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The City of West Palm Beach is committed to racial equity and is partnering with the Florida Housing Coalition to invest in Black homeownership as a participant of Closing the Gap, a Florida Housing Coalition Center for Racial Equity program.

This 24-month program provides the opportunity for the city to embark on efforts to close the racial gap in homeownership by revealing historical patterns of discrimination that may lead to racial inequalities. As of 2020, the homeownership rate for Black residents in West Palm Beach is still much lower than white homeownership rates at 40.3% compared to 56.7%. As a participant of Closing the Gap the city will identify and implement strategies to reduce these racial disparities in homeownership.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION...

Engage through our various outreach tools below including:

Stories: Black homeowners/homebuyers, use this space to share experiences about the home purchase process.

Places: Black homeowners, engage here to help us track home purchasing patterns across several decades.

Polling: All residents and stakeholders, engage here to help us identify primary barriers to Black homeownership.

Survey: Black homebuyers, engage using this tool if you are looking to purchase a home in the near future.

Your input is invaluable as it will inform strategy selection for Closing the Gap.

Click "subscribe" to follow the project for information and updates.

Note:

As a participant of Closing the Gap, the city has committed to reducing racial disparities in homeownership and must collect data specific to the Black population for these purposes. While the city has pledged its commitment to equality in homeownership, all housing programs administered by the city and any funds allocated in relation to such programs will comply with all federal, state, and local fair housing, civil rights, and nondiscrimination laws and requirements, including the Fair Housing Act.

The City of West Palm Beach is committed to racial equity and is partnering with the Florida Housing Coalition to invest in Black homeownership as a participant of Closing the Gap, a Florida Housing Coalition Center for Racial Equity program.

This 24-month program provides the opportunity for the city to embark on efforts to close the racial gap in homeownership by revealing historical patterns of discrimination that may lead to racial inequalities. As of 2020, the homeownership rate for Black residents in West Palm Beach is still much lower than white homeownership rates at 40.3% compared to 56.7%. As a participant of Closing the Gap the city will identify and implement strategies to reduce these racial disparities in homeownership.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION...

Engage through our various outreach tools below including:

Stories: Black homeowners/homebuyers, use this space to share experiences about the home purchase process.

Places: Black homeowners, engage here to help us track home purchasing patterns across several decades.

Polling: All residents and stakeholders, engage here to help us identify primary barriers to Black homeownership.

Survey: Black homebuyers, engage using this tool if you are looking to purchase a home in the near future.

Your input is invaluable as it will inform strategy selection for Closing the Gap.

Click "subscribe" to follow the project for information and updates.

Note:

As a participant of Closing the Gap, the city has committed to reducing racial disparities in homeownership and must collect data specific to the Black population for these purposes. While the city has pledged its commitment to equality in homeownership, all housing programs administered by the city and any funds allocated in relation to such programs will comply with all federal, state, and local fair housing, civil rights, and nondiscrimination laws and requirements, including the Fair Housing Act.

Tell us your story...

To properly understand the history of Black homeownership in West Palm Beach, it is important for us to hear your story.  We encourage Black homeowners or prospective homebuyers in West Palm Beach to join the conversation by sharing your home purchase experience.  You are welcome to share whether you were successful in closing on your home, or you started the purchase process, and were unable to close. In this space you can tell your story through written or video form, however you choose to bring us into your experience.  We want to hear all about your successes in purchasing a home and your challenges throughout the process. Please tell us about:

  • your experiences working with housing partners (Realtors, lenders, title companies, etc)
  • your access to homebuyer education programs or counseling
  • barriers faced during the process or discriminatory practices encountered

Your story will be visible to the public.  If you would like to share your story privately, please send via email to benoit@flhousing.org.

    

Thank you for sharing your story with us. 

Your input is invaluable as it will inform strategy selection for Closing the Gap.

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