Rapid Re-Housing

Human Services administers a rapid re-housing program, funded by various federal, state and local funding sources, to assist persons who are experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain permanent housing, and financial self-sufficiency. Persons experiencing homelessness are prioritized for limited rapid re-housing resources through Lee County's Coordinated Entry System.

If you are currently living outside, in a car, or in an emergency shelter, we invite you to complete a Coordinated Entry survey to help you find a housing solution by connecting you to available resources. You can complete the survey by calling 239-533-7996.

Program Guidelines:

  • Financial assistance may include move-in costs including first and last month's rent, and security and utility deposits. Financial assistance is based on participants resources and needs. 
  • Applicants must have been a resident of Lee County for at least 90 days.
  • Eligible program participants will receive case management and are required to maintain regular contact with their case manager.
  • Eligible program participants are required to work with their case manager to develop person goals as part of a housing exit plan. Participants must demonstrate regular progress toward these goals. 
  • Eligible program participants must follow up on referrals to other local agencies and available community resources.