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In light of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead has launched several community assistance programs for those in need. Visit www.cityofhomestead.com/covidhelp for details on rental assistance, utility assistance, and small business assistance available to City of Homestead residents.
The following distributions have been scheduled or announced.
Homestead Soup Kitchen
105 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Homestead Florida, 33090
M-W-F 12 PM – 1PM
Florida City Neighborhood Center
1600 NW 6th Ct. Florida City, FL 33034
Food Drive, Mondays and Thursdays
9AM to 12 PM
Open to all
Naranja Neighborhood Center
Thursdays 9AM open to everyone
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 – 1PM
Students ages 5 – 18 (Student Must be Present)
13955 SW 264th Street, Miami
1955 N. Krome Ave.
Wednesday and Friday
Youth must be present
The Movement Church
239 W. Mowry Drive
Tuesday and Thursday
Open to Youth and Adults
Youth For Christ City Life KIX
1088 W. Mowry Drive
You can apply for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now:
To learn more about the program and how you can apply online. Click here to apply.
Beginning April 8, 2020, you can also pick up a paper application at the Homestead Branch Library (700 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030). Unemployment applications in English, Spanish and Creole and envelopes to return them in will be available for pickup at tables outside the library entrances from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Residents can take the application home to fill out and then return it in the sealed envelope by dropping it off in the library location’s book drop or at any CareerSource South Florida location. Applications will be picked up from the book drops every day and delivered to CareerSource South Florida where trained staff will send them securely overnight to DEO in Tallahassee for processing. Residents can also download and print a copy of the application from DEO’s website and return it to any participating library’s book drop.
In addition, many companies are now hiring additional workers. Click here to read a Miami Herald Article with the information of companies currently hiring.
Please register for the vulnerable population list at the Miami Dade County website Miami Dade County Social Services.
Additionally, there are several online food delivery services available. A few are:
If you are a senior citizen and you have any problems getting meals, please call the County’s 311 Call Center and you will be immediately patched in with our Emergency Operations Center and get you the meals or other services that you may need.
Continue to check your local stores and suppliers. Unlike other natural disasters, the current situation will not affect power, damaged stores, etc. We are urging the public to purchase items as needed to allow for everyone to purchase supplies.