City Housing Authority provides immediate help

Several partners, such as World Central Kitchen, have worked alongside HACFM to provide relief services to residents. COURTESY PHOTO

The City of Fort Myers Housing Authority is leading Hurricane Ian relief efforts to serve residents of more than 1,408 public and subsidized housing units and 2,400 vouchers in Fort Myers.

In the days following the storm, more than 50 community support services and HACFM administrative staff went door-to-door conducting wellness checks and documenting damage at HACFM units. Maintenance staff attended to immediate needs, including boarding and replacing 73 broken windows, tarping 110 roofs, repairing leaks in approximately 32 units, repairing 48 air conditioning units and Garbage collection at all HACFM properties.

Several community partners worked alongside HACFM to provide relief services to residents. Representatives from the Miami office of US Housing and Urban Development provided resources and HACFM continues to distribute 500 meals and water daily at various distribution sites in partnership with the American Red Cross, World Central Kitchen and the Guard. national. The Fort Myers Fire Department provided water to several communities, including Horizons Apartments, Bonair Towers, and Royal Palm Towers.

“Our team remains committed to meeting the needs of our residents to ensure they have access to the resources they need during this difficult time and that any damage is quickly repaired after the storm,” said Marcia Davis, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers. “I am proud of our hardworking maintenance team, our staff, and our amazing community partners who have worked alongside our team to serve our Fort Myers communities.”

All HACFM properties have electricity and water restored. Staff continue to assess needs and plan to continue recovery efforts, including cleaning flooded areas, mitigating damage to drywall, repairing roofs and clearing debris from the storm.

Those in need of affordable housing options can learn more and apply by visiting www.HACFM.org or by calling 239-344-3220.

About the City of Fort Myers Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers serves as a catalyst to increase access to safe, stable and sustainable housing and to help develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. For more information, visit www.HACFM. org or call 239-344-3220. ¦

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