The Neighborhood Services division is responsible for the administration, management and implementation of various Federal, State and local grant-funded programs that benefit the low, very low, and moderate income households living within the designated target area. Emphasis has been directed at the preservation of existing housing units, increasing home ownership opportunities the creation of jobs through economic development activities and providing decent, standard infrastructures throughout the designated target area.
Neighborhood Services staff encourage and develop public/private partnerships with organizations such as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Delray Beach Housing Authority (DBHA), Delray Housing Group (DHG), Delray Beach Community Land Trust (DBCLT), Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach, Delray Beach Community Development Corp. (DBCDC), Achievement Center for Children and Families, Milagro Center, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Urban League of Palm Beach County, Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network and other non-profit organizations.
The City's Neighborhood Association program provides technical assistance to the 152 organized Homeowners Associations, helps organize new associations and provides a variety of special events and projects designed to celebrate and encourage civic involvement.
The division provides services and housing opportunities through various sources: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP), Disaster Recovery Initiatives (DRI), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) Workforce Housing (WFH) Trust, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County and City funds. Below is a list of our programs.
You can apply for any of the programs by completing the following:
Program boundaries are based on funding source:
Our annual reports can be found here:
You may find the following links useful.
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DIVISION
100 NW 1st Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
FERLINE F. MESIDORT
Neighborhood Services Administrator