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Housing & Community Development Overview


The City of West Palm Beach’s Department of Housing and Community Development’s works to assure quality of life for its residents through the development of housing, social, and economic opportunities. The Department is committed to high standards of customer service in the administration and delivery of programs that are collaborative, innovative, and sustainable.

There are many programs to help both individuals as well as businesses.  From help buying your home to help fixing your home, the Department of Housing and Community Development may be able to assist you.

If you are looking to buy a new home, check out our listings of properties for sale.

Are you a business owner looking to improve your business?  There may be a program that can help you.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) also provides a host of social services through the City's Vickers House.

New Town Homes for sale!
HCD has partnered with Oakton Preserve town homes to provide a valuable incentive opportunity for the purchase of new construction homes located in the western part of the City. Income eligible buyers may qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance with closing cost paid by the seller.

The Real Change Movement is a partnership between the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach. The program focuses on raising awareness about the issues of homelessness and generating new funds to help make a difference.

Visit Development Incentives for information on incentives for the development of affordable, attainable, and workforce housing.

Notice of Funding Availability

The City of West Palm Beach is making funding available beginning November 7, 2016, for a Residential Rehabilitation Program and a Housing Stabilization Program. For more information, download the NOFA.

The City of West Palm Beach is making funding available beginning March 9, 2016, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Serving Our Seniors (S.O.S.) Program. SOS is designed to provide temporary assistance for critical needs to low income elderly residents in the City of West Palm Beach. The Program will assist seniors in the event of an emergency and/or financial hardship. Assistance will be in the form of a one-time emergency grant not to exceed $600.00 in order to provide resources such as: 
§    Utility assistance;
§    Medical prescription assistance; 
§    Emergency dental assistance;
§    Handicapped accessibility

All recipients receiving assistance must comply with established criteria for the use of CDBG Program funds pursuant to the governing regulations of the Code of Federal Regulations under 24 CFR 570.201(E)- Public Service. The program meets the CDBG Limited Clientele National Objective as defined by 24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i). Applications will be available beginning March 9, 2016, online at http://wpb.org/Departments/Housing-Community-Development/Vickers-House/Get-Help and at the Vickers House locations at 811 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and 3801 Georgia Ave.