CRA approves Habitat for Humanity to develop new affordable housing community



CRA approves Habitat for Humanity to develop new affordable housing community

White Coral homeownership project will provide 26 single family homes

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 25, 2024) – The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) 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, Inc. 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. Blvd. 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 (AMI).

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



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.


If left under-resourced, parts of our city risk remaining overlooked, affecting community spirit, and slowing economic growth. This lack of redevelopment doesn’t just impact current residents—it also discourages potential new businesses and families from making our city their home. 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 we’re creating. The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency was created in 1984 by the City of Fort Myers, Florida, under Florida Statute Chapter 163. The Fort Myers City Council members, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners, oversee the Agency’s programs and policies. The Fort Myers CRA office is located at 1400 Jackson Street in the historical downtown River District.



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