On Tuesday night, West Orange Habitat for Humanity dedicated four homes belonging to four moms who put 200 hours of sweat equity into their houses, saved for their down payments, took classes on home-ownership and will receive no-interest mortgages. The cluster of four beautiful homes on Center Street in East Winter Garden is part of Winter Garden's $20 million revitalization project for the historically Black neighborhood.

Hurricane Ian-related D-Snap Benefits Open to Orange County Dec 5-7

Starting Monday, Dec. 5, Orange County residents can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through the Department of Children and Families. The program provides food assistance for people affected by Hurricane Ian not currently receiving regular SNAP benefits.

Applicants must pre-register to qualify for benefits through the online application at www.myflfamilies.com/DSNAP/. Then call 888-348-0408 or 855-278-7136 between 7a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule a phone interview.

Call Monday, Dec. 5 if your last name begins with A-K. Call Tuesday, Dec. 6 if your last name begins with L-Z. Call Wednesday, Dec. 7 with any last name.


Phone interviews are recommended to expedite benefits, but in-person interviews can also be done; dates and location for in-person interviews will be announced shortly.

"Not Even a Mouse"

A Cartoon by Stephen Withers,  December 5, 2022       

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