Representative Mike La Rosa Visits the Association of Poinciana Villages to Offer Assistance Following Hurricane Irma


In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) is working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of all its residents. On September 13, APV was honored to receive a visit from Florida House Representative Mike La Rosa of District 42 to discuss what his office could do to assist the community. Representative La Rosa met with APV General Manager Mark Maldonado, APV Operations Manager Eldonia Rodriguez, and APV Office Manager Rosaida Morales. The group discussed the impact of the storm and what is currently being done to address damages and assist residents.

“The Association of Poinciana Villages is grateful Representative La Rosa could take time out of his busy schedule to assess Poinciana and offer assistance to our community,” said Maldonado. “Mr. La Rosa continues to be an extraordinary supporter of Poinciana and all of our wonderful residents.”

"I just want the people of Poinciana to know that I care and we are ready to assist however we can in helping them get their lives back to normal after Hurricane Irma,” said Representative La Rosa. “If anyone has questions on how to proceed, please contact my office at 407-891-2555 or email me at "

Prior to the meeting, Representative La Rosa had been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help add Osceola County to the list of Florida counties now eligible for individual assistance from the federal government. APV residents in Polk County are also eligible for the Individual Assistance Program. Residents may now register for disaster assistance from FEMA online at or through the FEMA App.

Since September 14, APV staff and volunteers from Center State Bank have also been distributing Polk County/ FEMA food, and water to all members of the community from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 445 Marigold Avenue in Poinciana. Additionally, APV has been providing updates to residents regarding debris removal, the openings and closings of government buildings and schools, as well as power restoration efforts.

About the Association of Poinciana Villages

The Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. (APV) is one of the largest homeowner’s associations in the United States, serving more than 65,000 residents. The 47,000-acre, unincorporated, suburban community encompasses both Polk and Osceola counties, perfectly nestled between Haines City and Kissimmee, Florida. The Association of Poinciana Villages maintains its core vision of continuing to be one of the best places in all of central Florida to live and raise a family. Visit for more information.

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