Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

4224 Renaissance Preserve Way, Fort Myers, FL

There are no open waiting lists offered by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Lee County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 21, 2021 until May 23, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Project Based Voucher Client requesting a Housing Choice Voucher (90 Points)
  • Emergency/Federally Displaced Preference (40 Points)
  • Displaced Person by State/Local Government Action or HOPE VI/Subsidized Housing Demolition (30 Points)
  • Veterans Status (20 Points)
  • Mainstream Vouchers (18 Points)
    • HACFM will offer a preference to Any Household that Includes one or more non-elderly person (age 18 to 62) with disabilities that are:
      • Transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings
      • At serious risk of institutionalization or other segregated settings
      • Homeless
      • At risk of becoming homeless
  • Homeless Preference (15 Points)
  • Victims of Domestic Violence (VAWA) (10 Points)
  • Local Preference (5 Points)
    • Persons and or families must reside in Lee County or who are working or have been hired to work in Lee County.
  • All Other Applicants (0 Points)

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HACFM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFM on May 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Lee County, Florida.

Last Updated on 11/18/2021.

Closed: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 28, 2021 until May 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACFM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFM on May 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Lee County, Florida.

Last Updated on 03/21/2022.

Closed: Southward Village Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) Family Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedrooms apartments at Southward Village is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 29, 2020, until August 19, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Emergency Fed Displaced
  • Other Government Displacement
  • Veteran
  • VAWA / Domestic Violence
  • Mainstream
  • Homeless
  • Local

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACFM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACFM, as of July 30, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Fort Myers, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/23/2022.

Unknown: Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Fort Myers, Florida.

Last Updated on 05/20/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

About the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers manages 2,121 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,768 16 39 44 230
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $765 $564 $715 $1,077 $658
Monthly Cost $1,351,760 $9,029 $27,878 $47,392 $151,394
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 133 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,192 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers voucher holders in 2016 was $389 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $655. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

Southward Village

2990 Edison Ave
Fort Myers, Florida

East Pointe Place

3501 Dale St
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Royal Palm Towers

2424 Edwards Dr
Fort Myers, Florida
$512-673
Studio-2 BR
55+

Horizon Apartments

5300 Summerlin Rd
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bonair Towers

1915 Halgrim Ave
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

Broadway Apartments

2909 Broadway Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

2929 BROADWAY APARTMENTS

2929 BROADWAY
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
2 BR

Covington Meadows

1400 Parkwood Palm Blvd
Lehigh Acres, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR