Our Completed Communities
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HFHPBC) builds communities one house at a time, and along with our community volunteers and sponsors we are proud of the neighborhoods we have created and the 117 families we have served locally over the past twenty-four years.
HFHPBC believes that when a family has the opportunity to pick up a hammer and actually build their own home, their pride in home ownership and their desire to maintain their home and neighborhood is firmly established. This is especially important for the children of Habitat families. Within the communities we have built, the children have gone on to excel academically, graduating high school and, in several instances, receiving college scholarships. Perhaps more important, we consistently see a decrease in the area crime rate.
We welcome you to take a stroll through our communities.
WESTGATE VILLAGE - Project Completed
Westgate Village was the first completed community for HFHPBC. It is located in the Westgate area of West Palm Beach. Completed in less than four years, there are fourteen families living in Westgate Village, which includes twenty-four adults and forty children.
Each home was built for a cost of $80,000 and each family assumed a no-interest, no-profit mortgage from HFHPBC. With principle, property taxes and insurance the average monthly payment is approximately $400 - $600.
HABITAT VILLAGE AT KENNEDY ESTATES - Project Completed
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This true success story has twenty-seven homes, providing housing for approximately 33 adults and 68 children. Built on 5.75 acres, this community has an A-rated school system and easy access to public transport, grocery stores, pharmacies and social service agencies.
The hard costs of the homes are approximately $100,000. Our families pay approximately $550 to $700 per month, including principle, property taxes and insurance.
The Lake Worth CRA Consortium applied for and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Redevelopment (HUD). This funding was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which is better known as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2). Funding was primarily used to purchase, rehabilitate and demolish foreclosed homes within the City of Lake Worth.
The CRA partnered with Habitat and built and or refurbish 36 homes in the Lake Worth area under this plan. The homes were built as "green" energy efficient and built to the stringent standards set forth by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC).