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Osceola Co. Trying To Help Residents At Troubled Inn

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Some people are still living in a Kissimmee Inn without water or power. That’s according to Osceola County officials. Some residents have moved out of the troubled Heritage Park Inn.

Utility officials say management at the inn has been mum on outstanding bills. Heritage Park Inn has some 100 units. The water has been off since mid-April.

Toho Water Authority said management hasn’t contacted it about an outstanding balance of more than $19,000. Power lasted longer but was shut off Monday. The Kissimmee Utility Authority reports the past due bill is nearly $10,000.

The county said residents say they’ve been paying their rent. The dispute is over who should be paying the utility bills. The Code Enforcement Board heard about code violations Wednesday.

Osceola County Human Services staff has talked to more than 40 residents to see if they’re eligible for help through Rapid Rehousing programs. Those programs help families who are homeless with rent, deposits and case management.

The county said it usually takes 30 to 60 days to find housing for families through the program.

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