Housing & Community Development Overview


 

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

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 announces the availability of approximately $380,000 for the Home Purchase Assistance Program. The program will provide assistance to eligible low-income households to cover some of the costs of homeownership such as down payment and closing costs. Download the NOFA for more information.

Applications will be available beginning Monday, August 15, 2016, online at http://wpb.org/housing and in person at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 401 Clematis Street, 3rd Floor, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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.