Every year the city of Kissimmee receives the Community Development Block Grant, an entitlement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And, as a participant in the Osceola County Consortium, the City receives funding from the HOME Investment Partnerships program.

The city is now in the process of gathering public input to set the priority goals for its Five-Year Consolidated Plan that makes the best use of that funding.
There is an online survey, available at www.kissimmee.org/plan, designed to get citizens’ input to identify the community’s needs. That survey will help the City set future goals to serve the community’s housing needs better.

Like other recipients of federal entitlement grant funds, the City of Kissimmee is required to submit a Consolidated Plan to HUD every five years. This five-year plan process includes community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development priorities.

As part of this effort, the city will host three Community Development Public Meetings. The first was last week at Chambers Park Community Center; the next two will be Thursday at Mark Durbin Park (2253 Lakeside Drive) and Feb. 26 at Oak Street Park Community Center (717 Palm Avenue) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

So help the city of Kissimmee create its Consolidated Plan in order to serve its residents’ housing needs and make a positive difference in the community.