The mission of the West Palm Beach Housing Authority is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to persons and families with limited financial resources and to provide residents with access to programs which will assist them in making the transition to greater financial security.
Public Housing • Section 8 (HCV) • Portable Housing Choice Voucher • Section 8 Veterans Housing Voucher
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 Authority maintains five public housing developments, which collectively contain 712 units and house over 2000 people. The Authority affords residents access to federal and local programs and assists residents in making the transition to greater financial security. Among its goals the Authority helps residents transition to homeownership. The West Palm Beach Housing Authority (WPBHA) is a public agency that was established in 1938 after the original Housing Act of 1937 became law. The WPBHA was established to own, manage, develop and operate low-income housing. Its purpose is to provide assistance to eligible families with decent, safe and sanitary housing. The WPBHA operates the Conventional Housing Program and owns 712 public housing units under this Program, which provides housing for over 5,000 individuals. The WPBHA also provides rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program has 2989 units under contract with the WPBHA.