Posted on: February 23, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

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

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

Blasting Notice 02.22.2018

SDI Quarry

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hop Into Spring at Homestead’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter 2018 News

Spring is in the air in Homestead as preparations begin for the annual Homestead Easter Egg Hunt.  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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Movie with a Cop

Movie with a Cop February 2018

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Presidents' Day

Presidents Day 2018

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

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.16.2018

Blasting Notice

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

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

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

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations

CRA NFP Grant Workshop 2018

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop February 2018

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

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

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

Discover South Florida at the Homestead Eco Fair & Film Series

Eco Fair 2018 News

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

The FREE event will take place on Sa...

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

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.
  • Northbound or southbound Flori...
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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

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

MYC Welcomes Key Club International

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

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

Free Mammograms at City Hall

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Homestead National Parks Trolley Service Resumes Saturday

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop January 2018

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 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,...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

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

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

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

MLK Breakfast Event

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

2018 MLK Weekend Events

MLK 2018 Events

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

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

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Homestead Launches New Website

Website Updates

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

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

Councilman Roth Recognizes Rib Fest Charities

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

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

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

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

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight December 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Homestead Educators

Councilwoman Fairclough Presents Education Mini Grants 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

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

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr Ortiz and FIU

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 22, 2017

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

MLK Breakfast 2018

Every year the Homestead and Florida City communities come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free community breakfast.  This year, the event will take place at 7AM on Friday, January 12th at the Phichol W...

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

Holiday Hours & Closings

Holiday Hours 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

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

Holiday Trolley 2017

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

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

FDOT Plans New Traffic Patterns through Thursday for Turnpike Construction Work

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

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

Nike Missile Site Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Traffic Information for YMCA Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run 2017 Traffic

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

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

In the Company of Women

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Turkey Point Siren Test

Turkey Point Siren Testing

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

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

HPS Energy Staff Pose

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

HPS crew...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

City of Homestead to Host Annual Dinner with Santa Event

Dinner with Santa 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns Thanksgiving Weekend

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

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

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead’s Free Trolley Offers New, More Convenient Route

Homestead Trolley

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

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

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Homestead-Miami Speedway

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

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

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

Homestead National Parks Trolley Offers Special Service to NASCAR Fans

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead Reopens

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Planned Closures on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

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

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

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

November 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

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

Veterans Day

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

City of Homestead News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

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

Election 2017

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

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

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

Early Voting for 2017 General Election

Election 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

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

HPS Scam Alerts

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

FEMA Opens New Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL City Government Week 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

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

Miami-Dade DTPW

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Homestead General Election Set for Tuesday, November 7

Election 2017

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services to Launch Improved Online Bill Pay

HPS New Online Bill Pay

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

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: 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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 haun...

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City of Homestead News
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, I...

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City of Homestead News
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 clos...

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City of Homestead News
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 sec...

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Watch Now... City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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.

The temporary polling l...

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City of Homestead News
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)
  • Ernestine Jac...
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City of Homestead News
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,...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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)
  • Ernestine Jackson Seymour Park (SW 5th Street & 4th Avenue, Homestead, ...
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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Reopen

City Logo

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


City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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....

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City of Homestead News
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.

Applicants will need the following to apply: social security number; daytime telephone number; current m...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead & Miami-Dade County Lift Curfew

Curfew Notice

There is no curfew in effect for the City of Homestead or Miami-Dade County as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Until Further Notice

City Logo

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

City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Solid Waste Pickups Suspended Until Further Notice

HPS Sanitation

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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City of Homestead News
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 sept...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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.

City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

MDCPS

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 Mia...

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City of Homestead News
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 sep...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

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

HPS Energy

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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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.

Hurricane Irma will begin to cross ...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 w...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Power Restoration Plan for Hurricane Irma

HPS Energy

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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

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

HPS Energy

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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City of Homestead News
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

Down tree:

14-1500 blk of NE 8t...

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City of Homestead News
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 m&...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

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

HPS Sanitation

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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City of Homestead News
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.

Debido a los impactos esperados del huracán Irma, las Escuelas Públicas d...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

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

HPS Water

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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 h...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Homestead Trolley Service Will Stop Friday at 12PM

Homestead Trolley

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

HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal solid waste pickup schedule. There are no planned additional bu...

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City of Homestead News
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.

HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal...

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City of Homestead News
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 fle...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Closed for Hurricane Irma

MDCPS

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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

HPS Sanitation Schedule for Hurricane Irma

HPS Sanitation

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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 Specia...

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City of Homestead News
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...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 Go...

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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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City of Homestead News
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...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Staff

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,...

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City of Homestead News
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,...

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City of Homestead News
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 th...

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City of Homestead News
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 fro...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Announced by Miami-Dade County

Mosquito Control

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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City of Homestead News
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 leg...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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Aerial Spray Map City of Homestead News
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, an...

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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

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

Career Source

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.

“Building our c...

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City of Homestead News
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 Di...

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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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 a...

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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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
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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City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Vice Mayor Fairclough: Helping the Mayor’s Youth Council Fund Annual Trip

At the February Special Presentations, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, accompanied by members of the City of Homestead’s Mayor’s Youth Council, noted “We are definitely in great company with so many youth here at our City Hal...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Vice Mayor Fairclough Celebrates First United Methodist Christian School and The Town of Roxaboxen

During the February Special Council presentations, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough celebrated the creativity of the first graders of First United Methodist Christian School and all that they came up with in interpreting “Roxaboxen” &...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Downtown Homestead: The Progress Continues

Many of you have started to receive this Bond Referendum Update, which was part of our promise to you when we committed to revitalizing Downtown Homestead thanks to your support! In 2014, Homestead voters overwhelmingly approved two bond referendums for ...Read Now... Read Now... City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Homestead Police Headquarters Opens with Parade and Fanfare

Nearly one thousand people gathered to celebrate the milestone opening of Homestead’s new Police Headquarters—the first building constructed specifically for law enforcement in more than one hundred years of Homestead History. ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Homestead Police Explorers Recruiting New Members

The Homestead Police Explorers is a law-enforcement-based community service program that falls under the City of Homestead Police Department. Its purpose is to bring together law enforcement officers and youth with an interest in law enforcement as a poss...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Third Annual Homestead Eco Fair Draws Record Crowd

Hundreds gathered in Downtown Homestead to forge a deeper connection with our environment at the third annual Homestead Eco Fair.  Homestead residents, tourists, and families sampled local organic food, learned about South Florida ecosystems, and...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Councilman Shelley Honors Parks & Recreation Staff on Behalf of Homestead Main Street

Councilman Stephen Shelley took time at the December 21 City Council meeting, to recognize the Homestead Parks and Recreation Staff who made “Holiday in the Park,” a special event held at Losner Park on December 2, very special.

Counci...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Connect with Nature at the Third Annual Homestead Eco Fair

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 third annual Homestead Eco-Fair. 

The FREE event will take place on Sa...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Homestead Renews the Dream & Recommits to Peace in Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Following a year of headlines highlighting the continued struggle for equality and justice, the Homestead and Florida City Communities united to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Community activists, students, distinguishe...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Check Cashing Fraud (English & Spanish)

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by individuals across the United States.  Several people have received checks purported to be refunds from Homestead Public Services (HPS).  If y...

