The Homestead National Parks Trolley, South Florida’s only public transportation to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks, will resume normal service on Saturday, January 27, 2018, and continue every weekend through April 29, 2018.  This award...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop January 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 8AM-10AM at Panera Bread located in the Homestead Pavilion (2493 NE 9th Ct., Hom...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

TRAFFIC UPDATE!  The following traffic closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, January 21st as part of the new Turnpike Ramp on Campbell Drive. 

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locat...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Homestead Rises Up at Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

MLK Breakfast Event

In an annual tradition, the Homestead and Florida City Communities united to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Community activists, students, distinguished dignitaries, and many other community members gathered for an eleg...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

2018 MLK Weekend Events

MLK 2018 Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast—Friday, January 12, 2018 7AM

Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 Southwest 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030 (FREE)

This annual gathering is a morning of celebration and contemplation as everyone fr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Homestead Launches New Website

Website Updates

The City of Homestead launched a new website at www.cityofhomestead.com.  The new site not only presents a complete new design that highlights the spirit of our community, but also offers residents, visitors, and businesses intuitive tools that w...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Councilman Roth Recognizes Homestead Rock‘n Ribfest 2017 Sponsors and Recipient Charities

Councilman Roth Recognizes Rib Fest Charities

Councilman Larry Roth joined fellow Rock’n Ribfest organizer Susan Newman at the December 20th City Council Meeting, recognizing recipients of the 2017 Homestead Rock ‘N Rib Fest, which gave away more than $20,000 for local children&am...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

The following lane closures and traffic modifications will be in effect starting Sunday, January 7, 2018.  

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street, sing...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Susan Sorrentino and Her ‘Homestead Harvest’

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight December 2017

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on December 20th, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley introduced Susan Sorrentino, Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for December 2017 – January 2018. “Homestead Harvest,&rdq...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Homestead Educators

Councilwoman Fairclough Presents Education Mini Grants 2017

On December 20th, Homestead educators gathered for the second annual presentation of educator mini grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee and Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, Education Committee liaison.Fairclough opened her pres...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr. Pablo Ortiz and FIU for Breast Cancer Screening Partnership

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr Ortiz and FIU

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took time at the December 20th Special Presentations to recognize Dr. Pablo Ortiz, vice president of regional academic locations and institutional development at Florida International University (FIU) and his contributions...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Breakfast

MLK Breakfast 2018

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 7AM on Friday, January 12th at the Phichol W...

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RSVP City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Holiday Hours & Closings

Holiday Hours 2017

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th and will reopen at normal business hours on December 27th.  The City's free Trolley service will not run on Monday, December 25th and will resu...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

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

Holiday Trolley 2017

The City of Homestead is giving families the greatest gift of all this Holiday Season—a chance to spend quality time together in the great outdoors.  The Homestead National Parks Trolley runs a special Holiday Service every day December...

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Schedule and Information... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

FDOT Plans New Traffic Patterns through Thursday for Turnpike Construction Work

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Commuters may want to avoid Campbell Drive near Florida’s Turnpike this week as crews work to improve the roadway. The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will be closing several lanes and entrance and exit ramps near the inte...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Riders Access New Tour at Everglades National Park

Nike Missile Site Tours

Riders on the Homestead National Parks Trolley can now travel back in time to the high stakes era of the Cold War when defense against Soviet attack was paramount to our nation’s security and the Everglades was central to this mission.  ...

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Schedule and Information... City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Councilman Roth Honors First United Methodist Church and the Homestead Food Pantry

Councilman Roth Honors First United Methodist Church and the Homestead Food Pantry

There are many wonderful organizations in Homestead that help people in need, and at the November 28th City of Homestead Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth took time to honor one of them—the Homestead Food Pantry, which is operated by ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Traffic Information for YMCA Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run 2017 Traffic

Residents can expect mild traffic delays associated with the YMCA Jingle Bell Run 5K this Saturday, December 2, 2017.  The Run starts at 5:30PM the Homestead YMCA (1034 NE 8th St.) and ends at Losner Park (104 N Krome Ave.).  These delay...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Wins Prestigious “In the Company of Women Award”

In the Company of Women

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was announced as the 2018 winner of Miami-Dade County’s prestigious “In the Company of Women Award” for the Young Professionals category.  Now in its 30th year, “In the Comp...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Turkey Point Siren Test

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will be tested Friday, December 1st at approximately 1PM and will last about 20 minutes from start to finish. The test is a required part of the Turkey Point alert and notification program.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

HPS Energy Joins FMEA Hurricane Recovery Mission to U.S. Virgin Islands

HPS Energy Staff Pose

Homestead Public Services Energy crews are joining four other Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) utilities headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with power restoration efforts there following destructive Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

HPS crew...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

City of Homestead to Host Annual Dinner with Santa Event

Dinner with Santa 2017

Join the City of Homestead for an unforgettable evening of food and fun in a magical winter wonderland!  Dinner with Santa returns Friday, December 15, 2016 6PM-8:30PM at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, F...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns Thanksgiving Weekend

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

The return of the Homestead National Parks Trolley is just one more reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving weekend.   The award-winning service offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Park...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed beginning Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 27, 2017.  The Trolley will not run on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will resume normal operatio...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead’s Free Trolley Offers New, More Convenient Route

Homestead Trolley

Homestead’s free trolley now offers a new, more convenient configuration of its East-West Route.  Hours of operation remain 6AM to 6PM Monday through Friday and 10AM to 2PM Saturday and Sunday.  The Homestead Trolley has been o...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 14, 2017

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Friday, November 17, 2017 │ Ford EcoBoost 200 (8PM)

There are limited traffic delays anticipated for this event.  The majority of increased traffic will occur at the conclusion of the race around 10PM.  The most affected area will be outb...

