- Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013 05:00
The 2008 recession slammed Lake Worth hard. At one point, nearly four in 10 downtown homes were in foreclosure.
Now those same neighborhoods are filled with new or rehabilitated houses, inhabited by grateful low- and middle-income families who will make the structures, and the neighborhoods, their home.
The success story is the work of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Consortium. This month, the growth management watchdog 1000 Friends of Florida presented the group its “Community Steward Award.”