- More than 61% of jobs pay less than $33,250 per year
- Nearly 60,000 households are considered cost burdened
- Median-earning households can’t afford median-priced homes
- Rental rates are up more than 15% since 2017
- Prospective employees can’t afford to live here
- The Collier County Chamber of Commerce has identified lack of affordable housing as its #1 public policy issue
Collier County’s Community and Human Services (CHS) Division is a vast operation that addresses housing affordability and social services. The housing operation of the division seeks to support the county’s Housing Element of the Growth Management Plan, of which the goal is to create an adequate supply of decent, safe and attainable housing for all residents of Collier County. Through grants, CHS provides families and individuals with a variety of housing options while also offering special incentives to developers.
CHS works collaboratively with non-profit groups, governmental agencies and public-private coalitions to coordinate activities and effectively leverage resources available to the community in order to increase the supply of affordable housing countywide through management of the County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Every year, Collier County reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the performance of its Community Planning and Development Programs, including Community Development and Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG). This report is called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). To view the latest CAPER report, please click here.