The West Palm Beach Housing Authority (“Authority”) was established by the City of West Palm Beach in 1938 pursuant to Florida Statute Section 421 and the enactment of the National Housing Act of 1937. The City of West Palm Beach formed the Authority to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to individuals and families with limited financial resources in the area. The Authority began its mission with the construction of Dunbar Village, the oldest public housing development in the State of Florida. To date, the Authority has been operating public housing for over 65 years.
The WPBHA also provides rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program has 2989 units under contract with the WPBHA.