Collier Community Assistance Programs

Collier County offers a variety of housing assistance programs to those who need housing and those who provide housing. If you need housing, please see assistance programs below, as well as the I Need Housing tab for other resources. Check back frequently as new programs become available. If you are a developer or other partner who can provide affordable housing opportunities, please review the I Provide Housing tab.

American Rescue Plan (ARP), Local Recovery Program for Household Assistance – Rent, Mortgage, Utility Bills

Applications are open to new ARP program applicants. If you do not have an existing application and are new to the program, please visit the ARP Application page for more information.

If you are a current recipient who needs to re-certify or otherwise need access to your existing application, the portal link you need to access your information is here: Please note this portal link is not for new applicants. If you are a new applicant and use this link, your application will be denied.

Detailed information about the ARP program is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly (EHEAP)

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) is available to households who have a delinquent electric bill and an adult 60 years or older who resides in the home. EHEAP can also assist with the repair and replacement of air conditioning to an elderly household who is a homeowner. For information about how to qualify, apply and more, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Applications are closed. However, if you are an existing applicant or recipient who needs to access your application, the portal link can be accessed here:

For more information, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Emergency Solutions Grant – RUSH

Please email for the RUSH eligibility questionnaire, if you believe you meet the requirements below.

RUSH RRH program-eligible households must:

  • Meet ESG RRH eligibility: 1) Meet the criteria under Category 1 of the “Homeless” definition; or 2) Meet the criteria under Category 4 of the “Homeless” definition and live in a place described in paragraph 1 of the “Homeless” definition;
  • Have been residing in an area affected by a major disaster declared pursuant to the Stafford Act on or after December 20, 2019 (e.g., an area covered by DR-4673-FL, dated September 29, 2022); and
  • Have needs that will not be served or fully met by the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program (42 USC 5170b) and other existing federal disaster relief programs (including both federal and non-federal cost share). For purposes of RUSH funding, HUD understands “existing federal disaster relief programs” to mean federal programs that help with the purpose of disaster relief and are permanently authorized as of the date of the RUSH award.

Additionally, a household will not be required to re-qualify as homeless or at risk of homelessness to receive RUSH funds if the household was already determined to meet the ESG definition of “homeless” or “at risk of homelessness” and was receiving ESG assistance when the disaster occurred.

HOME Down Payment Assistance

THE HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) can provide down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers interested in purchasing a home in Collier County. For qualifications, maximum purchase price and other information, please visit the I Need Housing page.

SHIP Down Payment Assistance

This program provides interest-free loans up to $55,000 to assist qualifying first-time homebuyer(s) with both down payment and closing cost expenses. Assistance can be used only with single-family homes, townhomes and condominium units located within unincorporated Collier County, City of Naples, City of Marco and Everglades City. For more information, including how to apply, visit the I Need Housing page.

SHIP Hurricane Roof Replacement Program

Applications are open for Collier County residents whose primary residence was directly impacted by Hurricane Ian and need their roof replaced. The County is offering a deferred, interest-free loan for a roof replacement. Program qualifications and income criteria must be met. Visit the SHIP Hurricane Assistance Program page for more information and to apply.

SHIP Hurricane Rental Program

The SHIP Hurricane Rental Program will begin taking applications on May 17, 2023, at 12 p.m. for Collier County residents whose primary residence was directly impacted by Hurricane Ian. Program qualifications and income criteria must be met. Visit the SHIP Hurricane Rental Program page for more information and to apply.

SHIP Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation

This program provides interest-free, deferred loans up to $50,000 to assist eligible homeowners in unincorporated Collier County, the City of Naples, the City of Marco Island, or Everglades City with rehabilitation or repair of their single-family homes, townhomes or condominium units. Mobile homes built prior to July 13, 1994 do not qualify for assistance. For more information, including how to apply, visit the I Need Housing page.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) permits Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) to create flexible programs that assist individual households to help them afford the housing costs of market-rate units. These programs are known as “tenant-based rental assistance,” or TBRA. For qualifications and more information, please visit the I Need Housing page.

To Report Fraud

To report fraud that you suspect is occurring or has occurred, please notify Collier County for review. Any suspected fraud in connection with Collier County’s emergency rental assistance program should be reported immediately. Collier County reserves the right to decline funding or participation, to any applicant, if it is determined that fraud has occurred.

Please complete the Fraud Report online form if you suspect or have knowledge of a tenant or landlord that has made a fraudulent application or received funds inappropriately. Once the form is completed, you will have the option to submit it electronically or print and mail it to the address indicated on the form.

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