Habitat for Humanity to develop new affordable housing community

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Selection Committee recommended their choice and gained approval for the developer of 26-single family homes at 2200 Jaylen Watkins Street.

The only submission to develop the White Coral homeownership project came from Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The selection committee reviewed, discussed and scored the submission. Habitat’s average score is 91.4 out of 100.

The 11.43-acre site in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard redevelopment area will offer affordable housing to families that meet the low/moderate income qualifications for the area.

White Coral will provide affordable homeownership opportunities for income-qualified families earning 30 to 80 percent of the Fort Myers area median income.

Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, private nonprofit organization that is one of the leading affordable housing builders and developers in Lee and Hendry counties. Habitat for Humanity partners with families to realize their housing and financial goals through HUD-approved housing counseling services. They offer pathways to affordable homeownership, serve as a mortgage lender and restore homes to safe and whole conditions through repair services. Since 1982, Habitat has built more than 1,800 homes, repaired over 350 homes and counseled more than 2,300 families to achieve their housing and financial goals.

For more information on White Coral and the project’s RFPs, visit https://www.cityftmyers.com/1171/Procurement-Services.