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City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

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

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: December 8, 2016

Public Notice: Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of HomesteadDisadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) GoalsFiscal Years 2017 - 2019

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Non-Profit Organizations Wednesday, January 25th at 10am and 6pm in the Health Room of the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Homestead to Host Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast

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 13th at the Phichol Williams C...Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

City of Homestead & Orange Bowl Break Ground on Harris Field Park Renovation

The City of Homestead and the Orange Bowl Committee broke ground today on a $2.1 million renovation of the existing football stadium and field at Harris Field Park in Homestead.

The project is the Orange Bowl’s fourth Legacy Gift to the South Florida ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

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

Free—it’s not a word you hear often during the holidays, but the City of Homestead is offering free transportation, free parking, free guided tours, and free admission to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks as part of the Holiday Trolley. Take advanta...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns with New Routes and Programs

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley Service returns November 26, 2016 through April 30, 2017 for its fourth season of operation.  The Trolley departs every Saturday and Sunday from Downtown Homestead, which is listed on the...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Needs Your Support!

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council needs the support of our community.  In order to fund their annual educational tour to Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery, Alabama, they have pledged to sell trees through the Buy A Tree.  Cha...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Watch Now: City of Homestead Announces Funding for Major Downtown Project

Exciting news for Downtown Homestead! In a press conference hosted at the newly revitalized Seminole Theatre, the City of Homestead, joined by Congressman Curbelo, announced more than $7 million in federal funding needed for a major project in Downtown Ho...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Traffic Information: NASCAR Championship Weekend

Residents should be aware that we are hosting a large scale NASCAR Race Event over the next several days.

There will be a significant increase in Traffic on Friday (11/18/2016), Saturday (11/19/2016), and Sunday (11/20/2016).

On Friday (11...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Councilman Williams & the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Join Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III and the Southwest Advisory Committee for their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Monday, November 21st 6PM-9PM at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th ST, Homestead, FL 33030). Please RSVP no later than 5PM on...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Councilman Williams & the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Annual Turkey Giveaway

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III and the Southwest Advisory Committee will host their annual Turkey Giveaway Tuesday, November 22nd at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th ST, Homestead, FL 33030).  Doors open at 5:30PM.  ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Homestead National Parks Trolley to Run Special Service for NASCAR Fans

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 9, 2016

City of Homestead Charter Amendments Pass in Preliminary Results

Preliminary election results show Homestead residents approved three changes to the City of Homestead Charter.  Results will become official only once certified by the canvassing board.  The first, dealing with the selection of the Vice ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Celebrates Survivors’ Victory Over Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at the October 26 Homestead City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough opened Council presentations by recognizing 12 Homestead women “celebrating their victory over breast cancer.&...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Councilman Burgess Honors Former HPS Energy Assistant Director Ken Konkol

During Council Presentations on October 26, Councilman Jon Burgess presented former HPS (Homestead Public Services) Energy Assistant Director Ken Konkol with FMEA Honorary Membership in recognition of his decades of service to public power.  Earl...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Councilman Williams Recognizes Clifford McKinney as Pastor of the Quarter

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams III opened his Pastor of the Quarter Presentation to Clifford H. McKinney, Sr., on October 26 on an uplifting note, saying, “This recognition is one of the wonderful ways we’re able to highlight those magn...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough & Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Local Educators

On October 26, Homestead educators gathered for the presentation of nine education mini grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee. Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, the Council’s liaison to the Education Committee, opened the...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

HPS Energy Hosts Centennial Celebration

After 100 years of proudly serving Homestead residents, Homestead Public Services Energy opened its doors for a community celebration welcoming the next 100 years of community power.  More than 100 attendees enjoyed electrical demonstrations, pow...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

City of Homestead Announces Funding for Major Downtown Revitalization Project

October 27, 2016—In a press conference hosted at the newly revitalized Seminole Theatre, the City of Homestead, joined by Congressman Curbelo, announced the final funding needed to begin a major project in Downtown Homestead, which is central to...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

HPS Energy Celebrates 100 Years of Community Power

This October, Homestead Public Services Energy is celebrating 100 years of providing reliable public power. Join the Centennial Celebration Saturday, October 29th 12PM-4PM at HPS Energy located at 675 N. Flagler Avenue. Enjoy FREE cotton candy and snow ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Homestead Parks & Rec Hosts Spooky Saturday

Get ready for a spooktacular good time at Spooky Saturday! Join us for a FREE night of tricks & treats, kids' rides, haunted house, food trucks, costume contest, & more! For additional information, contact Parks & Recreation at (305) 224-4570 ...Read on... City of Homestead News
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Homestead Police Department Hosts National Night Out

What: National Night Out
When: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Homestead Police Department, 1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33033

The City of Homestead and the Homestead Police Department invite you to join us on October 4...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

City Hall Goes Pink!

Homestead City Hall will light up pink for the entire month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. The big reveal takes place Friday, September 30th starting at 7PM. Don't miss this FREE event with FREE refreshments and FREE mammograms for those ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

City of Homestead Wins Big at National Awards Ceremony

The Homestead Public Information Office (PIO) came home with some serious hardware from the nationally renowned City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) Savvy Awards Competition—winning top honors in the TV/Video & Marketing Tools...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

HPS Warns of Scams & Fraudulent Notices (English & Spanish)

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...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Councilman Williams and Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Annual Backpack Giveaway

Councilman Jimmie Williams along with the Southwest Advisory Board will be bringing back their Annual Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Fair with community partners: Homestead Police Department, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Pi Delta Omega Chapter,...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Mayor Porter Presents Detective Jose Murillo with Officer of the Month Award for May 2016

Detective Jose Murillo had a busy and successful month in May with investigations leading to several arrests. Mayor Jeff Porter presented him with the Officer of the Month Award for May 2016 during the Special Council Presentation in July.

“Homestead P...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Mayor Porter Recognizes Officer John Buchanan as April 2016 Officer of the Month

City of Homestead Police Officer John Buchanan was recognized by Mayor Jeff Porter for his exceptional public service during the month of April at the Special Council Presentation in July 2016.

Mayor Jeff Porter addressed Officer Buchanan and several...Read on...

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Important Message for HPS Customers Regarding Payments

To Our Valued Customers:

It has come to our attention that various persons and organizations are claiming to receive payments on behalf of the City of Homestead. Below are a list of authorized vendors and payment centers for the City of Homestead.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

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

A record-breaking 25,000 attendees filled the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the seventh annual Race to the 4th. Families from all over Homestead and South Florida dressed in their most patriotic ensembles to enjoy an evening of live music, kids’ activitie...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Presents Mayor’s Youth Council Achievement Scholarship Awards

During the June Council Presentations, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough and the Mayor’s Youth Council once again had the pleasure of awarding college scholarships to exceptional Homestead students through the Coins for College Campaign. The annual communit...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes the Mayor’s Youth Council Graduating Class

A commencement ceremony was held during the June Council Presentations for some very special high school seniors. Donning their graduation caps, five members of the Mayor’s Youth Council received certificates of recognition from Vice Mayor Patricia Faircl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Councilman Williams Recognizes Pastor Brock Shiffer as Pastor of the Quarter

A heartfelt and emotional tribute by Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III marked Pastor Brock Shiffer’s induction as Pastor of the Quarter. As a token of appreciation, Councilman Williams presented a journal to Pastor Shiffer in recognition of his outstand...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

