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Broward Library waives fines for overdue books

Broward Library is doing away with fines for overdue books and other items on loan to patrons. Fines won’t add up if items are returned after the due date. If an old book is sitting in drawer in your home, feel free to return it. Pending fines on patrons’ accounts are waived. Foregoing fines is …

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Florida waives taxes on energy efficient appliances & other items

Skip the sales tax. Florida offers an opportunity to save on eligible purchases during shopping events when sales taxes are waived for specific items, including tools and energy efficient refrigerators. Florida sales taxes are 6 percent, or $6 per $100 purchase, and some regions also levy local taxes, which likely are also withheld. For tax-free …

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Free employment resources &amp hiring fairs

If you’re seeking employment, local organizations and libraries in South Florida offer valuable information, including free workshops and occasional recruiting fairs. Lots of resources are easily accessible online. Occasional hiring fairs are online & in person. Recruitment opportunities  Broward County government hiring fairs, information is online. Others in South Florida Online employment workshops & information …

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Free food-distribution events & food-drive drop-off information

Organizations are offering free food distribution in South Florida for families that need help, with some sites offering drive-through pick-ups. Others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants.   Please return to this site. We’re adding other food giveaways and resources. Occasionally events are added. Or maybe rescheduled. If your organization is distributing food, please email …

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Rebates for upgrading irrigation in eligible Broward residential yards

If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor irrigation system, perhaps you’ll qualify for a rebate of $200 to $600. Different factors determine eligibility for Broward residents, including Where you reside, use eligibility map your existing irrigation is operational your existing irrigation uses metered city water If you’re eligible,  apply online prior to performing any upgrades. …

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Rent, utilities & other financial resources for Florida residents

Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses. Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary.   Rent Assistance Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities Eligibility includes  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a …

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How to get emergency financial assistance – Updated

Everyone needs financial assistance sometimes, but finding the resources during tough times can be difficult. There are, however, plenty of them available. They range from help with medication costs and filing for unemployment to food banks, rental and utility assistance and small business loans. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami …

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Goodwill Industries of South Florida is hiring

Looking for work? Goodwill Industries of South Florida is hiring! Candidates are asked to make an appointment to speak with an admissions coordinator.  The nonprofit organization provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people with disabilities or other barriers to work.  Goodwill says more than 100 sewing jobs are available and …

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Small business owners: Here’s where to find help

Small business owners: Times are tough, but there are organizations committed to providing help.  Is your business offering a deal? List it free on our new Miami on the Cheap deals page. If you need assistance, check out these resources. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official economic development partnership, and its community partners have …

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Help to file for unemployment on the site (& paper forms if you’re having trouble online)

Have you been trying to get through the unemployment assistance website, only for it to crash? Are you frustrated beyond belief? Well, we are here to tell you that there is an alternative around it: Say hello to the paper application now available. Just download and fill out the form, then mail it to the Florida …

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