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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host ArtWalk Homestead

2018 ArtWalk Homestead

The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) will host the inaugural ArtWalk Homestead on Saturday, May 26, 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

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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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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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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.02.18

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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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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.

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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 Youth Council, was there to celebr...

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 sustainable transi...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.25.18

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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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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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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—6PM at Homestead Sports C...

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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.

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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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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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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 15700 Block...

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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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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!

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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.

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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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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.11.2018

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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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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 Housing A...

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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, free guided tour, and...

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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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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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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 packed chamber — espec...

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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.

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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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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 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.

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.21.2018

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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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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. 
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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: March 15, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.15.18

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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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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.

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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.  Hundreds of families will enjoy an evening of crafts, food trucks, and an egg hunt Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:00PM.  The Egg Hunt will be...

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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 Our Eyes: A Photographic Show...

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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 Homestead’s commitment to...

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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.  

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Inside Homestead January 2018

Inside Homestead

In this edition of Inside Homestead we’re talking about civil rights leaders, cowboys, and getting to know your South Florida National Parks! Inside Homestead starts right now…

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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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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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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.22.2018

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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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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.

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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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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.  

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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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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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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.

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

The following FDOT closures and modifications will be in place beginning Sunday, January 28, 2018.

  • Homestead Toll Plaza northbound ramp, partial lane closure, from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1 to 5 a.m., Friday, February 2.
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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 brief overvie...

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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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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Inside Homestead December 2017

Inside Homestead

Catch up on exciting December events and what's coming up in 2018 in this episode of Inside Homestead. We're talking about terrific Trolley news, new online tools, and free community events. Tune in now to find out more...

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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 Councilwoman P...

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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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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

2018 Youth Achiever Scholarship

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council’s 2018 Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship application is now open.  Thanks to community fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Youth Council and Homestead Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, a limited number of...

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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. 

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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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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 from disting...

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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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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, single lane cl...
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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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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’s charities in Homeste...

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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,” an exhibit of Sorrentino’s paintings, opened a...

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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 presentation b...

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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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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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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 26th thro...

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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 intersection t...

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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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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 the First ...

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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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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 Company of Women” recognizes Miami-Dade’s wo...

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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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Posted on: November 21, 2017

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

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Inside Homestead November 2017

Inside Homestead

This month we've got exciting news for HPS Customers, the Homestead National Parks Trolley is back, and there's a whole lot of Holiday Fun heading your way. Tune in now to find out more...

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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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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.

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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. to 4:30 a....
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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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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.

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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, November 3, 1...
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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, November 3, 20...

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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 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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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 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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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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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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Posted on: October 10, 2017

FEMA Assistance for Homestead Residents Impacted by Hurricane Irma

FEMA Operation Blue Roof

Did your roof sustain damage in Hurricane Irma?  FEMA's Operation Blue Roof may assist with repairs.  Call 1-888-766-3258 to sign up or get more information.

Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible to receive a t...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Voter Registration Deadline for City of Homestead General Election

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the deadline to register to vote for the City of Homestead General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Check your voter registration status and find the online application here.

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Finance Department Receives International Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award for CAFR FY 2016

For the 14th consecutive year, the City of Homestead’s Finance Department received international attention for its excellence in advancing government transparency and financial reporting.  The City’s Comprehensive Annual Finan...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

As part of the new Northbound Turnpike Ramp coming to Campbell Drive and the additional Northbound and Southbound Turnpike lanes there will be traffic modifications at the following times and locations:

Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at variou...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Homestead Police Department Hosts National Night Out

National Night Out 2017

Join the Homestead Police Department for National Night Out Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5PM-9PM at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  This free annual event offers residents a chance to learn about c...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

City of Homestead Hosts Annual Spooky Saturday Halloween Event

Spooky Saturday 2017

Are you ready for Homestead’s scariest weekend ever?  At this year’s Spooky Saturday event Homestead Parks & Recreation will transform Harris Field into a Halloween haven complete with tricks, treats, and a horrifying haunted house.  ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Councilman Williams Honors Brave Young Girl During Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Councilman Williams Honors Lia Ottinot

