Click here to view the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The public comment period begins Friday, November 25 – December 9, 2022. Please submit comments to housinginfo@colliercountyfl.gov, call (239)252-2273, or in person at 3339 East Tamiami Trail in Building H, room, 213, Naples, FL. A public hearing is scheduled on December 9, 2022 at 3339 East Tamiami Trail in Building H, 3rd floor between 9:00am and 11:00am or on Zoom Meeting.
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Collier County Community and Human Services Division – Housing Operations

Firefighters. Police officers. Teachers. Government employees. Service workers. Nurses. Medical Assistants.

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These are just a handful of hardworking individuals and families in our community who struggle to find housing that is affordable in Collier County. In fact, a recent report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) found two out of every five households were cost burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing. Even more sobering, 61.4% of jobs in Collier pay less than $33,250 per year, while the average monthly rental cost hovers over $1,500 a month, and the average home price is more than $341,000.

“It is the opinion of the panel that Collier County absolutely has a housing affordability problem,” according to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, which can be found here.

Approximately 40,000 people commute daily from outside of Collier County. These employees work in Collier but live in Lee, Charlotte or other counties where they spend their wages on rent, taxes, mortgages, groceries, gas and other necessities. Many public-sector employees and large segments of the private sector simply cannot afford to live in Collier County. Their daily commutes from neighboring communities add to traffic congestion, and diminish quality of life and active citizen participation.

Providing access to affordable housing closer to jobs reduces commute times and costs, increases quality of life and assists in supporting a healthy local economy. That is why the county is working to address the issue in a variety of ways, including the creation of special incentives for developers to provide housing at affordable prices in their plans and offering programs to assist prospective homebuyers and renters. Current examples of communities with housing affordability options include Allura, Bristol Pines, and Dockside among others.

Collier County’s Community and Human Services Division offers a wide range of resources for anyone interested in the topic of affordable housing, seeking it or providing it. We are proud to support our community, families and all individuals looking for the perfect place to call home.

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Collier County Government


Communication & Customer Relations Division
3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 102
Naples, Florida 34112-5746

December 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Notice of Public Meeting
Community & Human Services Grants Review & Ranking Committee
Collier County, Florida

Thursday, December 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Community & Human Services Grants Review & Ranking Committee meeting from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday, December 15th at the Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112 (Government Complex).

About the public meeting:
The Review and Ranking Committee will interview applicants who have submitted HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) or HOME Investment Partnership Program-American Rescue Program (HOME-ARP) applications for proposed housing and community development activities to occur in 2022-2023.

All interested parties are invited to attend.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division, located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or (239) 252-8380. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.

For more information, call Lisa N. Carr, Grants Coordinator, II, Community and Human Services Division, (239) 252-2339.