Community and Human Services

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The Heart of Collier County

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ATTENTION:  As of November 5, 2016 we are currently accepting SHIP purchasing assistance applications.  Contact Don Luciano at for information.   


About Us
Welcome to the Community & Human Services Division online. Collier County has a long history of providing services to citizens that meet family's basic needs, both health and social, when there is no other resource available to families. The Community & Human Services Division provides comprehensive services such as prescription reimbursement to those in need in addition to its recently added responsibility (as of Feb. 5, 2007) of managing affordable housing opportunities in the community.  We "stretch" the service dollar to provide the most needed services to seniors and indigent including at home care.  



The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP), a state affordable housing program, offers assistance to first time homebuyers for use toward a portion of the required down payment and emergency repairs to the newly acquired home.

The Collier County Community and Human Services Division has completed the SHIP Annual Report for Closeout year 13/14 and interim years 14/15 and 15/16.  Section 420.9075(10), Florida Statutes requires participants in the SHIP program to submit an annual report signed by the county’s chief elected official, or his or her designee, to certify  that the local housing incentive strategies and the local housing incentive plan have been implemented or are in the process of being implemented.

This report is available for public review and comment.  Citizen comment period for this report is fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication and may be made to Priscilla Doria, Grant Coordinator,  by phone at 239-252-5312, or by email at  Copies of the annual report can be picked up at 3339 East Tamiami Trail Suite 211 Building H, Naples Florida 34112 or download from the Collier County Community and Human Services webpage at

Date of publication:  August 13, 2016

 Click here to see the SHIP Annual Report 2013-14

Click here to see the SHIP Annual Report 2014-15

Click here to see the SHIP Annual Report 2015-16



On January 23, 2015, the National Community Development Association (NCDA) recognized the winners of the 2015 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award during an awards luncheon at the NCDA Winter Conference in Washington, DC.  Collier County received an award for the completion of the First Street Plaza Project - Zocalo.  

 This project is in Immokalee, an unincorporated area located in northern Collier County. The median income is $24,315. The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency was awarded $979,000 in CDBG funding to acquire two parcels for the development of the First Street Plaza – Zolaco. The Plaza is a gathering area/park that is located in the downtown. The First Street Plaza was created as a comprehensive vision for the future of Immokalee. The Plaza has created a greater livable community that creates a gateway to the downtown business community.


 NCDA Photo


Our Director, Kimberley Grant, Manager of Federal/State Grants, Kristi Sonntag, Brad Muckel, Immokalee CRA Operations Manager and Architect David Corban accepting the award from the staff of the NCDA.

Click Here to view the entire press release.



Effective January 1, 2017 the Emergency Solutions Grant has run out of funds.  We will NOT be accepting any applications until further notice.  We do not expect any new funding until October, 2017.  To be put on a waiting list, please call 239-252-2273.


Final Copy of the FY 15-16 HUD Annual Action Plan

Click Here to review the Final FY 15-16 HUD Annual Action Plan.  Any comments should be directed to Barbetta Hutchinson at


Draft Copy of the FY 17-18 HUD Annual Action Plan

Click Here to review the Final FY 17-18 HUD Annual Action Plan.  Any comments should be directed to Barbetta Hutchinson at





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