​​​​​​picture of equal housing opportunity logoLocal Housing Assistance Plan​​​

The Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) was prepared for the County's participation in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, in compliance with Florida Statute 420.907 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 67-37. The program is administered by the Lee County Department of Community Development, which also oversees the local government comprehensive plan, zoning, permitting, and environmental resources services. Lee County’s SHIP program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit housing development organizations and down payment/closing cost assistance to qualified homebuyers.
2017-2020 Local Housing Assistance Plan​
​Affordable Housing Incentive Review Report

​​State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

​​SHIP - State Housing Initiative Partnership is the centerpiece of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act. The SHIP program channels a portion of new and existing documentary stamp taxes on deeds directly to local governments for the development and maintenance of affordable housing.

​​The SHIP allocation for FY 2016/2017 was $2,698,989 with $2,429,090 available. The application deadline for 2016/2017 is September 30, 2016. 

Instructions for Documenting Special Needs​

At least 20 percent of the 2016-2017 SHIP allocation must be used to serve persons with special needs (as defined in section 420.0004(13) Florida Statutes). First priority will be to serve persons with developmental disabilities (as defined in section 393.063 Florida Statutes) by providing home modifications, including technological enhancements and devices that will allow homeowners to remain independent in their own homes and maintain their homeownership.
​​ Lee County Affordable Housing Programs - Current Income Guides
SHIP Income Limits for Homeownership
SHIP Rental Income Guidelines​

​For households looking for information about local rental options, please see the Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Florida Housing Search website at http://www.floridahousingsearch.org/


View Affordable Housing Committee information. 

For more information concerning Affordable Housing, contact Sharon Jenkins-Owen, Principal Planner (239-533-8535).