This program is funded by Lee County ad valorem (property) tax dollars and may have certain residency, age, citizenship and income requirements. Click the link below for eligibility requirements.
Eviction/Past-Due Rent or Mortgage
The individual or household must be able to document an appropriate crisis that has interrupted their ability to maintain self-sufficiency. An appropriate example might be an unexpected, temporary loss of income due to domestic violence, loss of job, reduced work hours or a medical crisis; or an unexpected expense such as funeral costs (immediate family only), medical/dental bills or emergency home repairs.
Inappropriate reasons might be: lack of planning with seasonal or temporary job, traffic tickets, sanctions from other government programs, illegal or destructive behavior. In general, a client would not be eligible if it was deemed they created, or were responsible for, their own crisis.
First Month's Rent
Situations which might qualify the household for this program would be: living in a shelter or transitional housing and has income in the household; victim of domestic violence (verification required or referral from ACT Shelter) and have income; household disaster which results in current living situation being uninhabitable; rental home sold or foreclosed.
Human & Veteran Services does not rent or provide housing. Applicants are responsible for securing their own housing arrangements. Click on the link below for a list of low-income housing providers.