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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.

SHIP Annual Reports are now available!
Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075(10), HCD has prepared its Annual Performance Reports for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program for fiscal years 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17.

Public Service funding is now available!
HCD is accepting proposals from qualified organizations for the purpose of providing public service activities for the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Approximately $140,000.00 of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is allocated under this RFP.

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.