Reclaiming the Dream


Over 300+ vacant and blighted properties exist within the Communities of West Lakes. Without access to capital to purchase or improve homes, household units gradually fell into disrepair, and many become abandoned. In West Lakes, the Board of West Lakes Partnership decided to act to address this issue as it affects single family homes in the neighborhood.  

West Lakes Partnership, Inc. is a community development organization created and led by West Lakes residents to help ensure the vision of a thriving community. Our key priorities include single family housing stabilization, improving the neighborhood curb appeal, and economic empowerment.

The “Reclaiming the Dream” project is intended to help stabilize and revitalize the West Lakes neighborhoods by reclaiming sub-standard houses, remodeling them, and returning them to the market as high quality, move-in ready, affordable housing available for qualified low-to-moderate income home-buyers.

The remodel will include updated, energy-efficient kitchen appliances, water-efficient toilets and showers, low energy windows, upgraded flooring, paint, exterior cosmetic upgrades, and any repairs necessary to bring the house up to code and modern standards. These homes will not be a part of a community land trust.

For information and an application, please call WLP at (407) 955-4243 or email: