About HOPE VI
The HOPE VI Program was developed as a result of recommendations by National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing, which was charged with proposing a National Action Plan to eradicate severely distressed public housing.
The Commission recommended revitalization in three general areas: physical improvements, management improvements, and social and community services to address resident needs.
In October 2005, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers was awarded a $20 million dollar HOPE VI Grant to demolish and rebuild the Michigan Court/Flossie Riley public housing developments. Our plans for the newly created Renaissance Preserve community are exciting and will unfold over the next five years. We are charged with completing the largest affordable housing development project in the history of Southwest Florida. Two of the most important goals for the HACFM Board of Commissioners, Staff and our HOPE VI Developers are building quality affordable housing and insuring the involvement of minority contractors in the reconstruction of our neighborhoods and homeownership site. We look forward to the future of revitalized community and the continued support of our residents and the surrounding community. Please review the pages in this section for the latest updates and site plans.