Lee Commissioners award over $41.6M for rehabilitation of affordable housing units

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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Lee County Commissioners

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to award more than $41.6 million in Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery funds.

The vote made on Tuesday will be used for six multi-family housing rehabilitation projects covering 836 affordable housing units.

CDBG-DR funding was made available to public housing authorities, for-profit developers and not-for-profit developers through a competitive application process.

The funds are part of the $1.1 billion in CDBG-DR funds allocated to Lee County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Lee County on Sept. 28, 2022.

The rehabilitation projects awarded funding are Dunbar Improvement Association, Inc., Lee County Housing Authority, Southwest Florida Affordable Housing Choice Foundation and the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers.

These funding awards were made under a Notice of Funding Availability that was open from Dec. 5, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

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