Community Supportive Services

Joshua McKie, MSW

Director of Community Supportive Services

Joshua McKie, MSW Director of Community Services

Joshua joined the HACFM team in January 2 020. He manages the resident services department that houses the Jobs Plus Initiative and related grants that provide supportive services to residents of HACFM. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelors in social work in May of 2020. He went on to acquire his master’s degree in social work from Florida State University in July 2022.

“I hope to help create a new era in public housing in which people do not feel defeated by economic hardship but instead are motivated to pursue a better lifestyle for themselves and their families .” ~ Joshua McKie

HACFM is equipped with a Community Supportive Services Department. The mission of this Department is to provide services that create an environment fostered toward families becoming economically self-sufficient.

The Community Supportive Services (CSS) Center is a one stop shop that provides resources like Financial Literacy, English As A Second Language, Job Training, Basic Computer Training, General Education Development (GED), and much more.

We seek involvement from the highest-quality organizations to provide additional services and resources to our residents. Information pertaining to Housing Authority partnerships, services and resources can be found on HACFM’s Resident Resources page.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers would like more of our residents to become self-sufficient homeowners. We proudly support resident’s transition to independence with the following programs:

Senior Services

Through our Senior Services Coordinator (SSC), HACFM also provides case management and outreach services for our senior and individuals with disabilities who are age 55 or older. The SSC works closely with local no-profits, community and faith-based organizations, and health providers (Family Health Centers, HOPE Healthcare, Sunset Home Health Services, Senior Friendship Centers, etc.) to provide in-home healthcare, preventative care, and chronic disease management services in an effort to assist and aid seniors desiring to live independently in their homes. The SSC also aids with coordinating medical appointments, assisting with Harry Chapin Care and Share application (must be 60 years old), LIHEAP application, Medicaid/Medicare eligibility applications, Food Stamp applications, and recertification, transportation assistance, and socialization activities on and off-site.

Ms. Leida Perez 

Senior Supportive Services Coordinator
Ms. Leida Perez began working with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers in 2021. She came from Puerto Rico in 1987 and graduated from the University of South Florida. Since then, has utilized her experience and skills working  in community outreach. Ms. Perez has over 30 years of experience, and has worked for other agencies such as the Department of Children and Families. She looks forward to serving the Seniors at the Authority, so they can continue to live independantly in their community.  

Ph: (239) 332-3825 

CSS Computer Lab

Lady typing on laptop computerThe HACFM Community Supportive Services Computer Lab formally known as the Neighborhood Network Center (NNC) has been in operation since September 2004. The CSS computer lab continues to be a leading resource center for public housing residents. The computer lab has become our major “place based” center that provides computer access to public housing residents with 12 computers, printer, and internet access. Resources and services are available to meet the human services needs which includes, basic computer training, assist with seeking employment, resume writing, G.E.D Self Pace Program, Adult Basic Literacy Training-by referral, self-paced typing tutorial, and Florida Access. The CSS computer lab resources are available to the community at large.

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