Delray CRA Helps Fund Atlantic High Eagle Nest Program

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Staff report

The Delray Community Redevelopment Agency will provide $50,000 to the Eagle Nest Program in 2019.

The Atlantic High School Construction Academy Program prepares students for college and for employment in the construction industry by providing the hands-on skills necessary to enter home-building, general contracting and related industries.

The program allows high school students to build a single family home from beginning to end and provides students an understanding of all aspects of the building construction industry.

Once the home is complete, it is sold to an income-qualified buyer through the city’s Purchase Assistance Program.

The CRA has previously participated in three Eagle Nest projects by providing construction loans for materials and necessary subcontractor work.

Eagle Nest I is located at 46 NW 12th Ave. and Eagle Nest II is located at 232 NW 8th Ave. (houses completed and funding repaid). Eagle Nest III located at 108 NW 12th Ave. is completed and in the process of being sold to an income eligible family.