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Housing and Community Services Office
 
Hours
M-F: 8am - 5pm
 
Phone
(407) 742-8400
 
Fax
(407) 742-8431
 
Address
1392 E. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Housing Office

COVID-19 Assistance Programs

July 6, 2022

Microenterprise Assistance Program to Provide Financial Aid to Qualifying Small Businesses

Starting July 6, 2022, Housing and Community Services is launching the Microenterprise Assistance Program to provide financial aid to qualifying small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Rental / Utility Assistance
Asistencia de emergencia para alquiler / utilidades
Eviction Prevention Assistance
Asistencia para prevenir el desalojo
Elderly & Disabled Housing / Utility Assistance
Asistencia de vivienda / utilidades para personas mayores y discapacitados

Rental / Utility Assistance


As of August 1, 2022, new applications for mortgage assistance under the COVID program are longer accepted. Existing clients will continue to be assisted through the end of September 2022. As of Aug 1, we are only accepting applications for rental and utility assistance.

Por favor, este usted  avisado que a partir del 1 de Agosto, 2022,  no se estarán aceptando nuevas solicitudes de Asistencia Hipotecaria bajo el programa COVID-19. Los clientes existentes seguirán recibiendo asistencia hasta finales de Septiembre 2022. A partir del 1 de agosto, solo aceptamos solicitudes de asistencia con el alquiler y utilidades.

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Covid-19 Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Form
Covid-19 Formulario de asistencia de emergencia para alquiler y utilidades

Applications for COVID-19 Housing Assistance are available for citizens residing in Osceola County including City of Kissimmee and City of St. Cloud. You may qualify for assistance if:

  • You live in Osceola County (including the cities of St. Cloud and Kissimmee).
  • You have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic - loss of income, laid off, hours reduced, furloughed.

    Please note that the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program requires that the priority for assistance will be given to those individuals/families at or below 50% of the area median income, and those individuals/families with one or more of the household members that have been on unemployment for at least 90 days.

What's Needed

  • Proof of loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Driver's license and social security card of the applicant/co-applicant.
  • Current lease or mortgage statement in applicant's/co-applicant's name.
  • W-9 form from your landlord, property manager or mortgage company.

Eviction Prevention Assistance

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COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Assistance
COVID-19 Asistencia para Prevenir el Desalojo

Assistance is available for Osceola County residents facing evictions. If an Action of Eviction has been filed against you for non-payment of rent, you can qualify for assistance.

Requirements

  • Be an Osceola County resident.
  • Have a valid Driver's License or State ID.
  • Have a signed lease (apartment or house). Property must be your primary residence.
  • Have proof of COVID hardship (loss of income, laid off, reduced hours, furloughed).
  • Have an eviction action filed against you. Must provide case number.

Elderly & Disabled Housing / Utility Assistance

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Receive up to six months of assistance for rent/mortgage and utilities. Application packets are available at our office (1392 E. Vine Street in Kissimmee). This program is strictly done in person at the Housing & Community Services office. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call 407-742-8403.

Details

  • Must be 62 years or older, or permanently disabled
  • Paper applications only
  • Up to six months of assistance available
  • Application packets are available at our office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-12:00noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Rent, mortgage, and utility assistance is available
  • Payments will be made directly to the Mortgage Company/Landlord and Utility Company

What's Needed

  • Driver's license or State of Florida Identification Card
  • 62 or older, or permanently disabled
  • Current lease or mortgage statement in applicant's/co-applicant's name
  • Utility bill in applicant's/co-applicant's name
  • W-9 form from your landlord, property manager or mortgage company
  • SSDI eligibility documentation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Osceola County Housing Office is to improve the quality of life for Osceola County citizens through commitment, advocacy, and ensuring the provision of adequate affordable housing for our citizens. It is our goal to empower economically disadvantaged individuals and families, particularly those with very-low to moderate incomes, so Osceola County will have strong, diverse, and viable communities.

GOALS

To establish housing programs by addressing the areas of critical need while ensuring residents of Osceola County have access to safe, decent, and sanitary housing.

News

Videos

Osceola County Announces Eviction Diversion Program Liaison now located at Historic Courthouse
Aug 6, 2021

Concerned about a flood of pandemic-related evictions, Osceola County Commissioners announced a new Eviction Diversion Program Liaison who will be stationed at the Courthouse starting on Monday.

Osceola News Brief - County Launches New Program Offering Housing Assistance to Elderly and Disabled
Jul 13, 2021

Osceola County, FL - Osceola County Human Services is now accepting applications for an important new program for seniors and disabled individuals who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Osceola News Brief - Asistencia de Vivienda disponible para ancianos-discapacitados
Jul 13, 2021

Este programa aprovecha las nuevas reglas para la asistencia federal que permite a las personas mayores y discapacitadas recibir asistencia de vivienda y servicios públicos directamente.