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Charlotte County Housing Division

The Housing Division administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program and other housing funding.  Types of assistance include: purchase assistance; home repair; and rent/mortgage assistance to low-income households. Disaster assistance is administered, as warranted. We also support the development of affordable housing through incentives and subsidies administered through the Charlotte HOME program and conduct compliance monitoring on funded rental units. Staff serve as liaison to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC).

Individual Housing Assistance

  • Purchase Assistance - applications are not being accepted at this time
  • Home Repairs
    • Emergency Repairs - (not hurricane-related)
    • Rehabilitation - new applications are not being accepted at this time
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Disaster Recovery Assistance
    • SHIP-DR Insurance Deductible Assistance - Program is closed.  Processing approved applications for payment.
    • SHIP disaster assistance is available for Hurricane Ian/Idalia recovery.  Applications are accepted at and appropriate candidates are referred for assistance.
    • Other Human Services programs may also be able to provide disaster recovery assistance.  Access to disaster recovery assistance is through
    • Seawall Repair Assistance Program - Applications accepted at April 1 - 30, 2024.

Hurricane Housing Recovery (HHR) Program - Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners announces the availability of funding for the SHIP/HHR Program in the amount of $ 7,134,450 for hurricane Ian and $121,000 for hurricane Idalia. HHR Program funding, which is administered in accordance with SHIP program guidelines and Florida Administrative Code 67-37, is intended to address long term recovery needs for qualified individuals and households and the community at large in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

The Housing division is soliciting proposals from qualified non-profit organizations to assist in the administration (via sub-recipient agreement) of the following HHR funding priorities: the acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of new or existing affordable housing.  For information on submitting proposals, review the full RFP.

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Rebuild Florida Hurricane Housing Replacement and Repair Program (HRRP)

FloridaCommerce has launched its Rebuild Florida Hurricane Ian Housing Repair and Replacement Program Assessment. With the HUD allocated funding, the Housing Repair and Replacement Program (HRRP) will assist and prioritize the most vulnerable homeowners and property owners impacted by Hurricane Ian through the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of their Ian-damaged homes, including mobile homes. At a minimum, 70 percent of program funds must meet the Low-to-Moderate Income National Objective, with the greatest prioritization for households with incomes less than 50 percent of Area Median Income.

Affordable Housing Development - Charlotte HOME

Charlotte HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Easier), an incentive program for affordable housing developers, was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on July 28, 2020 to reduce barriers and attract developers of affordable housing to Charlotte County. Available incentives include (but are not limited to): expedited permitting; impact fee waiver; land donation; density; utility connection and other fee subsidies; etc. Applications for incentives are reviewed by a panel of representatives from: Community Development; Human Services/Housing; and Utilities. Incentives are determined on a tiered basis contingent upon the score achieved on the prioritization matrix. Tier II, III and IV applications require AHAC and BCC approval. The review committee can be reached at

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is mandated by ​state statute and enforced within Charlotte County by Resolution 2008-070. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The AHAC meets bi-monthly to review housing policies and funding and make recommendations to the BCC. The Committee also approves the county’s Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) every three years.

Affordable Housing in Charlotte County

Contractor Recruitment

The Charlotte County Housing Division is seeking licensed and insured contractors to work with the SHIP Housing Rehabilitation Program. Recruitment Notice

Fair Housing

It is the policy of the County of Charlotte, in keeping with the laws of the United States, of America and the spirit of the Constitution of the State of Florida, to promote through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing of such person's choice in this county, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, handicap or age, and, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person.
(Ord. No. 96-003, § 2, 2-6-96)

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Colleen K. Turner, Senior Manager/SHIP Administrator
Rich Gromalski, Charlotte HOME Coordinator/Fair Housing Coordinator

Housing Services
21500 Gibralter Dr. Unit 1
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941.833.6500

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