Help Paying Housing Costs:
- Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance
- Down-payment Assistance
- Home Repairs
Affordable Housing in Charlotte County:
Affordable Housing Development
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; developer fee subsidy; 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 CharlotteHOME@charlottecountyfl.gov.
- Charlotte HOME Application
- Affordable Housing Prioritization Matrix
- Potential Incentive Award Criteria
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.
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)
- Public Service Announcement
- Florida Landlord/Tenant Law
- To file a complaint of housing discrimination in Charlotte County, contact the Fair Housing Coordinator
- Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)
- Income Limits for State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program housing assistance
Colleen K. Turner, Senior Manager/SHIP Administrator
Rich Gromalski, Charlotte HOME Coordinator/Fair Housing Coordinator
21500 Gibralter Dr. Unit 1
Port Charlotte, FL 33952