Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resident Resources
HOUSING AND RENTING
- FLHomeownerAssistance.org - Offering relief for mortgage payments and other homeowner expenses. Register now to begin the first step of determining your eligibility to participate in the program. To be eligible, applicants must document that they experienced pandemic-related financial hardship after January 1, 2020. There’s no deadline, meaning the financial hardship could have begun long after January 2020 or could be ongoing.
- The Osceola County Housing Office offers certain housing assistance. Click here to see active programs.
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers assistance to residents who are concerned about housing, renting, foreclosure, and eviction.
- Delay Payments - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has instructed mortgage servicers to allow borrowers whose mortgages are owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to delay payments. This forbearance program allows for a mortgage payment to be suspended for up to 12 months due to hardship caused by the coronavirus.
- Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium - The FHFA have announced a nationwide eviction and foreclosure moratorium for borrowers of Fannie or Freddie mortgages, or borrowers whose loans are backed by the Federal Housing Administration — so-called F.H.A. loans. This includes foreclosures that are already in progress. To find out if Fannie or Freddie own your mortgage, you can search your address on this federal government site.
- The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
- 4C - Community Coordinated Care for Children
SENIOR CARE ASSISTANCE
- The Osceola Council on Aging offers Adult Day Care, Building Strong Families (Energy Assistance), Weatherization, In-Home Services and Nutrition programs, Meals on Wheels, and a Drive-Thru Food Pantry. Phone: 407-846-8532.
Click here for the most up-to-date information from the Council on Aging.
- Meals of Love delivers restaurant-prepared meals to the homes of seniors and disabled adults. Meals of Love is currently accepting applications for seniors and disabled adults who are interested in meal delivery and restaurants that would like to prepare meals.
FOOD PANTRIES AND MEAL ASSISTANCE
- The Osceola County School District - Refer to the School Nutrition Services page for up-to-date news regarding meals for students.
- Free Meals to Help Feed Kids - County-by-county food resources for children.
- www.FeedHopeNow.org/findfood is the fastest way to find pantries in your community that are open and providing help to those in need.
- Meals of Love delivers restaurant-prepared meals to the homes of seniors and disabled adults.
Osceola County recognizes the continuous work of our local food pantries to assist our residents impacted by COVID-19.
Residents in need are encouraged to contact the following organizations to determine availability and distribution times. Hours of operation will vary and resources are limited.
- Anointed Victorious Outreach, 1901 S. Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee 34758, 954-393-9768
- Church of Agape Love, 1548 Tallahassee Blvd., Intercession City 33848, 863-651-6878/407-319-7876
- Community Hope Center, 2198 Four Winds Blvd., Kissimmee 34746, 321-677-0245
- One United Mission, 1751 Ball Park Road, Kissimmee 34741, 407-766-4749
- Iglesia Cristiana Renuevo, 290 Competition Drive, Kissimmee 34743, 407-870-0083
- Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I., 2519 Fortune Road, Kissimmee 34744, 407-922-1671
- Living Water Fellowship, 4101 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee 34746, Pastor Daniel Figueroa 407-600-9534
- St. Rose of Lima, 3870 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee 34746, 407-932-5004
- Advanced Senior Center, 2260 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee 34744, 407-350-3311
- Church and Community Assistance Program, 10 S. Orlando Ave., Kissimmee 34741, 407-750-6017
- Osceola Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee 34744, 407-847-2144
- Salvation Army, 700 Union Street, Kissimmee, 34741, 407-944-9968
- St. John Episcopal Church-Trinity House, 1709 N. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee 34741, 267-650-0622
- Summit Bible Church, 1901 S. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee 34741, 407-483-1688
- St. Cloud Community Pantry, 901 Missouri Ave., St. Cloud 34769, 407-892-7070
JOB LOSS AND UNEMPLOYMENT
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - If your employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. You can file your unemployment claim online on the Reemployment Assistance Center.
- DEO Hotlines:
- Reemployment Assistance Hotline 1-800-204-2418
- Reemployment Appeals Hearings Hotline 1-800-732-8212
- FRAUD HOTLINE 1-800-342-9909
- CareerSource Central Florida provides information for displaced workers and resources for reemployment, unemployment filings, job fairs, and more.
- USAJOBS.gov - The Federal Government is looking to fill various positions to help respond to and fight COVID-19. View open positions.
HEALTH AND WELFARE
- Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) ACCESS offers Food Assistance (SNAP), Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF), and Medicaid.
- Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. Read the P-EBT FAQ here.
- Coverage and Benefits Related to COVID-19 Medicaid and CHIP.
- 26Health is Central Florida’s Comprehensive LGBTQ Health Center. As part of their commitment to the community both around and beyond Central Florida, they have initiated their Emergency Response Plan. Online support groups and assistance programs are open to anyone, regardless of whether or not they are an active patient with 26Health.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Distress Helpline provides 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.