Letter From the CEO

staff-shirleyWelcome to the Delray Beach Housing Authority!

The Delray Beach Housing Authority is dedicated to improving the quality of life for low and moderate income families by guaranteeing safe, quality housing.  We are able to fulfill this mission by focusing on five guiding principles:

1. Quality is our Priority
2. Residents are our main focus
3. Resident Participation in decision-making is vital
4. Team work is critical
5. Integrity is never compromised.

In 2004 we embarked on a long term plan that included the revitalization of our only Public Housing community, formerly known as Carver Estates.  As a result of Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, we were forced to relocate existing residents and finally demolish the units in 2008. This demolition included the Housing Authority’s administrative offices.

On March 31, 2017 we moved to our permanent administrative office space after more than 10 years of leasing.   The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening was held June 1, 2017.  We will now settle in and continue the work which we have been proudly doing since our creation – providing affordable housing for those who need it.

Through a partnership with a private developer and the non-profit Delray Housing Group, we completed the construction of the Villas at Village Square, 144 units of affordable housing for families in 2015.  Currently under construction are 84 units of housing for persons 62 and older (The Courts at Village Square) with completion scheduled for August 2017.  These two developments are located on the site of our former Public Housing Development.  In our effort to preserve affordable housing, we recently acquired through a Public Private partnership, Lake Delray Apartments, a 404-unit property that is currently being modernized with new kitchen cabinets, flooring, bathroom upgrades, elevators and much more.

More development is to come as we do our part in eliminating the shortage of affordable housing within the City of Delray Beach.   These are exciting times for the Delray Beach Housing Authority and its non-profit Delray Housing Group. We invite you to keep up with our progress through this website.  We will periodically post updates and welcome your input; tell us what you think and how well we are carrying out our mission.

Stay tuned as we re-invent ourselves into a premier property management and Development Company focused on affordable housing!


Shirley Erazo