Housing Seminar set for Jan. 23 in Belle Glade

022215-met-pbg-house-repair-04Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay will host a seminar for homeowners and local contractors from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Palm Beach County Public Library Belle Glade Branch, at 725 NW 4th St. in Belle Glade.

The event will provide information about low-interest rate loans for home improvement projects. Financing is available at below market-rates and homeowners with poor and limited credit history are eligible to apply. Local contractors also are invited to learn more about how these financing programs can help their businesses:

Programs:

  • *U.S. Department of Energy low-interest rate loans to for energy efficiency improvements.
  • The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund, which provides low-interest rate options for improvements. Call (772) 468-1818.
  • Contractor recruitment for SELF. Approved local contractors can use SELF financing options.
  • Job training programs available from the building trades.

PBC Human Services to participate in housing discussion

Palm Beach County’s Department of Human Services will participate in a discussion Thursday morning about the county’s housing needs.

County officials are expected to join others in real estate, finance and non-profits to look for ways to address the number of people in the county who struggle to pay for housing or have no housing.

The discussion is scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Public Safety Building on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus, located at 4200 S. Congress Avenue.