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Additional Info... City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Offers Special Service to NASCAR Fans

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

Excitement and thrills on four wheels!  Normally this would refer to the action on the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, but this year it’s all about the special route of Homestead’s National Parks Trolley running from th...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead Reopens

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

The Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead is now open at Portofino Plaza (650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead, FL 33033).  Hours are Monday-Saturday 9AM-7PM.  The Center will close Saturday, November 18th.  Disaster Recovery Centers ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Planned Closures on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

As part of the ongoing Turnpike expansion project and new northbound entrance ramp at Campbell Drive, the following lane closures are planned:

  • Florida’s Turnpike northbound entrance ramp from Campbell Drive will be closed nightly from 12:30 a.m. ...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

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

November 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

On the evening of November 8th, Homestead welcomed Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey, and Councilman Elvis Maldonado for new terms on the dais. Mayor Jeff Porter, with his wife Cindy by his side, was sworn in...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 13, 2017.

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Early Vote through Saturday or Cast Your Ballot on Election Day Tuesday

Election 2017

CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTSEARLY VOTING (11/2/17 -11/4/17)

All residents voting early should report to the William Dickinson Community Center at 1601 North Krome Avenue on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 2, 11AM – 7PM
  • Friday, Nov...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Early Voting for 2017 General Election

Election 2017

Early Voting for the Homestead General Election takes place at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030) on the following days and times:Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Friday, Nove...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Phone Scam (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has 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: October 26, 2017

FEMA Opens New Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA is operating a new Disaster Recovery Center at 650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead, FL 33033, where you can register for FEMA assistance and check on the status of your applications.  Center hours are currently 8AM-8PM.  Beginning Sunday...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL City Government Week 2017

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 23-29, 2017.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Miami-Dade County to Host Workshops about Future of Rapid Transit near Homestead

Miami-Dade DTPW

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is hosting two interactive workshops about the future of rapid transit near Homestead. The discussions will focus on the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project, a route that spans fr...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Homestead General Election Set for Tuesday, November 7

Election 2017

The approaching Homestead General Election is set for November 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters can cast a ballot at their respective precincts on that Tuesday.  Voters can find their precinct and view sample ballots at www.cityofhom...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services to Launch Improved Online Bill Pay

HPS New Online Bill Pay

Homestead Public Services (HPS) is continuing to make life simpler for its customers with an improved online bill pay platform.  On Monday, October 23, 2017, HPS Customer Service will transition to a new online dashboard where customers can view ...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 11, 2014

Councilman Jon Burgess Honors Homestead Public Services with Proclamation

During a Special Council Presentation in November 2014, Councilman Jon Burgess took to the council chamber floor to honor Homestead Public Services Electric Utilities Director, Barbara Quiñones and her staff for their exemplary work providing the citize...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 17, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Honors Local Couple with Kindness Award

During the October 2014 Special Council Presentation, Councilwoman Judy Waldman bestowed a special Kindness Award to Charles and Emilia Gugliuzza for their years of involvement in charity-based initiatives throughout the Homestead community.

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Annual Rock-N-Ribs Fest Raises 18K for Children’s Charities

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough deferred some time to Larry Roth, board member for ThisIsForTheKids, the non-profit organization that produces the Rock-N-Ribs Fest annualy to help raise money for select children’s oriented charities, so he could report...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 3, 2014

City of Homestead and Historic Preservation Board Honored

During the recent 3rd Annual Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board Awards presented in Pinecrest Gardens, the City of Homestead Historic Preservation Board and the City’s Public Information Office were recognized with the Excellence in Preservat...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 3, 2014

City of Homestead Recognizes Lowe’s Community Giving

Lowe’s, the retail home improvement giant, was acknowledged for their long-standing record of giving back to the communities in which they do business by Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough during the Special Council Presentation on October 2014. For ove...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 13, 2014

Spooky Saturday, October 25, 2014!

Hey Guys & Ghouls, the witching hour is fast approaching when all of Homestead turns out for Spooky Saturday! On October 25, from 6:30-9:30pm at Harris Field (Corner of US1 & Campbell St.) come on out and have a frightfully good time exploring...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bill Passes in State Senate to Honor Florida Pioneer

Thanks to the efforts of Jackie Crucet, The Mahogany Youth, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley and Senator Dwight Bullard, an unsung Florida pioneer’s legacy, Sir Lancelot Jones, was officially honored during a Special Council Presentation on September 22, 2014. ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 1, 2014

Palm Glades Academy Participates in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Art Program

During a Special Council Presentation in September 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley introduced the latest artists to be selected to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program. The program, which was created in 2010 by the vice mayor, seeks to i...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 1, 2014

City of Homestead Police Officer Recipient of Second Officer of the Month Award

For the second time since initially receiving the award in April of 2014, City of Homestead Police Officer Mario Arzuaga once again found himself on the floor of the council chamber during a Special Council Presentation surrounded by his peers and colleag...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 16, 2013

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Leads Effort to Distribute Turkeys in Thanksgiving

November 23 may just be another date on the calendar for most, but 15 Homestead families are not likely to forget it. On this Saturday before Thanksgiving, a group of volunteers delivered turkey baskets to various underprivileged families thanks to a Than...Read on...

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