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Palm Beach County's Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) administers programs for business development, housing, and community initiatives. This department's mission is:  Changing lives and transforming neighborhoods into balanced communities.

 Important Notices


At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on May 3, 2022, Commissioner Marino presented a proclamation recognizing May 1-7, 2022 as Palm Beach County Small Business Wee​k in Palm Beach County.  Pictured here (l to r):  County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Housing and Economic Development Director Jonathan Brown, Commissioner Maria Marino, Office of Equal Business Opportunity Division Director Tonya Johnson, Housing and Economic Development Division Director Sherry Howard and Assistant County Administrator Dorritt Miller.  

​​PDF format document11-30-2022 NOFA HED.2022.2 - Notice of Funding Recommendations​​

link icon11-28-2022 SHIP Purchase Assistance Program - Pre-notice of Funding

PDF format document11-03-2022 RFP HED.2022.5 Notice of Funding Recommendations

PDF format document11-02-2022 Workforce Housing Orientation Schedule (November 2022-February 2023

link icon11-01-2022 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approves $2.5M for the Improvement of 534 housing residences in Belle Glade​

​ PDF format document10-25-2022 Workforce Housing Orientation Schedule (November 2022 - February 2023)

PDF format document10-25-2022 Public Notice - RFP HED.2022.5 Selection Committee ​​

link icon10-19-2022 Public Notice - Commission on Affordable Housing

link icon​10-08-20​22 Impact Fee Affordable Housing Assistance Program Notice of Funding

PDF format document9-23-2022 RFP HED.2022.4 Multifamily Rental Housing Development Funding Recommendations​​

link icon9-7-2022 RFP HED.2022.5 - Local Government Area of Opportunity Match Funding

link icon8-15-2022 NOFA HED.2022.2 - Very Low Income Rental Housing Development

PDF format document8-10-2022 FY 2022-2023 Action Plan​​ 

link icon7-20-2022 RFP HED.2022.4 - Multifamily Rental Housing Development 

PDF format document7-18-2022 Palm Beach County 2019-2022 LHAP - Amendment #5

link icon6-22-2022 The First Time Homebuyer's Program is no longer accepting new applications.  You can still access current applications at this link.

link icon6-27-2022 RFP HED.2022.3 - SHIP Single Family Development​​

​​link icon5-16-2022 ARPA Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program is no longer accepting new applications.  You can still access current applications at this link.​

link icon5-2-2022 Community Development Week Video​

link iconCOVID-19 Business Disaster Loan Information

link iconRegister Here for the Workforce Housing Program Mandatory Orientation

link iconCongratulations to the CLT of PBC on the Kirk Road CLT Homes Project

link iconLooking for Rental or Utility Assistance?  Click Here

link icon Palm Beach County Housing Summit Subcommittees Reports

PDF format document Contractor's  Qualification Application

Effective April 30, 2014, an exemption from sales and use tax is available for purchases of industrial machinery and equipment used at a fixed location in Florida by an eligible manufacturing business that will manufacture, process, compound, or produce for sale items of tangible personal property.

 Contact Us

Jonathan B. Brown

Housing & Economic Development Director

100 Australian Avenue, 5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL  33406 

Phone: 561-233-3600

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