The Race to the 4th is On! Homestead Hosts Annual Independence Day Bash

The Race to the 4th is on! Back for its 7th year, this Independence Day bash at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will delight patriots of all ages. On Monday, July 4, 2016 from 6PM to 10PM, a sea of people, awash in reds, whites, and blues, will descend upo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

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

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...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes the Dream Team at Miami-Dade College Homestead

You’ve heard of basketball, football, and soccer “dream teams,” but the team making headlines in Homestead is the community service organization called the Dream Team at Miami-Dade College Homestead. During the May Council Presentations, Vice Mayor Fairc...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes YMCA Youth in Government Program

YMCA Youth in Government brings together students interested in public service to provide real life experiences that will help them on their future paths. Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough recognized the program and its participants at the May Council Prese...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

City of Homestead & Miami-Dade County Partner for Business Outreach

The City of Homestead and Miami-Dade County have partnered to support local businesses by creating lasting relationship with City and County government. On Thursday, July 14th 9AM-12PM in the Phichol Williams Community Center (957 SW 4th Street, Homestea...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Councilman Burgess Highlights Success of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is the result of the first and only city-county partnership to offer free sterilization surgeries to South Dade. At the May Council Presentations, Councilman Jon Burgess was able to report on its runaway success...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Councilman Larry Roth Recognizes Homestead Police Explorers Participation in Regional Competition

Each year, over 300 Police Explorers compete in the Learning for Life, Southeast Regional Police Explorer Competition. Councilman Larry Roth came before the Council to recognize the Homestead Police Explorers for their exemplary performance during this y...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

HPD & PAL Summer Kick-Off Middle School Dance

Kick off your summer with the Homestead Police Department & Police Athletic League Summer Kick-Off Middle School Dance! Friday, June 10th 6:30pm-9:30pm the Homestead PAL Gym (600 SW 14th Ave.) will host a night of dancing, food, and fun! Your $7 adm...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Celebrate Safe Communities with Homestead Police Department

Celebrate Safe Communities with the Homestead Police Department Thursday, June 9, 2016 5PM-9PM at the Homestead PAL Gym (600 SW 14th Avenue Homestead, FL 33030). Enjoy an evening of food, fun, and entertainment while learning about crime prevention and v...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Homestead CRA Non-Profit Grant Program Workshop

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be hosting an informative workshop for the FY 2016 CRA NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS GRANT PROGRAM regarding the application process and required documentation. This workshop is MANDATORY and, we request all po...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough Honors Champions for Education

The Grand Lobby of City Hall buzzed with excitement as local educators, administrators, and community leaders gathered for the Champions for Education Reception & Awards. The annual event, hosted by Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough in conjunction with ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Homestead's Dogs of Summer Adoption & Training Expo

Join Councilman Jon Burgess & Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava for Homestead's Dogs of Summer Adoption & Training Expo Saturday, May 21st 10am-2pm at Harris Field (1034 NE 8TH ST).

Check out on-site adoptions from Miami-Dade Animal Services,...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Photographer Sandy DeWitt

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley continues to highlight and recognize talented artists within our community through his Artist in the Spotlight Series. At the April 20th presentation, Councilman Shelley introduced another local talent, photographer Sandy DeW...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Civilians and Military Unite to Celebrate Freedom at Homestead Military Appreciation Day

The streets of Downtown Homestead transformed as service members and civilians connected during the fifth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. Attendees at the May 7th event enjoyed unique military displays, an epic obstacle course competition, tw...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Homestead Celebrates Construction Milestone on New Police Station with Topping-Off Ceremony

Homestead Mayor and Council, residents, city staff, and construction workers gathered to celebrate the Topping-Off of Homestead’s first new Police Station ever built for our officers. The Topping-Off signifies the completion of the building’s structure a...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

2016 National Day of Prayer

Join the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 5, 2016 10AM-11AM at Homestead City Hall: 100 Civic Court Homestead, FL 33030 in the Third Floor Main Conference Room.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration Now Open! Spend the summer exploring the outdoors, making new friends, learning new games, and having fun at the City of Homestead’s 2016 Summer Camp. The eight week program runs June 13th through August 5th Monday—Friday, 7AM—6PM at Keys G...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Watch The Excitement Continues, Mayor Jeff Porter's 2016 State of the City

A new city hall, a revitalized theatre, a new police station and plans for entertainment and retail development were some of the accomplishments highlighted in this year’s State of the City.

Hundreds of Homestead residents, City Council members, commu...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Homestead Public Services Receives Award for Utility Safety Achievement

Homestead Public Services has received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.

For the past 28 years, FMEA has recognized the efforts of Florida’s p...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Councilman Williams Recognizes “Pastor of the Quarter” Pastor Michael Stiles

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III began his “Pastor of the Quarter” initiative by honoring Pastor Michael Stiles for his leadership, dedication and faith. Councilman Williams will be honoring a new pastor each quarter to showcase the diverse religious l...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Councilman Burgess Honors Officers of the Month

Councilman Jon Burgess honored Officers Bradley Leeden, Officer of the Month in August 2015 and recipient of the Life Saving Award and Officer Carlos Garcia, Officer of the Month in September 2015. Councilman Burgess stated, “It is especially important t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Homestead Honors the Military with Fifth Annual Military Appreciation Day

Downtown Homestead will host stunning military displays, an epic obstacle course competition, and an all day party with live music and food truck guaranteed to be fun for the whole family during the fifth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. The f...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Mayor Jeff Porter 2016 State of the City: The Excitement Continues

The newly restored Seminole Theatre located at 18 N. Krome Avenue will host its first movie premiere Tuesday, April 26th at 6pm when Mayor Jeff Porter presents his 2016 State of the City: The Excitement Continues. The short film will showcase the milesto...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

We Are Homestead Festival Celebrates Milestone for City Hall & Downtown Revitalization

Thousands of Homestead residents representing over 50 local organizations, schools and churches marched in the We Are Homestead parade, participated in the city’s largest group photo and together pulled the ribbon that marked the grand opening of their ne...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Homestead's New City Hall Opens as a Beacon of Pride

The City of Homestead proudly announces the completion of its new City Hall at 100 Civic Court, Homestead, Florida. The 75-foot tall landmark building was designed almost a decade ago, by Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects, and was completed under the City’...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Homestead Continues Partnership with Biscayne National Park for Island Boat Tours

Biscayne National Park is best known for its beautiful islands and clear waters, but until recently visitors would need to have their own boat to fully enjoy the park. Now, they can easily board a tour and visit Biscayne National Park’s iconic Boca Chita...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Councilman Jon Burgess Honors Local Soccer Champions

Homestead’s loyal soccer fans had more reasons to celebrate this year as the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) U12 Girls team won first place in the 2015 All Stars Team Tournament and are now the State Champions for the second year in a row. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Vice-Mayor Fairclough Recognizes the Town of “Roxaboxen”

“Roxaboxen” It’s a town that you won’t find on Google or Map Quest but it’s the most important town to the first graders of First United Methodist Christian School in Homestead. With the help of their teachers and parents, they created their very own card...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Hundreds Gather in Downtown Homestead for the Second Annual Eco Fair

Downtown Homestead and Losner Park buzzed with activity as hundreds of residents, tourists, and nature-enthusiasts gathered for the second annual Homestead Eco Fair. Attendees connected with environmental organizations, enjoyed organic food, learned abou...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Acclaimed Jazz Singer Nicole Henry Joins Seminole Theatre Showcase Series