The Homestead City Council honored a South Florida girl during Sickle Cell Awareness Month for her efforts to bring awareness to Sickle Cell—a  condition that her body fights against every day.  Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III, a fell...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Turnpike & Campbell Drive Traffic Pattern Changes Starting October 1, 2017

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Beginning Sunday, October 1st there will be closures and traffic pattern changes at the following areas:

Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street, single lane closures, 9 p....

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Andrew and the Phoenix: 2017 Tribute to City Staff

Andrew and the Phoenix

The story of Homestead is one of resilience—like a Phoenix rising out of the ashes. 25 years ago Hurricane Andrew devastated our city, but the community came back to rebuild stronger than ever. However, when things were finally looking up, a second storm ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Online & Telephone Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Call Center

Homestead Public Services Online & Telephone Bill Pay will be unavailable due to system maintenance beginning Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12PM until Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10AM.  Customers with due dates during this time frame will not ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Early Voting for 2017 Primary Election

Election 2017

All residents who wish to cast their ballots before the October 3, 2017 Primary Election can do so at the William Dickinson Community Center (1601 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030) on the following days and times:

Thursday, September 28 from 11 a.m....

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

City of Homestead Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Plan

Hurricane Irma Recovery

The City of Homestead continues to remove massive amounts of debris after Hurricane Irma’s winds left thousands of trees down on both public and private property.  The amount of debris the City is removing each day is equal to what the ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Temporary Polling Location in Place for October Primary and November General Election

Election 2017

Homestead residents assigned to vote at the Phichol Williams Community Center will need to cast ballots at a temporary voting location for the City’s October 3rd Primary Election and November 7th General Election.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Ten City of Homestead Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

Homestead Parks and Recreation

The City of Homestead is pleased to announce the following parks are currently open to the public following restoration and cleanup after Hurricane Irma:

  • Audubon Park (Audubon Drive in the Villages of Homestead)
  • Blakey Park (600 SW 14th Avenue)
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Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Energy Achieved 100% Power Grid Restoration by Sunday Deadline

HPS Energy Staff Pose

HPS Energy successfully restored 100% of the electric power grid damaged by Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic winds by the Sunday, September 17th deadline.  At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power statewide, including all 24,000 HPS En...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

City of Homestead Wins Big at National Awards Ceremony For Excellence in Communicating with Citizens

2017 Savvy Awards

The City of Homestead took home eight awards at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association last week in Anaheim, California .  City and County governments from throughout the United States c...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Seven City Parks Will Reopen Saturday, September 16, 2017

Homestead Parks and Recreation

The City of Homestead is pleased to announce the following parks will be open to the public as of Saturday, September 16, 2017:

  • Blakey Park (600 SW 14th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030)
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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to More Than 20,000 Homes & Businesses

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners have restored power to 82% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will ge...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Recovery Efforts Move Forward, 75% of Customers Restored

HPS Energy at Work

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, power has been restored to 75% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Reopen

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will reopen at normal business hours Friday, September 15, 2017.


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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Sanitation Reminds Customers to Use Approved Containers

HPS Sanitation Reminder

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, HPS Sanitation has resumed regular pickups and is undertaking a massive cleanup effort for its residents. To assist in this task, HPS Sanitation reminds customers to not leave trash outside dumpsters or approved containers. ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Homestead Trolley Service Resumes

Homestead Trolley

The Homestead Trolley will resume regular schedule and routes Thursday, September 14, 2017.  View the current Trolley Guide here.

