Local Housing Assistance Plan
The Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) was prepared for the county's participation in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, in compliance with Florida Statute 420.907 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 67-37. The program is administered by the Lee County Department of Community Development, which also oversees the local government comprehensive plan, zoning, permitting, and environmental resources services. Lee County’s SHIP program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit housing development organizations and down payment/closing cost assistance to qualified homebuyers.
2011-2014 Local Housing Assistance Plan
State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
SHIP - State Housing Initiative Partnership is the centerpiece of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act. The SHIP program channels a portion of new and existing documentary stamp taxes on deeds directly to local governments for the development and maintenance of affordable housing.
Lee County Affordable Housing Programs - Current Income Guides
SHIP Income Limits for Homeownership
SHIP Rental Income Guidelines
For households looking for information about local rental options, please see the Florida Housing Finance Corporation's website or click on the web link below:
Affordable Housing Committee
For more information concerning Affordable Housing, please call the Lee County Department of Community Development at (239) 533-8585.