Critically-acclaimed jazz singer Nicole Henry is coming to the Seminole Theatre Friday, March 18th at 8PM. Her unparalleled skill, intense emotion, and dynamic voice make her one of the most moving jazz performers of our time. Don't miss the chance to see...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight - a New Gallery and Looking for Local Artist

City of Homestead Councilman Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program for 2016. The Artist in the Spotlight program (formerly known as “Art in the Chambers”) was created in 2010 by Councilman S...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Homestead Police Explorers Recruiting New Members

The Homestead Police Explorers is a law-enforcement-based community service program that falls under the City of Homestead Police Department. Its purpose is to bring together law enforcement officers and youth with an interest in law enforcement as a poss...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Homestead Police Department & SOS to Host 5K Benefiting Victims of Violent Crimes

WHAT: 8th Annual Hearts & Soles 5K Walk/Run Super Hero Glow

WHEN: February 27, 2016 5:00PM (Activities Begin), 7:00PM (Walk/Run Begins)

WHERE: Homestead Police Station 1601 SE 28th Avenue Homestead, FL 33035

The Homestead Police Department a...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Councilman Roth Honors “Shop With a Cop” Event Volunteers & Organizers

December 15, 2015—Wal-Mart #5671 in Homestead swarmed with Homestead Police Officers. However, they weren’t responding a crime spree. They were there for a shopping spree as part of the inaugural “Shop with a Cop” event. Thanks to the efforts of Counci...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

HPS Walk-In Customer Service Center Closed Now Closed

In an effort to better serve Homestead customers, the HPS Walk-in Customer Service Center, located at 711 NE 1st Road, closed its doors January 1st, 2016. Closing this facility allows the Customer Service Department to focus on providing all the same serv...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Seminole Theatre Grand Opening Brings New Life to Downtown Homestead

Excitement filled the air as over one thousand people gathered for the Seminole Theatre’s Grand Opening after nearly 40 years of vacancy. The unforgettable evening began with the free Arts & Culture Festival in Losner Park, next door to the theatre. ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Needs Your Support!

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council needs the support of our community. In order to fund their annual educational experience in Philadelphia, they have pledged to sell 100 trees by December 12th through the Buy A Tree. Change A Life. campaign.

“Buy ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Seminole Theatre Opening Night Performance & Fair

Prepare for an unforgettable evening with an arts and culture fair, red carpet, and “A Night on Broadway” musical performance as Homestead celebrates the Grand Opening of the Seminole Theatre on Saturday, December 12th.

6:00PM: FREE Arts & Culture ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough Swears in the Newest Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council

The City of Homestead Council meeting began with the swearing-in presentation of the newest members of the Mayor’s Youth Council as Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough presided over the ceremony. The purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to complement aca...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Homestead, National Parks Continue Historic Partnership with New Season for National Parks Trolley

This Thanksgiving, there’s plenty to be thankful for—a FREE ride, FREE admission, FREE guided tour, and FREE parking are all part of Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley Service. The wildly popular program returns for its third season just in...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Homestead, National Parks, and Homestead-Miami Speedway Partner to Bring Free Tours to NASCAR Fans

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 the Speedway’s RV Lot to Evergl...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

HPS Energy Wins Building Strong Communities Award from State Utilities Association

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored the community service efforts of Homestead Public Services (HPS) – Energy by recognizing the municipal electric utility with the 2015 Building Strong Communities Award.

Honored during ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016: HPS Walk-In Customer Service Center Closed

In an effort to better serve Homestead customers, the HPS Walk-in Customer Service Center, located at 711 NE 1st Road, will close its doors starting January 1st, 2016. Closing this facility will allow the Customer Service Department to focus on providing ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

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

On the evening of November 4th, Homestead welcomed Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, Councilman Jon Burgess, and Councilman Larry Roth for new terms on the dais. All four candidates won their respective races with landslide victories.
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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Councilman Williams Hosts Press Conference Calling for End to Gun Violence

Thursday, October 22, 2015—Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III hosted a press conference to address the recent increase in gun violence in the Southwest District of Homestead and Florida City. Along with local pastors, community leaders, and families of g...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Homestead Community Celebrates the Seminole Theatre Restoration Completion

On October 28, 2015 the curtain finally rose on a stage that had remained dark for nearly four decades. Over 1000 people gathered for an epic celebration as the Homestead community kicked off the completion of the Seminole Theatre restoration with a bang...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Homestead National Parks Trolley Partnership Receives National Award

The Homestead National Parks Trolley has received the prestigious 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Director’s Partnership Award, given in recognition of the most significant accomplishments achieved by parks and outside groups working together on projects...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Receives Community Leadership Award

Councilwoman Judy Waldman received the Community Leadership Award at the second annual Community Leadership Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by the American Business Women’s Association Homestead Charter Chapter for her extraordinary commitment to advocat...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Homestead Police Department Welcomes Three New Second Generation Reserve Officers Into Their Ranks

Many fathers dream of the day their sons will follow in their footsteps. The September Special Council Presentations marked that day for three Homestead families as Councilman Jon Burgess swore in three new Reserve Officers: Christian DeJohn, Joseph Rive...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Homestead Celebrates the Completion of the Seminole Theatre Restoration

The City of Homestead invites the community to celebrate the historic completion of the Seminole Theatre with a marquee lighting, tours of the renovated theater, and a cocktail reception with cash bar. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the lobby of ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Councilman Williams Releases Statement Condemning Gun Violence

From the Office of Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III:

In a statement on October 20th, Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III after learning the death of Mr. Reynaldo Clayton, expressed his discontent regarding the recent influx of news articles citing the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley Unveils Plaques for Historic Homestead Structures

In the continuing effort to recognize the significance of Homestead’s historic buildings, Historic Downtown Homestead will have more of its historic structures adorned with educational plaques. This will allow visitors and citizens alike to identify and l...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Continues to Highlight Homestead Artists

Vice-Mayor Stephen R. Shelley honored more local artists in the Artist in the Spotlight Program for the City of Homestead. The artists who were selected for this amazing opportunity include: Marcia Maynard, Lillian Marlatt, Mimi Dickson, Mary Dee Burkhar...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III Honors Backpack Giveaway Supporters

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III and the Southwest Advisory Committee, along with many volunteers once again made the first day of school a great beginning when over 600 back packs and school supplies were donated to hundreds of local children.

Counc...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2015

Citizens and Officers Unite at Groundbreaking for New Homestead Police Station

The citizens of Homestead and Homestead’s Police Officers came together Wednesday, October 7th to celebrate an historic moment, as the City broke ground for the first new police station ever built for its officers. Spirits were high as Homestead’s Mayor ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2015

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors MAST Academy as a Top Tier School

Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST Academy), Homestead made the top of Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” annual rankings of 500 schools and was recognized as a top tier school nation-wide, ranking 21st in the country out of 21,000 high schools. ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

Groundbreaking for New Homestead Police Station

The City of Homestead is hosting a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its new Police Station, located in the heart of Downtown at 45 NW 1st Avenue. The ceremony will take place at 6:00PM on Wednesday, October 7th and will celebrate Homestead’s commitment to kee...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Mayor Porter Proclaims September 24th “Buy a Tree. Change a Life” Day

Mayor Porter proclaimed Thursday September 24th, Buy a Tree. Change a Life Day for the great work Life Pointe Church and Pastor Travis Johnson have accomplished.

