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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 launched the Microenterprise Assistance Program to provide financial aid to qualifying small businesses affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Rental / Utility Assistance
Asistencia de emergencia para alquiler / utilidades
Eviction Prevention Assistance
Asistencia para prevenir el desalojo
COVID-19 Elderly & Disabled Housing / Utility Assistance
Asistencia de vivienda / utilidades para personas mayores y discapacitados

Rental / Utility Assistance

Effective Monday, January 9th, 2023, the COVID-19 Rental / Utility Assistance Program as well as the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is closed.

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

Effective Monday, January 9th, 2023, the COVID-19 Elderly & Disabled Housing /Utility Assistance Program as well as the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is closed.

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

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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.