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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It’s the first of the month and that means rent is due -- except for many during this global crisis, making that payment has become impossible.
Here are five things to know for those who may be struggling to make ends meet:
Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) is hosting a virtual town hall Wednesday to answer questions from small business owners in Central Florida.
Businesses across the U.S. and the globe are facing closure, furloughs and more economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawmakers said help is on the way for those affected economically from the coronavirus after Congress passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill last week.
The bill provides a one-time check of up to $1,200 dollars for some Americans.
Cargados de comida y ropa Augustin “Gus” y Paloma Martínez hicieron su acostumbrada ronda repartiendo suministros a familias que viven en cuartos de moteles y hoteles en las zonas de Orlando y Kissimmee.
First the theme parks closed. Now, major hotels are planning to close.
The coronavirus is putting many jobs in jeopardy, especially tourism-related jobs. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has said the coronavirus is more damaging than 9/11 and the 2008 recession combined.
In honor of Women's History Month, Rep. Darren Soto is honoring one of Osceola County's hardest working women.
Carmen Carrasquillo started at the Osceola Council on Aging nearly thirty years ago as a volunteer and never left. For decades, she’s been helping the elderly maintain independence and dignity.
"From 535 all the way down to 27 in Polk County, where a lot of the tractor trailers get off of I-4 where the tourism traffic kind of starts to subside, and it goes all the way up through Volusia County,” said U.S. Rep. Darren Soto.
That's the span of I-4 Beyond the Ultimate -- an extension of I-4 Ultimate.
As scientists work frantically to prevent the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease across the Florida Reef Tract, they acknowledge more funding and resources are needed.
A congressman is stepping in after thousands of St. Cloud residents have been dealing with orange and brown sediment in their water for more than two and a half years.