“The council and I appreciate all the great effort you have made to make this program a gr...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III & Southwest Advisory Committee Host Backpack Giveaway

Back-to-school can be a stressful time—especially if your family doesn’t have the resources to provide all the necessities. Thanks to the efforts of Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III and the Southwest Advisory Committee, hundreds of local children recei...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

City of Homestead Public Information Office Wins National Awards

The Homestead Public Information Office (PIO) came home with some serious hardware from the nationally renowned 3CMA (City-County Communications & Marketing Association) Savvy Awards Competition—winning top honors in the Communication or Marketing Pro...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Registration Open for Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program

Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued -- when an emergency arises, pre-registered individuals will have priority over those who have not registered for the program.

Registrants will be contacted on a semi-annual basis to re-certify their need...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Councilman Jon Burgess Leads 5th Annual Back to School Drive for Miami-Dade County League of Cities

Homestead’s Redondo Elementary played host to this year’s Miami-Dade County League of Cities back to school donation event. Dozens of local underprivileged students received book bags, lunchboxes, and other assorted school supplies collected by the Miami-...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

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

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...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

Councilwoman Fairclough Hosts Second Annual Back to School Shoe Giveaway

Dozens of local children will step into the first day of school with confidence thanks to Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough’s “Best Foot Forward” event. This is the second year she has organized this shopping spree for some lucky local kids to spend up to...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

FREE Spay & Neuter Mobile Animal Clinic at JD Redd Park August 8th

The FREE Spay and Neuter Mobile Animal Clinic will be at JD Redd Park on August 8th. Please RSVP at 305-224-4433 to be put on the list for your dog to be spayed/neutered.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

HPS Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones to Help Lead Statewide Energy Agency

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones was as re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency.

Elections took place at the agency’s annual meeting held in Naples, FL on Frida...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

South Florida National Parks Camera Club Featured as Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artists in the Spotlight

South Florida boasts some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the country. It is these beautiful landscapes that inspired the birth of the South Florida National Parks Camera Club.

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, a member of the club and avid natur...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Councilman Maldonado Appointed to Florida League of Cities Legislative Committee

Florida’s economy is diverse—with tourism, agriculture, fishing, and even scientific research playing important roles for our state. So, it’s no surprise that different cities have different economic concerns. Councilman Elvis Maldonado will be represen...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

The Progress Continues: City of Homestead Celebrates Losner Park Expansion with Demolition Kick Off

The City of Homestead celebrated yet another step towards revitalizing Downtown Homestead with a Demolition Kick Off Ceremony for the expansion of Losner Park. Located in the heart of Downtown, the expanded park will breathe new life into the area, creat...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

City of Homestead to Host Demolition Kick Off for Losner Park Expansion

WHAT: Demolition Kick Off Ceremony for Losner Park Expansion
WHEN: 10:00AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 WHERE: Behind Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030

The City of Homestead is celebrating the continuing progress of its bold Downtown re...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

The Homestead Police Department Goes Beyond Their Call of Duty to Make Homestead a Safer Community

The Homestead Police Department strives to go above and beyond for the residents of Homestead. While deployed for six months abroad, Colonel Thomas D. Davis of the Homestead Air Reserve Base, his wife Jesika, and daughter Samantha witnessed this very trai...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Keep Calm and Pick Your Path at the City of Homestead Career, College, and Technical School Fair

Councilman Jimmie Williams, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, and the Southwest Advisory Committee are hosting a career, college, and technical school fair at the Phichol Williams Community Center Saturday, September 19, 2015 10AM - 1PM. The first 100 st...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes Military Appreciation Day Committee

Each year, Military Appreciation Day attracts thousands of families for a day of fun and celebration of freedom and service. In order to bring an event of this magnitude to fruition, organizations from all over the Homestead community came together. For...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Mayor Jeff Porter Honors the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

Homestead’s Police Explorers are a group of young men and women committed to becoming the next generation of law enforcement. During the June 2015 Special Council Presentation, Mayor Jeff Porter honored the group for their fierce commitment and exemplary...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Homestead Hosts Annual Race to the 4th Independence Day Bash

Back for its 6th year, the Race to the 4th proved yet again to be the crowning event of the summer. With over 20,000 people in attendance, the Homestead-Miami Speedway was a sea of reds, whites, and blues as people from all over South Florida came to sho...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

Councilman Jon Burgess Honored with 2015 Home Rule Hero Award

The Florida League of Cities has recognized Homestead Councilman Jon Burgess with a 2015 Home Rule Hero Award.

This prestigious award was presented to Councilman Burgess for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help prot...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

The Race to the 4th is On! Homestead Hosts Annual Independence Day Bash

The Race to the 4th is on! Back for its 6th year, this Independence Day bash at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will be one of the crowning events of the summer. On Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 6PM to 10PM, A sea of people, awash in reds, whites, and blues,...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Homestead Police Department Promotes Two Reserve Sergeants, Welcomes One New Officer to the Force

A relentless dedication to serving the community is a quality which the Homestead Police Department holds in high regards. While reviewing the job performances and records of Reserve Officers Ron Charlot, Will Worrall, and Francisco Mello it was evident ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Community Center Artists Featured in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Program

The beauty of becoming an artist lies in the fact that it is never too late to become one. Finding your niche in the art world is similar to finding a sense of belonging, a sense of home. This was the theme for Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Thousands Gather to Honor Freedom, Service, and the Military at Military Appreciation Day

Thousands of patriots flooded the streets of Downtown Homestead for the fourth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. Attendees at the May 30th event enjoyed dozens of military vehicles and displays, an epic obstacle course competition, a dramatic f...Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Homestead’s National Parks Trolley Closes Record-Breaking Season

The Homestead National Parks Trolley's second season has come to a close, boasting record-breaking ridership and expanded service. Over 7,000 people came from all over Florida, America, and the world to enjoy the free transportation, free parking, free g...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Military Appreciation Day 3PM-8PM at Losner Park

The fourth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day promises to be better than ever with dozens of military vehicles and weaponry not often accessible to the public, an epic obstacle course competition, ceremonies to honor our service men and women, and...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Restoring Our History, Building Our Future: Seminole Theatre Renovations Kick Off

Renovations for the Seminole Theatre started with a bang…literally! A confetti canon and banner reveal kicked off the renovations to the Historic Seminole Theatre on Monday, May 11, 2015. The renovation of the Seminole Theatre as a multi-purpose cultural ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Councilman Williams Honors Homestead Sanitation Department

It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Those somebodies are often the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Sanitation Department—who were honored for their dedication and hard work by Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III during the April 2015 Special Coun...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Mayor Porter, Councilwoman Fairclough, and the Education Committee to Honor Champions for Education

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win...Join Mayor Jeff Porter, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, and Homestead's Education Committee as they honor outstanding local educators and other ch...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Two New Reserve Officers Join the Ranks of the Homestead Police Department

Diversity is an important tool to maintain an open and inviting environment, and to make sure every citizen is treated fairly. This was the theme of the introduction of two new reserve officers to the Homestead Police Department, during the Special Counci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

The City of Homestead is Now Accepting Applications for the Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program

The City of Homestead is now accepting applications for the Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program. The program is intended to assist single family home owners with minor repairs to their residences. For more information, please contact the Community Rede...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Honors Local Residents with Kindness Awards

A simple act of kindness can make a lasting impact in someone’s life. That is why, during the April 2015 Special Council Presentation, Councilwoman Judy Waldman bestowed a special Kindness Award to Cindy Sincore-Porter, Amber Woods, Larry Roth, Bonnie Ki...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Proclaims Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month in the City of Homestead. Councilwoman Judy Waldman took the opportunity during April’s Special Presentation Ceremony to talk about her collaborative efforts with Homestead Hospital and M.U.J.E.R. (Me...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Councilwoman Fairclough Hosts Academic Signing Day for Homestead Students

Signing Day, a ceremony where high school seniors sign a letter of intent to indicate the student-athlete’s commitment to a university, is usually held in a school’s auditorium in front of peers and teachers.