El Homestead Tranvía reanudará el horario regular y las rutas Jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017. Vea la guía de tranví...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

FEMA Assistance for Homestead Residents Impacted by Hurricane Irma

FEMA

Residents impacted by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA Assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA App or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Continues Power Restoration

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, 14,745 homes and businesses (60%) have been restored to power since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from 18 additional out-of-state crews that ar...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Sanitation Resumes Regular Pickups

HPS Sanitation

Regular pickups for HPS Sanitation customers will resume Wednesday, September 13, 2017 as long as road conditions permit.  Please keep in mind Sanitation Trucks may not be able to service roads with extensive damage.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Until Further Notice

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed until further notice as we continue to concentrate efforts on cleanup after Hurricane Irma.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to 10,000 Homes, Estimates Power Restoration Timeline

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Good news! HPS Energy has already restored 10,000 homes and businesses (40%) since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from additional out-of-state crews.  Of Homestead customers serviced by FPL, 35% have had their powe...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Solid Waste Pickups Suspended Until Further Notice

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Due to the continued possibility of hazardous road conditions and the designation of the Miami-Dade County Landfill for debris removal only, HPS Sanitation will not be providing solid waste pick up including bulky waste and recycling pickups until further...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Curfew for Miami-Dade County Extended

Curfew Notice Miami-Dade

The curfew for all of Miami-Dade County will extend 7PM Monday, September 11, 2017 to 7AM Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

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El toque de queda para todo el Condado de Miami-Dade se extenderá a las 7PM del lunes 11 de septiembre de 2...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

All City of Homestead Parks Closed Until Further Notice

Homestead Parks and Recreation

All City of Homestead Parks are closed until further notice while staff continues damage and safety assessments.  Parks will be opened on a case-by-case basis while recovery occurs.

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Todos los Parques de la Ciudad de Homest...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Urges Residents to be Cautious in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Although Hurricane Irma has passed and there is no longer danger associated with severe weather there are still significant safety risks to residents.  The City of Homestead urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines use caution in gener...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Offices Closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will remain closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to facilitate recovery efforts related to Hurricane Irma.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Electric Service to 3,000 Households

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy Crews are getting geared up to get your power back! 3,000 households have been restored with electric service today. 21,000 households are currently without power. Until crews can complete a full damage assessment we will not be able to provide...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

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PARENTS AND STUDENTS: All Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be closed until further notice.

A decision to reopen will be based on shelter closures and school inspections.

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PADRES Y ESTUDIANTES: Todas las escuelas públicas del Condado de Miami-Dade ser...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Miami-Dade County Issues Curfew

Curfew Notice Miami-Dade

The curfew for all of Miami-Dade County will extend 7PM Sunday, September 10, 2017 to 7AM Monday, September 11, 2017.

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El toque de queda para todo el Condado de Miami-Dade se extenderá a las 7PM del domingo 10 de septiembre de ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

24,000 HPS Energy Households Without Power Due to Hurricane Irma

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There are currently 24,000 households serviced by HPS Energy without power due to Hurricane Irma.  Extremely dangerous conditions posed by sustained tropical force winds make it unsafe for restoration crews to begin work at this time.  O...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Extends Curfew as Hurricane Irma Arrives

Curfew Notice

The City of Homestead has issued a curfew extending from 8PM on Sunday September 10, 2017 until 6AM Monday, September 11, 2017.  Issuing this curfew allows the City of Homestead and Homestead Police Department to adequately protect the safety of ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Hurricane Irma Returns to Category 4 Strength, Greatest Impacts Expected Today

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead just finished a briefing with the National Weather Service.  As of 8AM, Hurricane Irma is once again a Category 4 Hurricane.  Homestead is under a hurricane warning, a tornado watch until 12pm, and a flood watch unt...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Continues to Monitor Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 Hurricane

Hurricane Irma Updates

As of 11:00PM Saturday, September 9, 2017, this is what is expected for Homestead as Hurricane Irma continues to approach:

Hurricane Irma is a Category 3, but is expected to restrengthen as it continues to move northwest.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Tornado Warning Issued in Homestead, Take Shelter Immediately

Hurricane Irma Updates

Tornado Warning has been issued for City of Homestead. Anyone outdoors is advised to take shelter immediately.

