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Community Resource Page

Great family and community resource programs from the University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension team bring a wide range of educational insight to audiences looking for ways to help families solve challenges involving relationships, work, health, nutrition, and financial management.  On this page, we have listed information on local assistance programs.


First Time Home Buyer Assistance & Education Program

Thinking about buying a home? Please visit our First Time Home Buyers program website. The University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. 

Rent & Utilities Assistance Grant Program

The City of Homestead CDBG Mortgage Rent & Utilities Assistance Grant Program (the “Program”) is accepting new applications for Mortgage, Rent, and Utilities Assistance. This program will provide emergency assistance to households within the incorporated City of Homestead experiencing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible households may receive up to $6,000 or up to 6 months of assistance to address back-mortgage, rent, and utilities. Should you have any questions regarding Mortgage, Rent, and Utilities Assistance, please email

Apply here for this Rent & Utilities Assitance Grant.

OUR Florida Rental & Utilities Assistance Program

OUR Florida is accepting applications at for qualified low-income renters who have qualified for unemployment, experienced loss of income and financial hardships due to COVID, and who are at risk of losing their home or living in unstable conditions. All payments for utilities and home energy costs must be supported by a bill, or invoice in the name of the tenant reflecting the address for each qualifying utility for a period after April 1, 2020.

Other Assistance Programs

Miami-Dade County recently launched new assistance programs for all Miami-Dade County residents.  Click here for more Financial Assistance Resource Page Miami Dade information.

We have information that can help! Contact for additional questions.

If you need to reach me by phone dial 1 (305) 679-0223.

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much. 




Contact the Agent

Katherine Marin
Extension Agent
Families & Community Resource Development

Office Address
18710 SW 288 St. 
Homestead, FL 33030 
Phone: (305) 679-0223
Fax:  (305) 246-2932

Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM

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