But in Homestead, during the Special Prese...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Honors Principal of the Year

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough approached the podium on the night of the April 2015 City Council meeting to honor two Homestead leaders in education: Mr. Guillermo Muñoz, Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2015 Principal of the Year, and Dr. Omar Monteagu...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Councilman Maldonado Honors Dennis Berry for Contribution to South Dade Senior High School Athletics

Dennis Berry of Berry’s Paint, Hardware, and Flooring, Inc. brought new meaning to the phrase, “Most Valuable Player,” through his generous actions when the South Dade Senior High School Athletic Department suffered theft and vandalism of equipment and fa...Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

DEADLINE: Apply for the Mayor's Youth Council Achievement Community Scholarship by May 13th!

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough and the Mayor's Youth Council are collecting coins for college. Drop your pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters (even dollars are welcome) into the jar and watch the coins add up to provide scholarship funds for a local gr...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Homestead Wins Annual Drinking Water Taste Test Competition!

A team of celebrity judges awarded Homestead the honor of Best Tasting Drinking Water 2015 in a blind taste test during the annual Florida Section American Water Works Association Region VII competition. Each year, six utilities including Miami-Dade Wate...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2015

Over 800 South Dade Families Receive Easter Food Donations

Over 800 South Dade families enjoyed the comforts of food and family on Easter Sunday thanks to the second annual Easter Basket Food Distribution. The event, held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Harris Field, was made possible by the efforts of Councilman Ji...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2015

Councilman Williams Recognized Sandra Brock and South Dade Middle School Steppers

The act of giving back to the community can take many forms. This is why Councilman Jimmie Williams III presented Sandra Brock and the South Dade Middle School Steppers with a special Certificate of Appreciation. Not just for their outstanding dance perfo...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

“Buy a Tree. Change a Life” Program Funds Mayor’s Youth Council Educational Trip

Pastor Travis Johnson from Life Pointe Church presented the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) with a giant check for $1,500 to help facilitate their March 23rd Educational Trip to New York, courtesy of the “Buy a Tree. Change a Life” program. Councilwoman Patri...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Honors Women of the Year

March is Women’s History Month, the perfect time for Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough to honor the Women of the Year for 2015, proud members of the Homestead Women’s Club. Councilwoman Fairclough expressed the importance of acknowledging the valuable comm...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Vice-Mayor Shelley Bids Farewell to Biscayne National Park's Christiana Admiral

Biscayne National Park Ranger Christiana Admiral is saying goodbye to her seven year career in Homestead to continue her path at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in Utah. Ms. Admiral, an instrumental part in bringing the Homestead National Parks Trol...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Mayor Jeff Porter Proclaims Bike305 Month in Homestead

The City of Homestead has joined Miami-Dade County and its municipalities in celebrating March as Bike305 month. All through the month, residents are encouraged to try cycling to work, school and other destinations, and various events are organized to pro...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Suzanne Moe and Marcela Noriega Featured in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Program

Sometimes art is more than just a pretty picture, or a sculpture, or a song. It’s also about making a positive change in the community. That’s the reason Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is featuring Suzanne Moe and Marcela Noriega in his Artist in the Spotl...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Homestead Celebrates Temporary Police Station Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

In a heartwarming ceremony, the Homestead community gathered to celebrate the opening of Homestead Police Department’s Temporary Police Station. On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 over one hundred police officers, community members, City staff, dignitaries, an...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

6th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival Better Than Ever!

The Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival came back strong for the sixth year running with over 200 bicycle and nature enthusiasts gathering for the ride on the morning of Sunday, March 22, 2015. This year, cyclists enjoyed the option of a fun 11-mi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2015

West Homestead K-8 Center Improvements Kick Off

The Homestead Community gathered to kick off improvements to the West Homestead K-8 Center thanks to the passage of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Bond Referendum and funds from the City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

Princ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

International Chili Cook-Off A Hit in Homestead

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, Harris Field played host to some of the most adventurous chili chefs in all of South Dade during this year’s International Chili Cook-Off School Competition and Community Carnival. In just its second year, the City of Homest...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Councilman Jon Burgess Honors Homestead Public Services with Proclamation

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley Assist With Dr. Linda Fagan’s Food Drive

Every year Dr. Linda Fagan of Country Medical Center coordinates an annual Thanksgiving food drive to ensure non-profit organizations in the community who provide assistance to others in need receive some help of their own in accomplishing their missions...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

Councilman Maldonado Honors Farmworker Pioneers

Councilman Elvis Maldonado recognized honorees at the Annual Farmworker Week Celebration, hosted by the Farmworker Career Development Program of Miami-Dade County. This year’s celebration took place November 20, 2014 at the South Dade Skills Center and...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Homestead Holiday Community Party Thursday, December 11

Complimentary tickets will become available on Monday, December 1 for Councilwoman Judy Waldman's Homestead Holiday Community Party. The event will take place at the Villages of Homestead Clubhouse on Thursday, December 11 from 6:30pm-9pm. A delightful ev...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Councilman Williams is hosting a Turkey Giveaway this Tuesday, November 25

Councilman Williams is hosting a Turkey Giveaway this Tuesday at the Phichol Williams Community Center! See the flyer for more details!

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Everglades National Park Quarter Launch & Coin Exchange

Come out to Harris Field Pavilion (corner of US1 & Campbell Dr.) on Thursday, December 4 @ 10am to commemorate the release of the 2014 Everglades National Park Quarter. Please see flyer for further details.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams III & The Southwest Advisory Committe Thanksgiving Feast

In the spirit of giving, Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III & the Southwest Advisory Committee would like to invite Homestead residents to a Thanksgiving feast. Please see flyer for details.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman's Annual Toy Drive

This year, make it a special Christmas for one of our own here in Homestead. The children of the Homestead Soup Kitchen will be receiving gifts donated by members of the Homestead community. For more details and where to drop off gifts, please see attache...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

City of Homestead, National Parks Continue Partnership with Re-Launch of National Parks Trolley

WHAT: National Parks Trolley Service

WHEN: November 22, 2014—April 26, 2015

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

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley Service will return from November 22, 2014 through April 26...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Honors Local Couple with Kindness Award

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

National Parks Trolley Project Team Receive Prestigious Marketing Awards

The Homestead National Parks Trolley project, a joint venture to increase visitorship to area National Parks and Historic Downtown Homestead, received the highest honors for marketing excellence at a recent Special Council Presentation in October 2014. ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

Alpha Delta Kappa Honored for Promoting Educational Excellence

Mayor Jeff Porter took a moment during a Special Council Presentation in October 2014 to recognize the exceptional efforts of Alpha Delta Kappa among women educators around the world. On this day, the Florida Chapter was honored, specifically the member...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Recognizes Members of Homestead Police Department