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Aviso de Tornado ha sido emitido para la Ciudad de Homestead. Alguien al aire libre se aconseja tomar refugio inmediat...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

As Hurricane Irma Approaches, City of Homestead Issues Curfew

Curfew Notice

The City of Homestead has issued a curfew extending from 8PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 until 6AM Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Issuing this curfew allows the City of Homestead and Homestead Police Department to adequately protect the safety o...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Advises Residents of Gated Communities How to Report Damage

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead has received many reports of damage such as fallen trees and blocked roadways throughout the City.  Crews have already cleared many of these hazards and will continue to do so until sustained Tropical Force Winds make it uns...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Hurricane Irma Downgraded to Category 3, Severe Damage Still Expected

Hurricane Irma Updates

Here is the latest briefing the City of Homestead has received on Hurricane Irma. Homestead is under a Hurricane Warning, Tornado Watch, and Flood Watch

•Irma is at a Cat 3 expected to increase to a Cat 4 after leaving Cuba

•50 to 60 MPH winds will start in...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Miami-Dade County Launches Damage Assessment Website to Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery

Hurricane Irma Updates

Report damage to the damage assessment website: www.cityofhomestead.com/damage

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Informe sobre daños en el sitio web de evaluación de daños: www.cityofhomestead.com/damage

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Power Restoration Plan for Hurricane Irma

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Using historical modeling and based upon the current forecast path and intensity, we anticipate that approximately 22,000 customers in Homestead could experience power outages due to this storm and may experience more than one outage throughout its durati...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Due to Dangerous Wind Conditions HPS Energy Crews Halt Power Restoration Efforts

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Due to high wind conditions HPS Energy crews will not be able to continue any power restoration efforts until Hurricane Irma has passed. Remember to always STAY AWAY from DOWNED POWER LINES and to report outages to www.cityofhomestead.com/outage or to 305...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Hurricane Irma Situation Report 09.09.2017 8:30AM

Hurricane Irma Updates

We will continue to keep residents updated on Hurricane Irma as the situation progresses. Please see below from Homestead Police Department.

Traffic lights out :

All 4 ways at 600-blk W Mowry Dr.

All 4 ways at 200-blk NW 2nd Ave

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Evacuation Shelters Latest Status from Miami-Dade County

Hurricane Irma Updates

Please see below the latest capacity and openings information from Miami-Dade County Hurricane Shelters.  Residents can find the nearest evacuation center at www.cityofhomestead.com/findshelter.

Por favor vea abajo la información más reciente sobr...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Additional Evacuation Shelters Open

Hurricane Irma Updates

Below is the status of all Miami-Dade County Evacuation Centers as of 9:30PM Friday, September 8, 2017. See updated lists at www.miamidade.gov/emergency. Find your nearest evacuation bus pickup at www.cityofhomestead.com/bus. Find your nearest evacuation ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

HPS Sanitation Pickups Stopped Due to Miami-Dade County Landfill Early Closure

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HPS Sanitation pickups have STOPPED due to the early closure of the Miami-Dade County Landfill. If you have placed waste out for pickup you are asked to bring it inside/secure it.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Monday, September 9, 2017

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Due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, September 9, 2017.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

In Advance of Hurricane Irma, HPS Water will Shut Off Water Service to Mobile Home Parks

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In order to ensure adequate system pressure for fire suppression during and after Hurricane Irma all water service to mobile home parks serviced by Homestead Public Services Water will discontinue at 6AM Saturday, September 9, 2017.  The parks ef...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Announces New Shelters, Some at Capacity

Hurricane Irma Updates

Miami-Dade County has announced three additional shelters open. Four shelters are at capacity and cannot accommodate any more evacuees. There is a MANDATORY EVACUATION for all of Zones A, B, and parts of C. Search your address online at www.cityofhomestea...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Hurricane Irma Downgraded to Category 4, Severe Impacts Still Expected

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead is currently under a Hurricane Warning. As of 5AM Friday, September 8, 2017 Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane. It is still considered to be a dangerous storm and all evacuations and preparations should continue....

