KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Osceola County Board of Commissioners has approved $3 million to buy and renovate a former hotel to be used for affordable housing.
The project will be located on the site of the old Super 8 Motel on West Vine Street in Kissimmee.
“With the rise in rental costs throughout the region, this project will address a critical need for the less fortunate in our community, who increasingly are unable to afford housing and basic living expenses,” said Osceola County Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer. “This partnership with the City of Kissimmee will provide a lifeline for our residents who are in dire need of safe and affordable housing options.”
It will include a mix of 40 bridge housing units and 80 apartment units.
“I think we all recognize that a lack of affordable housing and homelessness extends beyond our city limits. We’re thankful Osceola County is contributing towards the purchase of the property and that they see and believe in the potential of the programs, housing options, and life-changing opportunities the City of Kissimmee will provide to those in need,” said Mayor Olga Gonzalez, City of Kissimmee.
The project is expected to fully open to residents in March of 2025.
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