Housing

FEMA Assistance

If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian you may qualify for financial assistance through FEMA. To apply for FEMA assistance online, visit disasterassistance.gov

Homeowner Insurance Deductible Assistance

SHIP-DR Homeowner Insurance Deductible Assistance Florida Housing Finance Corporation awarded the City of Fort Myers funding to help residents impacted by Hurricane Ian pay their home insurance deductibles. Applications are being processed through Lee County’s SHIP program.

How to Apply

Application forms are available at leegov.com or are available for pick-up between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Development/Public Works building located at 1500 Monroe St, 2nd floor, Downtown Fort Myers.

The application must be completed in its entirety, signed, dated, and witnessed/notarized where applicable.

Residents within Cape Coral City Limits Please contact the City of Cape Coral at housing@capecoral.gov.

City of Fort Myers announces the availability of $4.6 million in funding

The City of Fort Myers announces the availability of $4.6 million in funding to provide emergency rent and utility assistance to residents impacted by COVID19. Applicants must reside within the City of Fort Myers municipal boundaries before the date of the application and demonstrate a loss of income, job loss or reduction of hours due to COVID19. Renters that live outside of the City’s municipal boundaries may apply for assistance at www.leeflcares.com.

Learn more about qualification requirements. If you meet qualification requirements, please APPLY HERE through our community portal.

NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOBBY HOURS

The City of Fort Myers Community Development Department lobby doors on 1825 Hendry Street will close at 4 p.m. Phone lines remain open from 7:30 am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lobby is open for business each morning at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Please call Community Development staff at 239-321-7925 if there are any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Housing Services

The Housing Services Program helps homebuyers and homeowners purchase and live in safe, decent, and sanitary housing within the City of Fort Myers.

These programs help income-qualifying homebuyers that are within City limits (Am I In the City map):

Consolidated Plan 2020-2024

Housing Mission

Housing is to be a catalyst for increasing access to and availability of quality housing, to improve and maintain the City’s Housing stock, to increase real estate values and ensure safe communities by optimizing resources and the collaboration of public private partnership and to ensure the greatest public benefit is achieved through the maintenance of City-owned real estate and equitable distribution of support. 

The City of Fort Myers considers the provision of housing as a basic human need, and therefore has assumed the responsibility to work toward increasing the availability of affordable workforce housing in the community. The Housing Division administers the housing programs for the City of Fort Myers. The City is committed to annually funding and managing these programs to provide access to attainable housing to the residents.