The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all communities to prepare a Consolidated Plan if they receive annual formula grants. Lee County receives three formula grants totaling more than $3 million from HUD: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
The Consolidated Plan covers a five-year period and provides strategies to address housing, homeless and community development needs. Funds are used for a variety of public service and infrastructure projects and for programs administered by a number of government, nonprofit and private agencies including the City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. The 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan has been submitted to HUD. At the same time the Consolidated Plan is submitted, a Five-Year Environmental Review is also submitted.
Annual Action Plan
An Annual Action Plan is done for each of the five years to detail specific projects that will meet these goals. At any time, the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans can be amended. At the end of each funding year, a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is submitted to HUD, which provides a summary of which goals specified in both the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plans were met.
The Annual Action Plan, CAPER, as well as HUD responses to the CAPER, are all posted on this page when they are completed for the public’s review and comment. These documents can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request.
Assessment of Fair Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all communities to prepare an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) if they receive annual formula grants. Lee County receives three formula grants totaling more than $3 million from HUD: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
The Assessment of Fair Housing identifies fair housing issues, and sets goals to overcome those issues over a five year period. The 2018-2023 Assessment of Fair Housing is currently being developed through collaboration between Lee County, the City of Fort Myers, the City of Cape Coral, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers, and the Lee County Housing Authority. Visit the Fair Housing webpage for more information and to provide input.