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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.

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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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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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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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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 flexibility to g...

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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 since 2014. ...

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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: 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 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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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: 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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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 parts of the U.S. V...

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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 protecting worker...

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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.

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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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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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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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