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Lee Commissioners accept state grant funds to help people who are experiencing homelessness

By Staff | May 16, 2023

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept $407,750 in grant funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families for housing and services for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

The funds are a one-year allocation expected to serve 638 individuals. The grants are part of a three-year contract totaling more than $1.2 million.

People who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk are served through the Lee County Continuum of Care (CoC) includes local governments, agencies, advocates and program users who collectively plan and implement programs. The Lee County Homeless Coalition and Lee County Human and Veteran Services coordinate this effort, and the county officially submits grant applications for State of Florida Department of Children and Families’ Office on Homelessness funding.

Persons who are experiencing homelessness can contact Coordinated Entry at 239-533-7996 to receive an assessment for housing and services.

Agencies or stakeholders who are interested in participating in the Continuum of Care can contact the Lee County Homeless Coalition at info@leehomeless.org or Lee County Human and Veteran Services at coc@leegov.com.

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Source: Lee County Government