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Collection boxes located at County Libraries, Main and Regional Courthouses and other County locations

Once again, Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24 are partnering for the Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children of Broward County.

Christmas In July activities culminate with a day filled with entertainment, games, food and gifts that provide homeless children, from newborns to age 18, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear, reading books and toiletries. School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. This is all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents, companies and County employees.

Includes travel improvements to both fixed and express bus routes

Effective on Sunday, June 8, 2014, Broward County Transit (BCT) will make service adjustments and enhancements on Routes 2, 10, 11, 28, 36, 81, University Breeze, 95 Express-Miramar Regional Park to Miami Civic Center, 595 Express-Sunrise to Miami/Brickell, 595 Express-Sunrise to Fort Lauderdale, and 595 Express-Westgate Square to Miami Civic Center.

The service adjustments and enhancements are in response to passenger input to improve route services, overcrowding, on-time performance and overall service reliability on the routes. Passengers are encouraged to refer to the new timetables dated June 8, 2014, for exact schedule adjustments. The new timetables and schedules will be available on the website and all buses beginning Friday, June 6.

Grant funds 18 renewal projects and 48 permanent new beds for eligible homeless

The Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership has been awarded a grant of nearly $9 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the 2013 HUD Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

The grant award funds 18 renewal projects that will fund supportive services, transitional, permanent supportive housing through HUD's permanent supporting housing and shelter plus care programs, all of which help fulfill goals set out in the "A Way Home" Annual Plan to End Homelessness, approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners in August 2013.

This Citizenship Day is the last chance to reach New Americans in order to vote before the mid-term elections in November

The Florida New Americans program and the local New Americans campaign are coming together with the National Partnership for New Americans for the last Citizenship Day on June 14th at Broward College South Campus.

Last summer, with the help of New Americans Campaign and the National Partnership for New Americans, we assisted over 2,000 Floridians who wanted to become New Americans. A coalition of legal service providers and volunteers will be at this event to assist eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) become U.S. citizens.

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