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Hope Begins with a Home

Peek Inside The Project

 Adopt-A-Family CEO, board members and donors with shovels at the site of Third Avenue HomesOn November 15, 2018, the first ceremonial shovel broke ground on what will become Julian Place.
Check back often for updates on our progress!

Construction Updates

November 2020

Third Avenue Homes is officially named Julian Place, a name chosen by the project’s lead donors in honor of their beloved grandson who embodied the spirit of this community.

a peek inside the project nov 2020 image

September 2020

Third Avenue Homes is move-in ready. Adopt-A-Family secured permanent certificates of occupancy for the 14-unit development.

May 2020

The construction team put the finishing touches on Third Avenue Homes. The team striped parking spaces, added landscaping and completed the irrigation for the development.

a peek inside the project may 2020 image

February 2020

The Third Avenue Homes gets painted.

peek inside the project feb 2020 image

September 2019

Third Avenue Homes has officially gone vertical!

Third Avenue Homes construction


August 2019

Water, sewer, and fire lines have been installed, and the prep work to place all overhead utility lines underground was finished as well. The future parking lot was excavated and filled with rock to prepare for the porous concrete drainage system. The completion of all site work and land development has laid a solid foundation for the buildings that will be raised in the coming months. The next phase of construction will focus on the foundations of the three residential buildings and community center. Work on the first building, which will house six families, is well underway (pictured). The construction team poured the first foundation on August 29.

Third Avenue Homes construction on August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019

Third Avenue Homes construction on August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019







July 2019

Watch the video below to see the exciting changes that have occurred between May and June 2019. Construction is still moving along as you will see in the time lapse video. The agency is excited to see the changes that will transpire in the coming months!


June 2019

Third Avenue Home construction in April of 2019

April 2019

Third Avenue Home construction in June of 2019

June 2019

Adopt-A-Family is thrilled to announce that construction on Third Avenue Homes began in April 2019! The project site has been completely cleared, creation of building pads has begun and the parking lot areas have been excavated to allow for drainage improvements as well as underground utility and sewer line placement.  Stuart & Shelby Development has the project slated for completion in the spring of 2020.

The Capital Campaign Committee continues to meet regularly, and agency staff will meet with our partners at Highland Elementary School to refine the programmatic framework of Third Avenue Homes in the coming months.

In The News

Adopt-A-Family opens new housing complex for families in Palm Beach County facing homelessness

November 17, 2020, WPTV

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June 18, 2019, South Florida Weekend                                                                                                                                    

Adopt-A-Family to build 14 Lake Worth homes for homeless families
November 15, 2018, The Sun-Sentinel

New plan could combat homelessness in South Florida
November 12, 2018, WPTV                                                                                                                              

Bill Peterson’s odyssey: From Ken Starr subpoena to aiding the homeless
October 3, 2018, Palm Beach Post

Adopt-A-Family donors give $500,000 for Third Avenue Homes affordable housing unit
August 20, 2018, Sun Sentinel

$1 million gift helps pay for 14 homes coming to Lake Worth by 2020
May 25, 2018, Palm Beach Post