Deputy Secretary Todman visits Hurricane Impacted Fort Myers, FL

[Deputy Secretary Todman surveys damage in Fort Myers, FL after Hurricane Ian.]
Deputy Secretary Todman surveys damage in Fort Myers, FL after Hurricane Ian.

On October 21, 2022, Deputy Secretary Todman travelled to Fort Myers, FL to tour areas damaged by Hurricane Ian. The Deputy Secretary was joined by Miami Field Office Director Luis M. Rolle, Fort Myers Mayor Kevin B. Anderson, and the Housing Authority of the City of Ft. Myers (HACFM) Executive Director Marcia Davis. Mayor Anderson briefed the Deputy Secretary on the storm's local impact and joined her as they toured the city.

Together, they visited Lee Mental Health, a 20-unit property assisted through HUD's Section 202 (disabled occupancy) program, and the Lee County Emergency Operations Center. At the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, the Deputy Secretary met with first responder agencies and emergency relief organizations.

Executive Director Marcia Davis escorted the Deputy Secretary to Southward Village. During the storm, with residents, and assured them that all available resources would be provided to help them recover from the storm. Southward Village is one of the HACFM's largest and oldest properties with 200 families. Southward Village is slated for redevelopment and is included in a $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Award. The transformed Southward Village will include 375 new mixed-income apartments, of which 159 will be for Southward Village residents. The neighborhood transformation will help the people in the neighborhood with increased access to services, economic opportunities, and healthy foods.


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