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Hurricane Warning Issued for City of Homestead

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead is under a Hurricane Warning as of 11PM Thursday, September 7, 2017.  There is a Mandatory Evacuation Order for portions of the City of Homestead.  Check if you are in the evacuation zone at www.cityofhomestead.com/...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Hurricane Irma Updates

There is a MANDATORY EVACUATION for ALL MOBILE HOMES, ALL OF ZONE A, ALL OF ZONE B, and PORTIONS OF ZONE C HIGHLIGHTED HERE. Visit www.cityofhomestead.com/stormzone to search your address and find your evacuation zone. Evacuation bus pickup points availab...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Due to Sand Quarry Shutdown Sandbag Distribution Halts

Sandbag Distribution

Due to sand quarry shutdown the City of Homestead is no longer able to distribute sandbags.  As of 3:30PM Thursday, September 7, 2017 sandbag distribution will halt.  Residents can contact Miami-Dade County 311 for additional distributio...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

National Weather Service 2:30PM Briefing for City of Homestead

Hurricane Irma Updates

City of Homestead Emergency Management Staff just concluded the 2:30PM National Weather Service Briefing on Hurricane Irma.  Here is the latest update on expected impacts & timing:

•Homestead is under Hurricane Watch & Storm Surge Watch

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Homestead Under Hurricane Watch

Hurricane Irma Updates

City of Homestead & all of Miami-Dade, Broward, & Monroe Counties under Hurricane Watch effective 11AM Thursday, September 7, 2017. Updates to come. Visit www.cityofhomestead.com/preparedness for our Hurricane Guide in English & Spanish.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Opens Additional Emergency Shelters

Hurricane Irma Updates

Miami-Dade County has now opened FOUR ADDITIONAL HURRICANE SHELTERS.

Miami Carol City Senior, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr, Miami Gardens 33056

Miami Central Senior, 1781 NW 95 St, Miami 33147

North Miami Senior, 13110 NE 8th Ave, North Miami 33161

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Issues Mandatory & Voluntary Evacuation Orders

Hurricane Irma Updates

Miami-Dade County has issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR ALL MOBILE HOMES AND ALL OF ZONE A. Zone A DOES NOT ENCOMPASS the City of Homestead. There is also a VOLUNTARY EVACUATION FOR ZONE B.  Residents can find information on recommended storm pre...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Opens Four Emergency Shelters

Hurricane Irma Updates

The following four shelters, including one pet friendly shelter will be open effective 5 p.m. today:

Los refugios que se muestran a continuación, incluido uno donde se admiten mascotas, estarán abiertos a partir de las 5:00 p. m. de hoy:

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Homestead Trolley Service Will Stop Friday at 12PM

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Homestead Trolley Service will stop at 12pm Friday, September 8, 2017 or when tropical storm force winds come into effect, whichever is sooner.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Homestead Offices Closed for Hurricane Irma

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The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, September 7, 2017 and Friday, September 8, 2017.  We will reopen at normal business hours Monday, September 11, 2017 if weather permits.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Homestead Declares State of Emergency & Announces Sandbag Distributions

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead declared a State of Emergency Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 5 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency, the City is ensuring ample time, resources, and flexibility t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Closed for Hurricane Irma

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Schools will be closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and Friday, September 8, 2017 to allow families & employees to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All extracurricular, athletic activities, and adult night classes are canceled starting Wednesday, Septemb...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

HPS Sanitation Schedule for Hurricane Irma

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HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal solid waste pickup schedule.  There are no planned additional bulky waste pickups outside of the normal solid waste schedule.  Please DO NOT place items out for pickup if you do not have a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Emergency Management Staff Monitoring Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Updates

