The National Association of Counties award HED the 2021 Achievement Award for workforce housing ​DHES logo
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

link iconCOVID-19 Business Disaster Loan Information

link icon12-13-2021 ARPA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program Notice

link icon11-12-2021 DRAFT Affordable Housing Incentives Review and Recommendations Report 2021

link iconRegister Here for the Workforce Housing Program Mandatory Orientation

link iconThe Mortgage Assistance, Purchase Assistance, Emergency Repair Foreclosure Prevention and Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Programs are no longer accepting new applications.  Please click here for access to current and on-going assistance applications.

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

link iconFY 2021-2022 Action Plan

link icon 2-12-2021 Impact Fee Affordable Housing Program Notice of Funding  

link iconLooking for Rental or Utility Assistance?  Click Here

link icon Check Out Palm Beach County’s Opportunity Zone Website

PDF format document12-14-2021 FY 2020-2021 Draft CAPER Presentation

PDF format document 11-30-18 Triennial Affordable Housing Incentives Review and Recommendations Report, 2018

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.
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 Contact Us

​Jonathan B. Brown

Housing & Economic Development Director

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

Phone: 561-233-3600

 Opportunity Zone & Urban Job Tax Credit

Opportunity Zone & Urban Job Tax Credit:

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