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​​​​​T​​he Broward County Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), and provides municipal services for the area, including business and housing development, library and park facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, and zoning and code enforcement. Innovative opportunities to increase household incomes, develop economic stability and improve quality of life for residents within the Broward Municipal Services District are priorities for the Board of County Commissioners. The County continues to implement programs and services that will help to strengthen neighborhoods in the community, for today and for the future.​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NOTICES​


NEXT CCCAB Meeting: Tentatively February 16, 2022, meeting place to be determined.​


​Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) enhancements

The County is implementing a series of program enhancements to accelerate the processing of applications received by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) and get faster financial assistance to tenants and landlords who have suffered economic hardship due to COVID-19.

The following improvements will be made:

  • The processing of applications, previously outsourced, will be handled by Broward County's Human Services Department, Family Success Division. A "strike team" of knowledgeable and experienced staff has been assembled to lead this effort.

  • The Information Hotline, also previously outsourced, will now be handled by Broward County's Call Center and will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:30AM to 5PM. Additional call center specialists have been added to assist with questions. The new phone number is 954-831-ERAP (3727). The old phone number will remain in service with a message directing callers to the new number.

  • The online application portal, powered by Neighborly, has not changed. However, going forward, the portal will periodically open and close to facilitate the timely processing of applications received. The first closure of the portal will be at 11:59PM on Sunday, November 7, to allow County staff time to process all previously submitted applications. The portal will reopen on Sunday, November 21. Funds are still available to help residents who have experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly related to COVID-19. To check on the status of portal openings and closings, visit Rent Assistance​.

  • Even when the portal is closed to new applications, previous applicants who are already working with a case manager will be permitted to upload missing or supplemental documents to the portal as requested, to keep their application moving through the approval process.

  • The number of intake centers offering in-person assistance with applications and documentation has increased from two to four. Assistance is available at each of the County's Family Success Centers, located in Coral Springs, Hollywood/West Park, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Appointments and facial coverings are required.

Several thousand partially completed applications are in the portal, and tenants and/or landlords must complete and submit them before 11:59PM Sunday, November 7 to be considered in this round of approvals. Unfinished applications in the system will still be available to residents when the portal reopens on November 21.

"Broward County is committed to the fast and efficient processing of this emergency assistance funding, which can help so many of our residents and landlords who have experienced financial hardship and difficulty paying rent or utilities during COVID-19," said Natalie Beasley, Assistant Director of Family Success. "These enhancements are going to help ensure these dollars get out into the community where they can help those who need it the most, including those who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the pandemic."


Emergency Rental Assistance

​Apply Online or Schedule In-person Appointment

Residents behind on their rent and utility balances due to a COVID-19 financial hardship are encouraged to submit an application for Emergency Rental Assistance before the end of the national eviction ban. Four customer service centers offer in-person assistance if necessary or desired – an appointment is required.

Broward County has received $53 million in federal funding for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which for eligible residents provides 100 percent of past due rent and utility payments as far back as March 2020.

- APPLY NOW:  Appointment lines are open for in-person applications

Call first for an appointment:  800-204-0557
  • a live agent will review all required documentation to complete process
  • appointment will be set for specific intake location
MUST FOLLOW COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
  • Wear a mask that covers nose and mouth
  • Maintain social distance
  • Arrive at the designated time​
In-Person Application Intake Locations:
  • Northwest Family Success Center
    10077 NW 29th Street
    Coral Springs, 33065​
  • North Family Success Center
    2011 NW 3rd Avenue
    Pompano, 33060
  • South Regional Family Success Center
    4733 SW 18th Street
    Hollywood, 33023
  • Central Family Success Center
    900 NW 31st Avenue, Suite 3000
    Fort Lauderdale, 33311

​​​- Register/Apply ONLINE​

Questions/more information: 1-888-692-7203
- for non- COVID-19 related assistance, contact a Family Success Center

Rent Assistance Information​ | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)​


COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer) available, 12* and over

​​Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park
2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33311

Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

FREE, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, OPEN TO ALL BROWARD COUNTY RESIDENTS

*A parent or guardian must be present to sign the consent form for anyone under age 18.​

COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in Broward County | flyer


​Broward Municipal ​​Services District (BMSD) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

This new small business lending program will provide flexible, low-cost capital for existing businesses, as well as new start-up businesses in the BMSD. 

The RLF provides BMSD businesses and commercial property owners with working capital and commercial real estate loans, along with small business training and other support services. 

Learn More...​​


​​BMSD residents, there's a new BMSD residential collection schedule. View your area. Questions, call 311.​​​





​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COMMUNITY INFORMATION


100th Birth Anniversary of Alex Haley: Getting to the Roots

Broward County Library recognized the legacy and accomplishments of Alex Haley in "Getting to the Roots". Mr. Alex Haley is the author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".

​On August 14 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, panelists discussed elements of the award-winning and best-selling novel Roots, the impact of slavery, and family genealogical research.


County Joins Collaborative Vaccine Education Campaign

- Program aims to reach vulnerable communities -

The County is proud to partner with The Health Foundation of South Florida and Miami-Dade County for the "I Did It" COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The effort is geared to expand vaccine education outreach across South Florida and reach the region’s most vulnerable neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.​

Broward County News Release...​


Reporting a Code Violation
BMSD Code Enforcement handles complaints about violations occurring on properties in the subdivisions located in the BMSD.  Find your code enforcement officer by BSMD neighborhood.  If you live outside BMSD neighborhoods, locate your municipality code enforcement office by address search or clickable map.

​Flooding & Flood Risks: Your property may have been added to a flood zone - Undergoing a Map Change

On December 31, 2019, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued preliminary flood maps for Broward County.  It is expected the preliminary flood maps will become effective in late 2021.  Your flood risk may change along with your flood insurance purchase requirements when these new flood maps take effect.  If your property has been mapped out of a high-risk area, your flood insurance costs will likely decrease.  If you’ve been mapped into a high-risk area, you will likely be required to purchase flood insurance if your mortgage is through a federally regulated or insured lender. 

Your property may have been mapped into the flood zone by FEMA.  Homeowners and businesses are encouraged to view FEMA’s flood maps online by using the interactive map tool. 

Flood Zone Map, Proposed New Flood Maps

Broward County and local municipalities are not involved in any way with administering or providing flood insurance.  However, FEMA offers a cost-saving option, known as the Preferred Risk Policy Extension for properties that were not previously in a flood zone and are being added to a flood zone under the new maps.  To determine if you are eligible for FEMA’s Preferred Risk Policy Extension Program it is important that you contact a flood insurance seller prior to the effective date of the new maps.  For more information on flood insurance, you can visit the National Flood Insurance Program​ website or contact your flood insurance agent.  


Stay Ready. Set. Safe

Hurricane Season is from June 1 through November 30th every year. Plan to survive a hurricane and other disasters. Check out the Quick Links to Sign-up for Emergency Notifications, Hurricane Preparedness and Know My Flood Risk. Remember the Vulnerable Po​pulation Registry is a tool that municipalities can use to help evaluate resident needs in their communities and assist in planning a response in an emergency. Find out who should register by selecting the Vulnerable Population Registry under Resources.


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