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.


Beginning Monday February 1, 2021 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 will still 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 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 and Real Estate 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.

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):