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Families & Community Programs

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.

Community: Groups, and Families

Housing: Buyers, and Renters

  • First Time Home Buyer Assistance & Education program, 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. 
  • Thinking about Renting? Rent & Utilities Assistance Grant program, apply here for this Rent & Utilities Assitance Grant. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please email
  • OUR Florida Rental & Utilities Assistance program, follow any new updates at Other Assistance ProgramsClick 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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