The City of Fort Myers receives United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds annually to provide housing to provide housing, public service and economic development activities to low-moderate income residents of the city. To ensure Federal funds are spent in a manner that maximizes benefits to the low to moderate income community, HUD requires that recipients of CDBG funds prepare a Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and Annual Action Plan. The Plans must meet one of the three CDBG national objectives: benefit low-moderate income persons; aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight; meet a need having a particular urgency, commonly referred to as an urgent need.
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan describes the needs of the community and how those needs will be met using CDBG funds to compliment other federal, state, or local funding over the next five years. An Annual Action Plan is prepared for each program year including information about the overall goals and objectives for the coming year with the description of the available resources and proposed actions to address identified needs.
The City expects to receive approximately $642,000 in CDBG fund for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. CDBG funds may be used for public facilities and infrastructure projects, public services, affordable housing related projects, homelessness, and economic development activities. Projects must principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons.
Your participation in this survey will help the City in prioritizing its HUD funding. All responses are anonymous. For any questions about this survey or accommodations for persons with disabilities or English proficiency, please contact Beverly Reed, City of Fort Myers Housing and Real Estate Division at (239) 321-7979 or email: email@example.com.