Come Celebrate Model Block

The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in partnership with the City of Boynton Beach, and Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) are pleased to announce a public ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of  NW 11th Avenue and a groundbreaking ceremony on two new Habitat homes for the Model Block project on Thursday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m.

The ceremonies will take place on NW 11th Avenue between Seacrest and NW 1st Street. Parking will be available at the Carolyn Sims Center 225 NW 12th Ave, Boynton Beach.

The Boynton Beach CRA and the City of Boynton Beach have collaborated on the land acquisition, for the construction of for-sale single-family homes and roadway improvements for the Model Block project since 2012. Located within the Heart of Boynton District and the Poinciana Gardens neighborhood, between NW 10th and NW 11th Avenues, the Model Block project consists of the development of 16 new single-family homes, seven (7) of which have been completed, and infrastructure improvements within the NW 11th Avenue right-of-way. The total cost of the NW 11th Avenue project is approximately $475,000. 

HFHSPBC received a $75,000 grant from the Boynton Beach CRA to help fund the 501(c) (3) organization’s comprehensive Increasing the Quality of Life Program, designed to create new and maintain existing affordable housing. HFHSPBC will also provide educational opportunities to prospective homeowners and community residents within the CRA area.  Additionally, through its Project Uplift Program, HFHSPBC will build five new and affordable three-bedroom, two-bath homes within the CRA area for which the nonprofit will provide zero-interest mortgages to qualified, hard-working, low-income future Habitat homebuyers. Supporting the belief that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities, the affiliate of the global nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity International, provides a transformational “hand-up, never a hand-out” by bringing municipalities and their CRAs, corporate partners and people together to build homes, community, and hope in South Palm Beach County. To fulfill its mission, HFHSPBC depends upon volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, materials, services and property. For information about Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) contact Bonnie S. Kaye with Kaye Communications, Inc. or 561-392-5166.