Public Housing

Dunbar Village was a 246-unit public housing community located in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is named after the late 19th- and early 20th-century poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. The community was built from 1939 to 1940 for African Americans. Constructed shortly after the passage of the Housing Act of 1937, the community was one of the first public housing projects in the State of Florida.

Landmark Development was selected by the West Palm Beach Housing Authority to redevelop the property. All tenants had to be relocated and the original property was demolished. The new development was completed in three phases named Paul Laurence Dunbar, Silver Palm Place and Royal Palm Place totaling 344 units. This new development will be a game changer for the City of West Palm Beach and the tenants of the former Dunbar Village.

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