Lee County Gets $2 Million For Homeless


The Lee County Board of Commissioners has accepted a $2 million HUD grant to assist people experiencing homelessness. About 2,970 people will be provided information, referrals, housing and supportive services.

The money will be spent during fiscal years 2022 and 2023 and is administered by Lee County Human and Veteran Services and local nonprofit agencies. On Fort Myers Beach, local churches do everything they can to assist anyone without a home looking for assistance. They coordinate their efforts with the Lee County Sherriff and other organizations to help anyone without a home that wishes to be helped.

Lee County Commissioners have made it a priority to assist people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Lee County Human & Veterans Services serves as a collaborative hub for resources ‒ federal, state, local, private and nonprofit ‒ designated to aid Lee County residents through supportive programs and services.

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, call the department’s coordinated entry help line at 239-533-7996.