Affordable Housing Resources


Local Housing Assistance Plan

The Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) was prepared for the county's participation in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, in compliance with Florida Statute 420.907 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 67-37. More... The program is administered by the Lee County Department of Community Development, which also oversees the local government comprehensive plan, zoning, permitting, and environmental resources services. Lee County's SHIP program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit housing development organizations and down payment/closing cost assistance to qualified homebuyers. The Lee County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, which is comprised of members of various professions or fields of interest each with a relevance to affordable housing needs, makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about the implementation of the SHIP program.

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) - State Housing Initiative Partnership is the centerpiece of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act. The SHIP program channels a portion of new and existing documentary stamp taxes on deeds directly to local governments for the development and maintenance of affordable housing.

For current income limits and guides go here

Call the Lee County Department of Community Development at 239-479-8585 for more information.

City Contacts:

Fort Myers (City of) Community Redevelopment Agency/HUD
Phone number: (239) 338-2258
Cape Coral (City of) Department of Community Development/HUD
Phone number: (239) 574-0552


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