The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the 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.
Broward County Rebuild Florida Center Opens to Help Homeowners and Businesses Recover and Rebuild
More Help is Available for Hurricane Irma Survivors. According to a press release by the Florida DEO, Rebuild Florida is a program of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that will connect eligible Florida homeowners with federal disaster recovery funding to repair and rebuild homes and help businesses recover from losses caused by Hurricane Irma. The program will prioritize the most vulnerable populations, including low-income households with seniors age 62 and older, households with children age 5 or younger, and individuals with disabilities. Owners of rental properties may also qualify if they are renting to low- or moderate-income Floridians. The Broward County Rebuild Florida center will serve as a local resource for homeowners to begin the disaster recovery process. The center will be open Monday through Saturday so case managers can help homeowners complete the 15-30 minute registration process. Homeowners have until December 23 to begin the registration process. The center is located at 2680 W. Oakland Park in Ft. Lauderdale. Homeowners may also visit RebuildFlorida or call the Rebuild Florida call center at (844) 833-1010 to receive assistance with registration.
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 Population 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.
Check Out a Tablet and Stay Connected for FREE!
Broward Municipal Services District is partnering with T-Mobile to close the digital divide and empower its residents by connecting families and students that don’t currently have internet connectivity at home through its Digital Divide Pilot Program. Eligible BMSD residents with a valid Broward County Library Card will be able to check out a tablet for free from the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center potentially for up to six months; one tablet per household. Program eligibility:
- Reside in the BMSD
- Unemployed residents looking for work
- Residents with a household income of less than $36,273
- Students grades K-12 eligible for free/reduced lunch
- Attend program orientation
- Agree to Borrower's Agreement.
Learn more about the Digital Divide Program by visiting the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale or call 954-357-6282