Delray Beach CRA Census

The Importance of the 2020 Census

While it might feel like we have enough on our plates with the coronavirus, upcoming election, schools starting (or starting at home), and businesses opening back up, it’s important to consider just one more big focus: the 2020 Census. Sure, it might seem like it’s just another form to fill out that shares your personal…

Delray Beach CRA Office

Origin of the CRA

Thankfully for us, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a current fixture in the day-to-day and long-term operations of the City, but how and when did it come about? The Delray CRA was established in 1985 by the City Commission to aid in eliminating blight in the City and guide the City in…

Delray Restaurant Month

Delray Restaurant Month

Takeout in Style during Delray Restaurant Month Sure, the pandemic has changed nearly all of our summer plans and City-wide events, but at least we can take a little breather knowing that we’re slowly but surely getting back to a little bit of normalcy this month. Instead of the usual Delray Beach Restaurant Week that…

Computer Workstation showing Delray Beach CRA Facebook

How to Safely Show Our Local Businesses Some Love

With news of mom-and-pop shops, small business, longstanding businesses and everything in between shutting down nationwide due to coronavirus restrictions, it’s more important now than ever to support local. While you might be wary of going to your favorite breakfast spot, getting your nails done, or buying your vitamins from your favorite health food store,…

Southwest Neighborhoods Construction Projects

While it seems that many aspects of life have slowed down during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no stopping the growth and improvements in Delray Beach. One of the most recent projects to gain traction is the collaboration between The City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency to provide much-needed improvements to…

DJ Lee of the Delray Beach CRA

Meet DJ: Property Project Manager

For about four years, DJ Lee worked in code enforcement handling citations and working with community members who were fixing their houses. But, the opportunity came up for him to “switch sides” and, now as the property project manager for the CRA, he works to help people find houses. “There’s a lot of positive change…

Reemployment Assistance Benefits Help from the CRA

States across the country have been inundated with roughly 26 million unemployment applications ever since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year. Needless to say, this has not only wreaked havoc on community members who have lost their job and are in need of reemployment assistance, but has also delayed the filing, reviewing and receiving…

Corey Isle is Underway!

A project that helps our community members and the City as a whole is officially underway, and the excitement is building for all involved. The Corey Isle housing project was designed as a way to provide affordable housing for families in Delray who are looking for a permanent home to call their own, and is…