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 Local 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 Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. This report is called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). To view the latest CAPER report, please click here.

35% of local jobs pay less than $35000 per year

*Source: University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies and The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 2021

**Source: University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies and Apartment List Methodology, 2023

***Source: Collier County Community Foundation Community Assessment, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Q-Q Research Consultants, 2023