We join Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties in urging all South Florida residents, businesses, and visitors to continue following important common sense precautions and requirements to fight COVID-19 including wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and frequent sanitizing, as we work together to stay vigilant and protect our communities in what we hope is the final chapter of this fight.
Let's continue to work together to prevent the spread, and most importantly save lives.
Check Caller ID to Avoid Contact Tracing Scams
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages everyone to avoid scams by checking caller ID for phone numbers from official COVID-19 contact tracers. The FDOH is asking Floridians to answer calls from the following three phone numbers: (833) 917-2880, (833) 443-5364 and (850) 583-2419. The Department’s team of contact tracers will discuss potential exposure to COVID-19 with you. For more details, visit Prevention.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward. Enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or (954) 831-4000. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.
Hallandale Beach Code Enforcement can be contacted at CodeIssue@CoHB.org or (954) 457-1390.
Per Broward County Emergency Order, Any person at any gathering in violation of the limitations in Chapter 5 of the Emergency Order is individually liable for the violation and subject to all applicable civil and criminal penalties. Additionally, the owners, operators, and landlords of residential or commercial property are individually liable for any prohibited gathering that occurs on their property, regardless of whether such owners, operators, or landlords are in the residence or on site at the time of the violation.
If you've lost a loved one due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for funeral expenses suffered after Jan. 20, 2020, through FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
Additional information is available HERE.
Rental Assistance Programs
Emergency Rental Assistance Application Portal Opens Monday, April 17, 2021
The Broward County Commission, with funding from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance program will be allocating emergency funding to eligible residents who are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application portal is scheduled to open on Monday, April 19. Those applying will need to provide documentation such as bank statements, copies of their lease, unemployment verification, and will need to meet certain criteria such as demonstrating a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Residents are encouraged to start gathering supporting documents. More instructions will be provided following the launch of the application portal.
Eligibility requirements and a list of documents needed can be found by visiting Broward.org/RentAssistance.
The Broward County SHIP program provides Rental Assistance for Hallandale Beach residents. To qualify, resident’s ability to pay rent must have been impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis to qualified residents who have lost their job or had a job reduction, meet household income guidelines, and complete an online orientation here Headline.
The Broward County Family Success Division is taking rental assistance applications for those impacted by Covid-19 with CDBG funds. This funding will be available to individuals/families earning no more that 80% of AMI for Broward County.
On Monday, March 8, 2021, Broward County Family Success Division will open rental assistance applications for those impacted by Covid-19 with ESG funds. This funding will be available to individuals/families earning no more than 50% of AMI for Broward County.
Contact the Family Success Center to apply:
South Region Family Success Center
4733 S.W. 18th St., Hollywood, FL 33023
Broward County Transit Bus Route 5
TTY: 800-955-8770 (For persons with hearing and speech impairments)
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30AM to 5PM; Tuesday & Thursday 8:30AM to 6:30PM
Additional information on this program available here Headline.