AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND
RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES
The City of Fort Myers is promoting affordable housing opportunities through a rental assistance program for individuals and families with incomes 100% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Start your application here: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/fortmyers/Participant
Florida Housing Search
Florida Housing provides a web-based housing locator service linking people with affordable and available rental housing throughout Florida. The Florida Housing Search website allows landlords, including providers of critically needed affordable and special needs housing, to advertise their properties free of charge, while helping renters to find a property that fits their needs, including accessibility. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Housing Search also includes a separate search engine for locating assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.
The locator serves as an invaluable tool for families, persons with disabilities, elderly persons or households with special needs that are searching for affordable housing in their communities.
In addition, the website provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.
Bilingual Call Center Assistance
The public can search for properties with available units listed on the Florida Housing Search website 24 hours a day or by contacting the toll-free, bilingual search support call center at:
- 1-877-428-8844 (TTD or TTY: 711)
- Monday - Friday
- 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST
The call center staff assists persons with conducting searches, as well as providing affordable housing resources information and referral services. The website and call center serves English and Spanish speaking persons. Search and result features include:
- Search by city, county, street address, and/or zip code
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
- Telephone number for leasing agent
- Rent amount
- HUD Section 8 voucher acceptance
- Proximity to public transit
- Utilities included
- Target populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities
- Accessible units and accessibility features
- Map links and pictures