Miami’s Community News 

Miami-Dade County to pause Emergency Rental Assistance Program applications  

After serving thousands of families through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Miami-Dade County will pause countywide ERAP applications. Any applications already submitted through the online system will be reviewed and considered for assistance. 


Tampa Bay Times 

Construction finally begins on Pasco County jail expansion  

The Pasco County jail expansion is finally underway. County officials and construction team members flipped over shovels of dirt at the site of the Pasco County Detention Center earlier this month, a ritual to mark the start of work. 



FPL installs millionth solar panel in Okeechobee County  

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Okeechobee County is one of six counties in the state to receive the Florida Power & Light Million Solar Panel Award. 


Miami’s Community News 

Miami-Dade County developed new Sensory Inclusive Access Symbol that identifies events or shows adapted for individuals with sensory sensitivities  

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ “All Kids Included” initiative has developed a new Sensory Inclusive Access Symbol that allows the public to easily identify if a show or program has been designed and specially adapted for individuals with sensory sensitivities. Events that use the symbol implement a variety of interventions such as environmental modifications to sound and lighting levels and provide support during and prior to the event to prepare attendees for the experience.