UPDATE: At this time, the program has closed due to volume of applications exceeding available funding. All applicants will be notified of their application status.
City of Homestead residents now have access to a new COVID-19 Food Assistance Program. The program, funded through Community Development Block Grant funds, is designed to assist residents who have suffered a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic by alleviating the burden of grocery costs through Grocery Gift Cards distributed to households in accordance with program guidelines. Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
Homestead residents in need of assistance should visit www.cityofhomestead.com/covidhelp and scroll to the “Food Assistance Cards” section to access the full program guidelines and online application. Applicants must reside within Homestead’s City Limits and provide identification such as a driver’s license or utility bill with the applicant’s name and address. Applicants must also identify how COVID-19 has impacted them and sign an affidavit attesting to the information provided. Income eligibility limits are as follows:
Residents who are unable to complete the application online may also fax the application to 786-349-6777. Questions related to the program guidelines and how to submit an application should directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-224-5585. The City of Homestead also offers other assistance programs to eligible residents. To learn more about these programs, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/covidhelp.