Neighborhood Renaissance provides a variety of programs to assist Palm Beach County residents who need an affordable home. We recognize that no one program is right for everyone and that there are many different housing needs in the community. Neighborhood Renaissance works to address these needs providing the following programs:
Links to Community Resources:
Boys and Girls Clubs
Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Families First of Palm Beach County
Florida Alliance of CDCs
Housing Leadership Council
Housing and Urban Development
The Lord’s Place
Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Housing and Community Development
Palm Beach County Human Services
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office
Palm Beach County School District
Urban League of Palm Beach County
Village of Wellington
Westgate-Belvedere Homes Community Revitilization Agency
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach Neighborhood Association Directory
Neighborhood Renaissance strives to ensure that every person who obtains a home through our agency has the financial tools to succeed, regardless of whether they own or rent. To empower our residents to reach their individual economic self-sufficiency goals we use a case management approach that includes:
• Individualized credit and budget counseling
• Mortgage financing assistance
• Linkage to matched savings and community programs
• Post-purchase follow-up
Make your appointment today to start achieving your financial goals by calling Christina Hewitt, Housing Manager at (561) 832-6776, extension 104 or provide us with your contact information.
Neighborhood Renaissance’s Lease-Purchase Housing Program is for future first-time buyers who need time to address blemished credit and/or a lack of savings. In this program, we lease with an option to purchase the home while the future owner becomes mortgage ready by working one-on-one with our housing counselor to overcome barriers to homeownership.
To learn more information about the Lease-Purchase Program, please contact Christina Hewitt, Housing Manager at (561) 832-6776, ext. 104 or provide us with your contact information.
The goals of the Neighborhood Renaissance Rental Preservation Program are to save and upgrade existing rental housing and to reclaim vacant/foreclosed properties for permanently affordable housing. Demand for decent and affordable rental housing is high in Palm Beach County due to condo conversions, the number of foreclosed homeowners newly entering the rental market, and the loss of rental properties to foreclosure. The loss of smaller 1 – 4 unit rental properties is troubling for several reasons. These properties are often more affordable than apartments in newer, multi-family developments, which have relatively more amenities. Furthermore, 1- 4 unit rental homes typically accommodate large families that do not fit comfortably into large multi-family complexes.
We have targeted the preservation and upgrading of rental properties for occupancy by low-income working families at risk of becoming homeless and who have the most difficulty finding and keeping decent and affordable housing. We also seek to preserve affordable rental properties with convenient access to public transportation, near job centers and which are located in established neighborhoods. This strategy will help to stem the tide of low-income working families being displaced during the foreclosure crisis and preserve affordable rental homes for the long-term.