Housing Authority Applications for FEMA/Hurricane Irma Victims

Please see the included applications for FEMA/Hurricane Irma victims.

Please note the following:

  1. All applicants MUST have a FEMA letter;
  2. All applicants MUST qualify for the program – Public Housing income can be no more than 80% of the current Area Median Income (AMI), Section income can be no more than 50% of current AMI and ALL applicant must pass a criminal background check.

For more information please contact the Lee County Housing Authority.

The Lee County Housing Authority
PUBLIC HOUSING DEPARTMENT
14170 Warner Circle
North Fort Myers, Florida 33903
Phone 239-997-6688
Fax # 239-997-7970
TTY: (800) 955-8771

Lee County Homeless Coalition 2017 Community Grant Application

The Lee County Homeless Coalition was reorganized in 2004 under the umbrella of the Lee County Department of Human Services with the intent to develop a broader base of support and at some time operate again as an independent agency. Thanks to support from the community, that goal was achieved in 2009, and the Coalition was recognized as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Download the full application here.

The mission of the Coalition is “to advocate, educate, and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.” The Lee County Homeless Coalition is a non-profit advocacy group made up of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness.

Members of the Lee County Homeless Coalition are individuals or organizations that are committed to advocating, educating and promoting awareness of issues and obstacles facing the homeless in Lee County through community collaboration, planning and implementing solutions.

This grant opportunity is available only to members of the Lee County Homeless Coalition. The Coalition works with individuals and agencies to identify potential gaps within our local continuum of homeless care. We recognize that our provider agencies are being stretched to capacity and working harder than ever to deliver effective services often with diminishing funding.  The purpose of this grant is to assist member agencies fulfill their mission and serve those who are homeless.

The Lee County Homeless Coalition plans to make available a total of $20,000 to member agencies with a maximum award amount of $5,000 per application/entity. The Lee County Homeless Coalition reserves the right to modify the grant amount and number of award recipients based on the number and quality of the proposals received.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a member of the Lee County Homeless Coalition
  • Must be a not for profit 501C3 or other eligible not for profit organization
  • Agency must provide direct services to clients
  • Services must benefit residents of Lee County
  • Agency must have a non-discrimination policy
  • No Grant Funds may be used to pay for civil or criminal penalties or fines.
  • Lee County Homeless Coalition reserves the right to deny applicants which have previously received grant funds the Lee County Homeless Coalition and have not complied with the terms of the grant contract.

REVIEW & SELECTION PROCESS

Each proposal will be reviewed by the Lee County Homeless Coalition Board. Proposals will be reviewed using an evaluation tool. No additional information will be accepted after the stated proposal deadline of September 15, 2017.  The written proposal and supporting documentation will be the sole basis for review.  Awards will be announced no later than October 2, 2017.  Upon receipt of an award, the recipient will be required to enter into a contract with the Lee County Homeless Coalition.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Recipients will be required to file a report at the end of one year. Agencies should use the State of Florida’s definition of homeless to determine who qualifies as a homeless individual for purposes of this grant. Funds not documented must be returned.

AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOTICE OF FUNDING IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBER NONPROFIT AGENCIES OR OTHER ELIGIBLE NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER AGENCY, PLEASE VISIT WWW.LEEHOMELESS.ORG/MEMBERSHIP.

Applications MUST be emailed to the Lee County Homeless Coalition office to arrive no later than 5 PM on September 15, 2017. The Lee County Homeless Coalition will not notify applicants of receipt of applications. All grant questions should be directed to Janet Bartos, Executive Director of the Coalition at [email protected] or (239) 322-6600. Email the completed application along with required documentation to [email protected]. Hard copies will not be accepted.

13th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Please join us for the 13th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. The theme for this year will be to come dressed as your “Favorite Character”. Our Master of Ceremony is the Honorable Linda Doggett, Lee County Clerk of Courts and our Special Guest Speaker is the Honorable Kathleen Smith, Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit. Music will be performed by Galaxy, and we will recognize the Annual Dean Blietz Award winner!

Who Lee County Homeless Coalition
What 13th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Where Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers, FL 33913
When Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Contact Janet Bartos, Executive Director, 239-322-6600

Tickets Available

Member Event Ticket $65.00 pp | Non-Member Event Ticket $75.00 pp | Cash bar

Click Below for Important Forms



Thank You to our Current Sponsors!

Colonial Country Club

Sponsor Levels

  • Platinum $2,500 (8 event tickets and recognition at program and all event materials)
  • Gold $1,000 (8 event tickets and program recognition)
  • Silver $500 (6 event tickets and program recognition)
  • Bronze $300 (4 event tickets and program recognition)

Make checks payable to:

Lee County Homeless Coalition,
1500 Colonial Blvd., Suite 235,
Ft. Myers, 33907

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Zero 2016!

We’re proud of the plaque we received for all the hard work our member agencies do in Lee County to serve homeless families and homeless veterans! Way to go!

2017 Census Comparison Report

2017 Census Comparison Report

Annual Homeless Count Estimates 2,785 Homeless in Lee County

The Lee County Homeless Coalition is an advocacy group made up of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness. Once per year the Coalition, with the help of many volunteers, conducts a Point in Time (PIT) census to count the homeless and provide data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The PIT count is also used to gather information that allows local service providers to target services to meet the specific needs of the homeless in our communities.

The PIT count, which asked people where they slept the night of January 21, 2017, included both sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families. The PIT count was able to document 431 homeless persons, of which 65 (15.08%) were considered to be chronically homeless. HUD defines chronic homelessness as “an unaccompanied adult homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either continuously been homeless for a year or more or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years, where the combined occasions total a length of time of at least 12 months.”  Among the 431 persons surveyed, 35.50% percent reported having a disabling condition. Also among the 431 were 38 families with 70 children. Veterans made up for 3.25% percent of those surveyed. Data obtained through the Lee County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and PIT count found that during the course of the year, there are an estimated 2,785 homeless individuals within Lee County.

Although there has been an overall decrease in the number of homeless individuals surveyed during our PIT count, there is an increase in our estimated number of homeless individuals within Lee County.  This is due to the fact more homeless individuals have been served in programs throughout the year.  The success of our programs led to a decrease in the PIT figure.

The Lee County Homeless Coalition would like to extend a special thank you to the volunteers that assisted with this year’s PIT count.