City Upgrading Homes, Improving Neighborhood

New “Paint, Plant and Pave” Grants to Fix Up Homes Free of Charge

Dozens of local families will see their homes get new paint jobs, see cracked driveways get fixed and see new landscaping added to beautify their neighborhood—all as part of the City of West Palm Beach’s new “Paint, Plant and Pave” grant program.

City officials kicked off the program at the home of William and Lucille Washington.  The Washingtons have lived in their home for more than forty years, and were even married on the property.  The program will give their home a fresh coat of paint and add landscaping to their yard.

“For a family like the Washingtons, this program couldn’t come at a better time,” said Mayor Lois J. Frankel.  “This will bring some much-needed help to an area in need of redevelopment.”

The program provides homeowners in an area of the City with up to $6,000 in grant money to make improvements to the exterior of their home.  “Paint, Plant and Pave” is part of the Community Redevelopment Agency’s efforts to revitalize the Greater Northwest area of the City.  So far 35 families are signed up for the program and the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency plans to recruit dozens more.  The CRA has committed up to $330,000 dollars to the “Paint, Plant and Pave” program.

To be eligible for the grant, homeowners must live in a single-family home in the area that is targeted for redevelopment that is north of Banyan Boulevard, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and between the F.E.C. and the C.S.X. railroad tracks. 

Check out some great photos of the program kcik-off on the City’s Facebook page!