Eviction Rent / Past-Due Mortgage
This program is funded by Lee County Ad Valorem tax dollars and/or Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds. Certain residency, age, citizenship, and income requirements may apply to the Ad Valorem funds. Click here for more information.
Assistance is not in the form of cash but rather payments to vendors such as utility companies or landlords. Due to funding cycles, all programs are not necessarily in effect at any given time. Eligibility requirements may vary depending on the program. Please call in advance to make sure funding is available and that you meet the eligibility criteria.
If any member of the household is HIV+, also see HOPWA for assistance with rent, mortgage or utilities.
EVICTION/MORTGAGE - The individual or household must be able to document an appropriate crisis which has interrupted their ability to maintain self-sufficiency. An appropriate example might be an unexpected, temporary loss of income due to domestic violence, loss of job, reduced work hours or a medical crisis. Also an unexpected expense such as car repairs (if work or medical need), funeral (immediate family only), medical/dental bills or emergency home repairs.
Inappropriate reasons might be; lack of planning with seasonal or temporary job, traffic tickets, sanctions from other government programs, illegal or destructive behavior. In general a client would not be eligible if it was deemed they created, or were responsible for, their own crisis.
Each application is treated on an individual basis and it is impossible to list all the situations which might be eligible for assistance. You may call 239-533-7996 and leave a message on the Intake Line. An Eligibility Specialist will call you and do a phone screening for individual determinations.