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Housing and Community Development Department

Housing Department LogoThe City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) provides the leadership and financing to make affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization happen in Houston. Currently,the Department administers over $100 million annually in various federal, state and local programs. From investing in neighborhood parks, multifamily communities and economic development, to providing first-time homebuyer assistance and funds to serve the homeless, elderly and disabled — HCDD works to improve the quality of life for Houston’s neighborhoods and families.



Neal Rackleff

Neal Rackleff has over 18 years of successful affordable housing, community and economic development experience. As Director of the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department, Rackleff oversees the City's community development activities, including the strategic investment of funds for quality affordable housing, neighborhood facilities, social services and general neighborhood revitalization activities.





Neal Rackleff, Director
City of Houston Housing and
Community Development Department
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, Texas 77251-1562
PHONE: 832.394.6200




Click on the map below to see where we have collaborated on projects with state and federal government agencies, local city departments, nonprofits and private industry in your district.














Fair Housing Forum 2015.

The Fair Housing Forum was held at the Federal Reserve Bank-Houston. The audience (that included local and state government officials, nonprofits, community leaders and citizens) listened to presentations by fair housing experts from various fields. The event was sponsored by the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service and the Greater Houston Fair Housing Center. In addition to the education portion of the program, audience members participated in group discussions to identify barriers to fair housing choice within the City of Houston. View the presentations below.

 Take part in planning for Houston's future.

Houston’s Market Value Analysis

View the presentation by the Reinvestment Fund on the results of the Market Value Analysis conducted to help HCDD analyze Houston’s real estate markets and make data-based decisions on investing our limited funds. To view the presentation click here.