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FORT MYERS Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)    

August 2023 News
Fort Myers CRA Home Preservation Program newsletter image

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties and Fort Myers Community
Redevelopment Agency have partnered to offer home preservation activities to
eligible households. Homeowners with outstanding code violations may qualify
to have projects/repairs completed by Habitat for Humanity.  

Qualified homeowners will receive a grant in the form of a forgivable lien.
Maximum assistance is $25,000.  
Funding is limited and is awarded based on greatest need.  

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CRA Board Updates    

CRA Board Meetings   9:00 a.m.4th Wednesday of each month  

Agendas & Minutes  

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

CRA approves improvement matching grant for accounting firm    

What is the CRA, really? Through strategic redevelopment, we enhance living conditions,
beautify neighborhoods, and boost community morale, making the City of Fort Myers a
great place to live and work and play. Play video to learn more.
Fort Myers CRA Board Chair, Commissioner Teresa Watkins Brown        
Imagine a city where every neighborhood is a beacon of growth and community
spirit—a place where residents enjoy sustainable, thriving spaces and businesses
benefit from a vibrant economic environment.

This is the future the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency is creating.  

SINCE 1984 [§ 163.356, Fla. Stat.]        

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fort Myers (Agency) was
established in 1988 to carry out redevelopment efforts in three areas within the city
that had each been declared blighted and were in need of revitalization. Now over 30
years later, the Agency oversees twelve redevelopment areas located within the city

Under Ordinance 2249, the City of Fort Myers created the Fort Myers
Downtown Redevelopment Agency (DRA) in 1984 to combat the deteriorating
conditions within the downtown commercial area. Originally established as an
independent special district, the City Council passed Ordinance 2426, in 1988
appointing itself as the governing body of the Agency, under the auspices of
Florida Statute Chapter 163. The ordinance made the DRA a division within the
CRA-CFM, and the Agency itself was converted to a Dependent Special District.   

Read More About Our History      


Interactive Redevelopment Area Maps

Upcoming CRA Meetings

Redevelopment Plans Every Thursday Farmer’s Market

Read the 2022 Annual Report Per Florida Statutes S.163.356(3)(c), our CRA must
produce a report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year, and shall include a complete
financial statement setting forth its assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as
of the end of such fiscal year.   2022 Annual Report        

*Since 1984, the CRA has managed redevelopment trusts to revitalize blighted areas in the
City of Fort Myers. This reinvestment can take the form of public infrastructure, residential
and commercial grant programs, public arts, affordable housing development, safety
initiatives and historic preservation.

Our header image features the “I WILL” Mentorship Barden Street Community
Garden Learning Center (BCG) commercial grant project in the MLK Redevelopment Area.      
1400 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 [email protected]
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