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Hurricane Maria

Providers at the HMRC | Section 8 ProgramEn Español

About the Hurricane Maria Reception Center

Osceola County committed to supporting people in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Even as we continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, Osceola County is working to help the victims of Hurricane Maria.

WHAT: Osceola County opened a Hurricane Maria Reception Center to provide local resources to hurricane evacuees arriving in Central Florida.

WHY: Because of the close connection to residents of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Osceola County established this lifeline to those seeking refuge from the devastation of the hurricane.

WHERE: 320 N. Beaumont Ave. Kissimmee, FL

WHEN: The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Friday; 

HELPLINE: If you have questions you can call 407-742-8598.

Providers at the HMRC

  • Access Community Services: Medicare supplement insurance policies.
  • CareerSource Central Florida: Connects employers to job seekers, provide worker resources and training.
  • Florida Department of Health: WIC and Health services for children and families.
  • Goodwill Industries: Job search assistance, EOS, and computer training.
  • LYNX: Central Florida bus system.
  • Osceola Community Health Services: Primary Healthcare and dental services for families.
  • Osceola Council on Aging: Services for seniors.
  • Osceola County Human Services: Housing, Rental assistance, Social services and Veterans’ services.
  • Osceola County Library System: Educational and recreational resources and programs for all ages.
  • Osceola Reads: Reading and educational resources.
  • Valencia College:  Secondary education, dual enrollment for high school students and continuing education programs. 

Section 8

The Section 8 Program is a federal rent subsidy which assists participants with monthly rental payments. The Section 8 Program is to ensure that the families have a safe, decent and sanitary place to live. The OCHA administers funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD) and distributes them in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to eligible families and individuals.

A Voucher allows participating households (tenants) to rent housing that meets their needs. The tenant pays a portion of the rent directly to the landlord. OCHA pays the landlord the difference between the tenant's portion of the rent and the total rental amount.

The following link is of landlords who participate in the Section 8 program.

En Español

Centro de Recepción para los damnificados del huracán Maria

El Condado de Osceola se comprometió a apoyar a la personas  de Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes después de la devastación causada por el huracán María.  Mientras continuamos recuperándonos del huracán Irma, el Condado de Osceola está trabajando para ayudar a las víctimas del huracán María.

Qué: El Condado de Osceola abrió un centro de bienvenida para los damnificados del huracán Maria para proveer recursos locales a evacuados del huracán que llegan a la Florida Central.

Por qué: Debido a su cercana conexión con los residentes de Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes, el Condado de Osceola estableció esta línea de vida para aquellos que buscan refugio de la devastación del huracán.

Dónde: 320 N. Beaumont Ave. Kissimmee, FL

Cuando: El Centro está abierto de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m.

Línea de ayuda: Si tiene preguntas puede llamar al 407-742-8598.

Proveedores en el Centro

  • Access Community Services: Suplementos de seguros de salud de Medicare.
  • CareerSource Central Florida: Conectando empleadores con posibles candidatos, proveer recursos y entrenamientos.
  • Florida Department of Health: WIC y servicios de salud para familias y niños. 
  • Goodwill Industries: Asistencia con búsqueda de empleo, EOS, y entrenamiento en computadoras. 
  • LYNX: Sistema de autobuses de la Florida Central.
  • Osceola Community Health Services: Cuidado de salud primario y servicios dentales para familias. 
  • Osceola Council on Aging: Servicios para ciudadanos de la tercera edad. 
  • Osceola County Human Services: Vivienda, asistencia para alquiler, servicios sociales y servicios de veteranos. 
  • Osceola County Library System: Recursos educacionales y recreacionales  y programas para todas las edades.
  • Osceola Reads: Recursos educacionales y lectura.
  • Valencia College:  Educación Secundaria.

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