Federal - U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Consolidated Plan

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, Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. 

The 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan covers the period of October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024. 

The 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan is now available.

The 2013-2018 Consolidated Plan has been submitted to HUD. At the same time the Consolidated Plan is submitted, a Five-Year Environmental Review is also submitted.

​Consolidated Plan Amendments Summary
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan
​Five-Year Environmental Review
2020 SHOP Environmental Reviews 

Lee County hosted several community meetings to gather public input for upcoming strategic plans. Comments gathered at the meetings are being considered in the development of the 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, 2019 Annual Action Plan, 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and 2019-2021 Community Services Block Grant Strategic Plan.


Department of Economic Opportunity

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has appropriated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant-CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV2) nationwide to assist low-income families and most vulnerable citizens. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $3 billion of the $5 billion appropriated by Congress.  Lee County is an entitlement program, eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Relief Funding in the amount of $1,006,927. More information available on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Website

Lee County is applying for Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus Relief Funding through the Department of Economic Opportunity.  Eligible projects are listed below.  Any comments or feedback can be directed to Clare Dennehy at CDennehy@leegov.com by February 2, 2021.

A public hearing is scheduled to take comments related to the application for Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act (CDBG-CV2) funding. 

Lee County will hold the virtual public meeting on:
January 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  
Meeting can be accessed at 1 (866) 899-4679 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/358897549

Eligible Activities

Buildings and Improvements:
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or installation of public works, facilities, and site or other improvements
  • Rehabilitation of buildings and improvements 
Assistance to Businessess, including Special Economic Development:
  • Provision of assistance to private, for-profit entities, when appropriate to carry  out an economic development project
  • Provision of assistance to microenterprises​
Public Services​:
  • Job training to expand pool of health care workers
  • Provide testing, diagnosis, or other services
  • Deliver meals on wheels to quarainted individuals
  • Installation of wiring, or cables, and equipment for families to recieve internet access
Planning:
  • Gather data and develop non-project specific emergency response plans
  • Planning activities in conjunction with other eligible activities​

De acuerdo con la Ley de Derechos Civiles y la Ley para Estadounidenses con Discapacidades, el Condado de Lee no discriminará en contra de cualquier individuo basado en la raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, discapacidad, religión, ingreso o situación familiar. Para solicitar la interpretación a otro idioma, traducción de documentos o un auditivo auxiliar, servicio o una modificación razonable para participar, póngase en contacto con Joan LaGuardia, (239) 533-2314, servicio de relevo de la Florida 711, por lo menos con cinco días de anterioridad. La acomodación será gratuita sin costo alguno para el solicitante.

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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.​

In accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations governing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME programs, Lee County hereby notifies the public that a public hearing is scheduled to take comments related to the development of the 2021 Annual Action Plan.  In general, housing, community development, and projects to assist the homeless or prevent homelessness will be undertaken.  Lee County encourages residents to participate in the development of this plan. All comments from residents will be considered in preparing the final plan and reported in the document.

Lee County will hold a virtual public meeting on:
- January 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  
Meeting can be accessed at 1 (866) 899-4679 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/358897549


​2020 Annual Action Plan
Amendments to the Annual Action Plans
​Amendments to Citizen Participation Plan
2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Draft Amendments to the 2018 and 2019 Annual Action Plans
​Amendments to the 2018 Annual Plan
​2018 Annual Action Plan
2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
​Amendments to the 2017 Annual Plan
​2017 Annual Action Plan
2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Amendments to the 2016 Annual Plan​
2016 Annual Action Plan
​2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
​Amendments to the 2015 Annual Plan
​2015 Annual Action Plan
​Amendments to the 2014 Annual Plan
2014 Annual Action Plan

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, (239) 533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance. Persons needing translation services should contact Clare Dennehy at 239-533-7905, by email at cdennehy@leegov.com, or in person at Lee County Human and Veteran Services, 2440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Requests should be made 48 hours in advance. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor.

De acuerdo con el Acto de Americanos Discapacitados, el Condado de Lee no discriminará contra  individuos con discapacidades en sus servicios, programas o actividades. Para solicitar una ayuda auxiliar o servicio para la comunicación efectiva o una modificación razonable para participar, póngase en contacto con Joan LaGuardia por teléfono al 239-533-2314; a través del Servicio de Retransmision  de Florida, llamando al 711; o jlaguardia@leegov.com.  Las personas que necesitan servicios de traducción se deberían poner en contacto Clare Dennehy al 239-533-7905, por el correo electrónico en cdennehy@leegov.com , o en persona en el Servicios Humanos del Condado de Lee, 2440 Thompson Street, Fort  Myers, Florida 33901. Las solicitudes deberían ser hechas 48 horas de antemano. El alojamiento será proporcionado gratis al solicitante.