In the wake of his very successful event intended to heighten safety awareness and educate the public on safety techniques, Councilman Elvis Maldonado praised the efforts of select Homestead Police Officers during a Special Council Presentation for thei...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

City of Homestead and Historic Preservation Board Honored

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

City of Homestead Recognizes Lowe’s Community Giving

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman to Lead Special Veterans Day Service

On Monday, November 10, a day prior Veterans Day, Councilwoman Judy Waldman will be presiding over a very special service to commemorate the past, present and future military men and woman and their selfless contributions towards the safety and liberty o...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

FREE WORKSHOP FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Do you want to buy a home? Are you confused as to where to begin?
THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 @ the William F. Dickinson Community Center from 10am-6pm, come and join the FREE 8hr. workshop for first time home buyers. This essential workshop is brought to ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter & School Board Vice Chair Dr. Larry Feldman Visit Local Schools

Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter and Miami-Dade County School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Larry Feldman toured several schools in the Homestead area to learn more about the course these institutions are charting for the future of their students. Among the schools vis...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Homestead Public Services Wins FMEA Community Service Award

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored the community service efforts of Homestead Public Services by recognizing the municipal electric utility with the 2014 Community Service Award.

Honored during the public power lunc...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Spooky Saturday, October 25, 2014!

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bill Passes in State Senate to Honor Florida Pioneer

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

Homestead Parks & Recreation Department Wins National Award

The official guide to Homestead’s parks and recreational programming was awarded the highest prize in the nationally renowned 3CMA (City-County Communications & Marketing Association) Savvy Awards Competition under the Graphic Design Publications cate...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

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

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

City of Homestead Receives Special Designation from Weather Service

NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the federal scientific agency that monitors and reports on the conditions of the world’s oceans and the atmosphere, has recently designated the City of Homestead as a “Weather-Ready Nation” Ambassa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

Councilman Williams Appointed to Oversee Elected Officials Pension Plan

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III has been appointed by Mayor Jeff Porter to be one of the chairpersons to sit on the board of the New Elected and Senior Management Pension Plans. Councilman Williams will be responsible for overseeing a fund valued in ex...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Councilman Jon Burgess Leads 4th Annual Back to School Drive

This year’s Miami-Dade County League of Cities back to school donation event took place in Homestead’s Laura C. Saunders Elementary. Dozens of local underprivileged students received book bags, lunchboxes and other assorted school supplies that were colle...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilman Jon Burgess Honors Local Residents for Athletic Achievements

Three Homestead residents were honored, during the July 2014 Special Council Presentation, for their remarkable athletic achievements representing their city and country at the 2014 Europa Games held in Orlando, Florida. The games are an Olympic-like spre...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Honors Local Non-Profit Organizations

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough recognized the accomplishments of three non-profit organizations based in the Homestead area during a Special Council Presentation in July 2014. The three were selected to receive grants as winners of the Million Dollar Li...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Recognizes National Migrant Teacher of the Year

During the July 2014 Special Council Presentation, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough saluted the efforts of a fellow educator by recognizing the achievements of National Migrant Teacher of the Year, Raquel Bueno.

“I would like to recognize an educator ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilman Burgess Introduces Homestead Police K9 New Members

Councilman Jon Burgess welcomed some rather intriguing guests to the council chambers during the August Special Council Presentation, when the current members of the Homestead Police K9 Unit and their new four-legged counterparts paid a visit to discuss t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Homestead Police Officer Decorated for Distinguished Military Service

During a Special Council Presentation in August 2014, Homestead Police Officer Victor Lugo was roundly praised and commended by his peers and superiors for his sterling career as a member of the U.S. military.

Officer Lugo’s 23 year commitment to the ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Officer Jesus Gonzalez Awarded Officer of the Month for June 2014

City of Homestead police officer Jesus Gonzalez was recognized for his exceptional public service during the month of June at the Special Council Presentation in August 2014.

During the month long span, Officer Gonzalez responded to 184 service calls a...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

Councilman Jimmie Williams Leads Vigil Against Violence

On the evening of August 12, 2014, Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III residents and other community leaders congregated on the grounds of Blakey Park to observe the untimely passing of Darrin Booker, a young boy who became the latest victim of gun violenc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

Councilman Jimmie Williams Holds Stop the Violence Prayer Vigil

In the wake of another senseless killing in Miami-Dade County over the weekend, Councilman Jimmie Williams is calling out to the Homestead/Florida City community to show unity in the face of violence at a Stop the Violence Prayer Vigil that will take plac...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

MDI Sports of Homestead Honored at Special Council Meeting

On behalf of Councilwoman Judy Waldman, Councilman Elvis Maldonado stepped to the podium during July’s Special Council Presentation to honor the demonstration of excellence of area youth athletes involved with the basketball programs offered by MDI Sports...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Invites you to Attend Miami-Dade County Ethics Training Aug. 8

If you currently serve as a member of a committee or advisory board in the City of Homestead or would be interested in becoming one, Councilman Elvis Maldonado would like to invite you to Miami-Dade County Ethics training. The training will take place on ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: August 4, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman's Chefs Table of the Championship Taste Event August 21

As a member of The Pineapple Ladies of Homestead Hospital Foundation, Councilwoman Judy Waldman would like to reach out to her hometown constituency to share in a truly special evening. On Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6pm-10pm, the Championship Taste,...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 21, 2014

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones to Help Lead State Agency

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones was as re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Board of Directors and All-Requirements Project Executive Committee.

Election...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: July 18, 2014

Get Involved This Year With Judy Waldman's School Supplies Drive

The lazy days of summer will soon be coming to an end for Miami-Dade County school students and then it’s time to get back into gear again. Unfortunately, for financially challenged families in our community, it can be an anxious time as parents can somet...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

City of Homestead “Race to the 4th” Event is one to Remember

In just its fifth year, the 2014 edition of the “Race to the 4th” Independence Day bash at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, proved to be one of the crowning events of the summer thus far. An estimated 20,000 festivalgoers descended upon the speedway grounds ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 27, 2014

Success of National Parks Trolley Project Recognized by Parks’ Leadership

Deputy Superintendent of Everglades National Park, Justin Unger and Biscayne National Park Superintendant Brian Carlstrom stood before Council during the June City Council meeting to commend and recognize the leadership of Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, the ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 19, 2014

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Krome Avenue Truck Bypass Project June 26, 2014

WHO: The City of Homestead

WHAT: A special town hall meeting

WHERE: William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

WHY: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wil...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter Honors U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On Friday, June 6, 2014, Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter attended the MAC (Military Affairs Committee) Meet and Greet Event wherein he delivered a proclamation in honor of the exceptional performance and the fervent execution of the duties demonstrated by the...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Officer Elvis Ackerman Receives Officer of the Month and Life Saving Awards

During a Special Council Presentation on May 21, 2014, Homestead Police Captain Marie Kent acknowledged the valiant efforts and courage demonstrated by fellow police officer Elvis Ackerman who recently saved a resident’s life by performing CPR.

Offic...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Mayor Porter Hosts Area Kids for a Lesson in Leadership

Homestead’s City Hall was buzzing with activity on May 8 when 60 children from Avocado Elementary School arrived for a tour hosted by Mayor Jeff Porter along with the Office of Florida Senator Dwight Bullard.

