Osceola County prepares for 2nd round of housing assistance

  • The application on the web site https://housing.osceola.org will be active at 8 a.m. on Monday and will take applications from 500 people.
    The application on the web site https://housing.osceola.org will be active at 8 a.m. on Monday and will take applications from 500 people.
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Osceola County will begin accepting applications for its second round of foreclosure prevention and rental assistance for residents on Monday.

The action is a result of County Commission approval this week to use approximately $940,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. In order to be eligible, proof of job loss and other documentation listed on the website is needed. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-ready basis.

The application on the web site www.housing.osceola.org will be active at 8 a.m. on Monday and will take applications from 500 people. Anyone denied in the previous round of 500 is eligible to apply again. Review of the first 500 applications is complete and payments continue to go out – more than $207,000 to 94 families.

 “I'm pleased that the county is able to offer our residents this second round of foreclosure prevention and rental assistance. As much as we all wish to get back to our old way of life, COVID-19 mandates that we continue to adjust to the reality of our current situation,” said Osceola Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer. “The county is exploring every option to assist residents and we look forward to the continuing phases of reopening as outlined by Governor DeSantis, especially seeing our residents back to work and our economy thriving once again.”