City of Homestead's Emergency Management Staff is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service we have all our city departments and personnel engaged in basic preparation activities...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Hurricane Andrew Anniversary & Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony

Twenty-five years to the day after Hurricane Andrew made landfall to devastating effect, optimism reigned in the City of Homestead as the community gathered to celebrate the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park.  In the wake of the H...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Honors Homestead Police Chaplain Chauncey Brown

Mayor Porter Honors Chaplain Brown

During a Special Presentation at the Council Meeting on July 26, Mayor Jeff Porter, with the help of Colonel Scott Kennedy and Captain Raymond DeJohn, thanked Police Chaplain Chauncey Brown for his dedicated service to the Homestead Police Department and ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artists in the Spotlight: Natalie M. Prieto & Carlos Franco

Artist in the Spotlight Natalie Prieto Carlos Franco

The latest art exhibition to fill the lobby of the Seminole Theatre under Councilman Stephen Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight program is a unique mix of children’s art and hyper-realistic portraits.  At the August 15th Special Council Presentati...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony Invitation

The City of Homestead invites its residents to celebrate the grand opening of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park (1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030) on Thursday, August 24th at 4:00PM, followed by the field’s inaugural game, Braddock v. Homestea...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Honors Detective Jose Murillo as Officer of the Month

Mayor Porter Honors Detecive Murillo 2017

On July 26, 2017, Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Detective Jose Murillo for his exceptional contributions as a member of the Homestead Police Department during the month of May at the special Council Presentation. Participating in the recognition ceremony w...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Recognizes Finance Department for 10th Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Mayor Porter Honors Finance Department 2017

Mayor Jeff Porter took time at the Special Council Presentations on July 26, 2017, to recognize an extraordinary achievement of the City of Homestead’s Finance Department: Winning the prestigious Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government F...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services Alerts Former Customers of Unclaimed Refunds

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The City of Homestead would like to alert former Homestead Public Services (HPS) customers to unclaimed refunds available through the State of Florida Division of Unclaimed Property at www.fltreasurehunt.org.  Some former customers have reported ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Inside Homestead August 2017

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This month we’re talking about Homestead’s growth, a high-tech library, and some powerful news. Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Traffic Alert: New Traffic Pattern on Campbell Drive

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Beginning on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will begin performing construction activities along eastbound Campbell Drive between SW 15700 Block and NE 30th Terrace. ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

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Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an unexpired term as Vice Chairman in January 2014, and she ha...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Norman Walters

Councilman Shelley Artist Norman Walters

During the Homestead City Council’s Special Presentations on June 21st, Councilman Stephen Shelley introduced Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for June and July — Norman Walters, a highly accomplished and versatile artist, whose adventurous life has ta...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Inside Homestead July 2017

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead, this month we've got a recap of our favorite summer celebration, an update on community redevelopment, and tips on how to control those pesky mosquitoes! Tune in now to find out more...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley Recognizes Efforts of 2017 Military Appreciation Day Committee

Councilman Shelley Honors 2017 Military Appreciation Day Committee

During the June 21st Special Presentations, Councilman Stephen Shelley explained how it really does take a village to organize Homestead’s annual Military Appreciation Day, which, this year, took place on April 29th at Losner Park. He honored the committe...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Independence Day at the Race to the 4th!

2017 Race to the 4th Fireworks

Homestead-Miami Speedway is South Florida’s most exciting attraction and this Independence Day it was also the most patriotic as tens of thousands flocked to the City of Homestead’s eighth annual Race to the 4th.  Families from all over Homestead...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Announced by Miami-Dade County

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Miami-Dade County will conduct Aerial Spraying for the areas marked on this map on Monday, July 3, 2017 between 12:01 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., weather permitting. If the spraying cannot be performed in the predawn hours on Monday, the operation will b...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Councilman Williams Announces State Funding for Sickle Cell Disease Research Clinic

Williams Sickle Cell Funding Announcement

Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00PM—Homestead Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III announced State funding for a sickle cell disease research clinic expected to open in Homestead and serve patients of South Dade.

