Federal - U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
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.
Lee County is hosting several community meetings to gather public input for upcoming strategic plans. Comments gathered at the meetings will be 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.
The public meetings will take place at the following times and locations.
- January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Beacon of Hope Pine Island, 5090 Doug Taylor Circle, St James City, FL 33956
- January 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Veteran's Park Multipurpose Room, 55 Homestead Rd. S., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
- February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Liles Hotel, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
- February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Chapel by the Sea, 100 Chapel St., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
- March 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Lee County Human and Veteran Services, 2440 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901
State - Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is helping individuals and families in Lee County rebuild after Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida program.
Rebuild Florida is an assistance program to help repair, rebuild or replace homes damaged by Hurricane Irma.
To be eligible for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program homes must have suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Irma. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable populations:
- Households with seniors age 62+
- Households with children age 5 or younger
- Households with special needs or special accommodation requirements (including disability)
- Households with persons displaced from Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands who are permanently resettling in Florida
To register for this program, Florida residents can visit RebuildFlorida.gov or call (844) 833-1010.
To help as many Floridians as possible repair and rebuild homes damaged
by Hurricane Irma, the deadline to register for assistance from Rebuild Florida was extended to March 29, 2019.