Along with touring the halls of municipal ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2014

Four New Officers Sworn in to Homestead Police Department

During a Special Council Presentation in May, City of Homestead Detective Antonio Aquino welcomed in the latest crop of newly minted officers to join the police force. Said the detective, “There were over one-hundred applicants over the past year. Twelv...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 16, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter Lends a Hand to Mexican-American Council Fundraiser

On May 23, 2014, Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter alongside members of his council, Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley, Councilman Elvis Maldonado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez participated in the MAC (Mexican-American Council) Migrant Student Scholar...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Homestead Community Center Artists Display Their Work

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley took time during May’s Special Council Presentations to recognize the talent of the artists currently on display in the halls of the William F. Dickinson Community Center as part of his Artist in the Spotlight program.

“The ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Introduces Charter School Associates Executive Internship Program

During the May City of Homestead Council meeting, Councilman Elvis Maldonado introduced representatives from Charter School Associates to present to the community their new Executive Internship Program. Area Director for Charter School Associates, Melissa...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Speedway Community Church for Volunteering Efforts

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough acknowledged the selfless, charitable efforts of the Speedway Community Church in helping enrich and revitalize Campbell Drive K-8 School. The Councilwoman introduced the church’s leadership during a Special Council Presen...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 20, 2014

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is Coming

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. National Hurrica...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 9, 2014

Mayor’s Youth Council Member Nominated for Silver Knight Award

The City of Homestead and the Offices of Mayor and Council are proud to recognize Daimiris Garcia for her Silver Knight Award nomination for the 2014 school year. Daimiris, 17, is a senior at South Dade Senior High School and has been a distinguished memb...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 6, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Honors Local Pageant Beauties

Councilwoman Judy Waldman gathered three very special young ladies to honor them for their superlative contributions to their communities and recent wins in local Beauty Pageants. Although originating from a variety of cultural backgrounds and age groups,...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 5, 2014

5th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Bike Festival Better Than Ever in 2014

Saturday, April 26, marked the 5th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival. Riders of all skill levels and festival-goers from all over South Florida made this year’s installment one of the best yet. This ride was an impressive convoy of people ...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: May 5, 2014

Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes Homestead U16 Soccer Team

The City of Homestead is keeping pace with the nation’s ever-expanding soccer craze. Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough recognized one of Homestead’s finest soccer teams during the April Special Council Presentation for their most recent accomplishment.

...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Homestead Energy Services Receives Award for Utility Safety Achievement

(Homestead, Fla.) – Homestead Energy Services has received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.

For the past 26 years, FMEA has recognized the ef...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: April 1, 2014

March 7 Proclaimed Golden Knights Day in Homestead

On Friday, March 7, 2014, City of Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter, along with members of the Homestead City council, officially proclaimed the day in honor of the U.S. Army parachute team known as the Golden Knights. Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley, Councilwoman P...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Councilwoman Judy Waldman's Event to Benefit Homestead Relay for Life April 9

Don’t be surprised if one of Homestead’s finest drops in on you and takes you into custody when you least expect it. On Wednesday, April 9, from 10am-2pm, the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave.) will double as a holding cell and for...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 10, 2014

March is the Last Month to Enjoy Nature-Inspired Poetry Banners in Losner Park

MARCH IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY for residents and visitors to enjoy the colorful poetry banners that have been hanging in Losner Park since January. The month of April was designated National Poetry Month, and the City of Homestead, alongside its new gatewa...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: March 7, 2014

FREE CPR Training at Phichol Williams Community Center April 12, 2014

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams III, in collaboration with Pulse America, would like to invite you to participate in an opportunity that could help save lives. On Saturday, April 12, the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th Street) will be hostin...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 13, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter Awards South Dade High School Key to the City

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, on the 50-yard line of Harris Field, Mayor Jeff Porter officially proclaimed December 14, 2013, “South Dade Senior High School Championship Day.” On that day, the South Dade Senior High School Football Team became the southe...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: February 11, 2014

Focus Back on Biscayne-Everglades Greenway

Last month, Councilwoman Judy Waldman gathered dozens of community leaders to discuss the future of the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway project. The meeting to advocate for the re-ignition of the trail is already producing results.

The Miami-Dade County L...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 21, 2014

Mayor Porter Honors Community Volunteer Bonnie King-Moran

If you have ever attended a city sponsored event, then you have likely been in the presence of Mrs. Bonnie King-Moran. Whether she is dressed up as Mrs. Claus for the tree lighting ceremony at Losner Park or lending a hand taking pictures at a ribbon cutt...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: January 9, 2014

Five New Officers Added to the Ranks of the Homestead Police Department

During a special council presentation on December 18, Internal Affairs Detective Antonio Aquino took to the podium to herald in the latest crop of officers to join the Homestead Police Department. Prior to the traditional swearing in ceremony, Det. Aquino...Read on...

City of Homestead News
Posted on: December 16, 2013

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Leads Effort to Distribute Turkeys in Thanksgiving

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

City of Homestead News

Posted on: November 13, 2017

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

November 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

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

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Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: July 15, 2015

Councilman Maldonado Appointed to Florida League of Cities Legislative Committee

Florida’s economy is diverse—with tourism, agriculture, fishing, and even scientific research playing important roles for our state. So, it’s no surprise that different cities have different economic concerns. Councilman Elvis Maldonado will be represen...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Councilman Maldonado Honors Dennis Berry for Contribution to South Dade Senior High School Athletics

Dennis Berry of Berry’s Paint, Hardware, and Flooring, Inc. brought new meaning to the phrase, “Most Valuable Player,” through his generous actions when the South Dade Senior High School Athletic Department suffered theft and vandalism of equipment and fa...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Councilman Maldonado Honors Farmworker Pioneers

Councilman Elvis Maldonado recognized honorees at the Annual Farmworker Week Celebration, hosted by the Farmworker Career Development Program of Miami-Dade County. This year’s celebration took place November 20, 2014 at the South Dade Skills Center and h...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Recognizes Members of Homestead Police Department

In the wake of his very successful event intended to heighten safety awareness and educate the public on safety techniques, Councilman Elvis Maldonado praised the efforts of select Homestead Police Officers during a Special Council Presentation for th...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: August 7, 2014

MDI Sports of Homestead Honored at Special Council Meeting

On behalf of Councilwoman Judy Waldman, Councilman Elvis Maldonado stepped to the podium during July’s Special Council Presentation to honor the demonstration of excellence of area youth athletes involved with the basketball programs offered by MDI Sports...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Invites you to Attend Miami-Dade County Ethics Training Aug. 8

If you currently serve as a member of a committee or advisory board in the City of Homestead or would be interested in becoming one, Councilman Elvis Maldonado would like to invite you to Miami-Dade County Ethics training. The training will take place on ...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Introduces Charter School Associates Executive Internship Program

During the May City of Homestead Council meeting, Councilman Elvis Maldonado introduced representatives from Charter School Associates to present to the community their new Executive Internship Program. Area Director for Charter School Associates, Melissa...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: December 16, 2013

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Leads Effort to Distribute Turkeys in Thanksgiving

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

Councilman Elvis Maldonado
Posted on: December 10, 2013

Councilman Elvis Maldonado Joins Latino Leaders for Emergency Response and Management

Orlando, FL – Councilman Maldonado joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and more than 45 Latino public officials from across the country to discuss issues relating to emergency response and com...Read on...

Councilman Elvis Maldonado