Lee County Human & Veteran Services has assistance programs available to many Lee County residents. Our assistance programs are available in three broad categories: Financial Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Veteran Assistance.

Financial Assistance


Rent/Mortgage

Apply for assistance with past due rent or mortgage. 

Our online application is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am until noon. We accept 20 applications a day and once the 20 applications are received, the online application will be closed.

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Please note that completing an application does not guarantee eligibility for utility or housing assistance. Assistance is dependent upon availability of funds. 

Electric/Water Bill Assistance

Apply for assistance with electric or water bill assistance. 

Our online application is currently closed due to Hurricane Ian. If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian, please apply for FEMA assistance disasterassistance.gov.
Paper applications are available in front of the Lee County Human and Veteran Services office at 2440 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Please note that completing an application does not guarantee eligibility for utility or housing assistance. Assistance is dependent upon availability of funds.

Home Repair Assistance 

Apply for assistance making repairs to your home.

Our application is currently closed. If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian, please apply for FEMA assistance at disasterassistance.gov.

Home Purchase Assistance

Apply for assistance purchasing a home. 


Indigent Cremation Services

Apply for assistance with cremation services.

If you have funeral expenses as a result of Hurricane Ian, click here for more information on funeral assistance

HOPWA

Apply for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA)


 
 


Homelessness Assistance


Homelessness Outreach and Assistance

Get assistance to locate permanent housing or street outreach services.


 



Veteran Assistance


Veterans Benefits Assistance

Lee County Veteran Services team is committed to assist veterans, surviving spouses & dependents with benefits such as disability compensation, non-service-connected pensions with or without Aid & Attendance benefits for both veterans & surviving spouse, appeals, burial benefits, education benefits, health benefits as well as a variety of other benefits. 


Other Resources


United Way 2-1-1

The United way connects people who need assistance with a large network of non-profits and agencies.

Food Pantry Locations

Locate food pantries and hot meals.  

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