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Housing & Community Development Overview


Are you ready to buy a house?
Home Purchase Assistance
can help you!

Welcome to the City's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). HCD strives to improve the quality of life of City residents through the development of housing, social, and economic opportunities.

Public Notice July 15, 2017
HCD is accepting public comments on its 2017/18 Action Plan. The City Commission meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on July 31, 2017.

Public Notice June 24, 2017
HCD is hosting a community meeting at City Hall to engage the general public and private stakeholders in the development of its 2017/18 Action Plan. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on July 12, 2017.

Substantial Amendment 1 received City Commission approval on June 19, 2017.

Home Purchase Assistance funding is now available!
HCD will provide assistance to eligible households buying a home within City limits to cover some of the down payment and closing costs.

Residential Rehabilitation funding is now available!
HCD may pay for the repairs of items that compromise the life, health, and/or safety of households located within City limits.

Interested in buying a new Townhome?
HCD has partnered with Oakton Preserve to provide a valuable incentive opportunity for the purchase of new construction town houses 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.

City owned properties for sale.
Browse the updated list of City owned properties available for purchase or donation to eligible nonprofit organizations.

Looking for social services?
HCD provides a host of social services through Vickers House.

Have you discovered an orange parking meter?
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.

Interested in developing property in West Palm Beach?
Visit Development Incentives for information on incentives for the development of affordable, attainable, and workforce housing.