The $224,000 was approved in the past legislative s...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Councilman Williams to Host Press Conference Announcing Funding for Sickle Cell Disease Research

Sickle Cell Blood Drive 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00PM—Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III will host a press conference at Homestead City Hall (100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030) announcing State funds received by the City of Homestead for new sickle cell disease research clini...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Announced by Miami-Dade County

Mosquito Control

UPDATE: The planned spray was rescheduled due to adverse weather and will occur this evening, Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8PM, weather permitting.

Individuals with known allergic reactions should remain indoors. Beekeepers are asked to keep their bees covered...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Homestead Hosts Annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash

2017 Race to the 4th

Homestead’s annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day bash is back for the eighth year in a row at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.  On Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 6PM to 10PM, a sea of people, awash in reds, whites, and blues, will descend upon the...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 State of the City: Together, We Rise

2017 State of the City

Together we grow, together we dream, together we are Homestead, and together we rise.  A theme of unity and cooperation reflected throughout the 2017 State of the City: Together We Rise, which showcased the exciting new developments of the past y...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

NOAA predicts the 2017 Hurricane Season will be "above average" with between 11 and 17 named storms and up to 4 of those storms having the possibility of becoming a major hurricane.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

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

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The City of Homestead is collaborating with CareerSource South Florida to put the focus on local students this summer. Together, they will help find job opportunities for 61 young Homestead residents between the ages of 15 and 18.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Energy Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

HPS RP3 2017

Homestead Public Services Energy (Homestead Energy) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Level designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director o...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Warns of Scams & Fraudulent Notices (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 in cash or by a p...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Homestead Breaks Ground on New Downtown Revitalization Project

HST Groundbreaking 2017

May 12, 2017—The Homestead community celebrated a new milestone in revitalizing Downtown Homestead with the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Homestead Station, a multi-use transit and entertainment center located at the intersection of Krome Avenue and Mowry D...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

May 2017 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

What's happening at the Community Center? Check out the variety of regularly scheduled exercise and craft classes, plus tons of special trips and events!

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Homestead to Break Ground on “Homestead Station”

HST Groundbreaking 2017

The City of Homestead invites the community to celebrate the next milestone in revitalizing Downtown Homestead with the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Homestead Station Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10AM.  The Ceremony will take place in the Municipal Par...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Homestead to Honor Military During Sixth Annual Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day 2017

For the sixth year in a row, Homestead will celebrate our servicemen and women during Military Appreciation Day.  Numerous food trucks and other local vendors will line the picturesque streets of Downtown Homestead along with a variety of militar...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes Influential Homestead Women

Vice Mayor Honor Women

In 1987, Congress declared March as Women’s History Month, a time to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women in history and contemporary society. On March 22nd, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough took time during the City Council’s Special Pres...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s First Junior Artists in the Spotlight: Students of Le Jardin

Councilman Shelley Junior Artist

At the March 22nd special City Council presentation, Councilman Stephen R. Shelley drew attention to a new group of talented artists in Homestead — the three- and four-year-old students at Le Jardin Early Learning Academy.

“Tonight, we have our first Junio...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Councilman Burgess Highlights Foster Children and Voices For Children Foundation’s Important Work

Councilman Burgess Recognizes GAL Program

Councilman Jon Burgess introduced Angie Chirino, a representative of the Voices For Children Foundation, during the February City Council presentations. Voices For Children, which has been serving the community for more than 32 years, raises support for t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Councilman Burgess Honors AYSO Tournament Soccer Champions

Councilman Burgess Honors AYSO 2017

Councilman Jon Burgess recognized the champions of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 2017 All Stars Team (Region 805) at the City Council Presentations on February 22, noting the teamwork, dedication and “fire” of both the coaches and players....

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