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 homes 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.

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Long-Term Recovery from Harvey Community Meetings

With more than $1 billion in housing recovery allocated to Houston, the City is seeking community input on priorities for long-term recovery efforts from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. HCDD is partnering with community groups on a series of upcoming meetings. These events will be a chance for residents to receive information about short-term recovery programs, learn about the process for long-term recovery, and give input about what types of housing recovery activities they want to see in their communities.

See the following list for a schedule of meetings. Check back often for updates.

Long-Term Recovery Community Meetings

Date Partner Location Address Time
05/19/18 Texas Organizing Project Harris County AFL-CIO 2506 Sutherland Street
77023
3-5 p.m.
05/23/18 Texas Organizing Project Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center 6402 Market Street
77020
6-8 p.m.
05/26/18 FIEL Houston FIEL Houston 6610 Harwin Drive
77036
10 a.m.-Noon
05/29/18 Texas Organizing Project Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery Rd.
77091
6:30-8:30 p.m.
06/02/18 Texas Organizing Project Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church 7701 Jutland Rd.
77033
2:30-4:30 p.m.
06/02/18 Texas Organizing Project Northeast Multi-Service Center 9720 Spaulding Street
77016
Noon-2 p.m.
06/06/18 AARP Texas AARP Teletownhall (English) Register at: https://access.live/AARP-TX-6 7-8 p.m.
06/07/18 AARP Texas and Univision AARP Teletownhall (Español) Register at: https://access.live/AARP-TX-7 7-8 p.m.
06/07/18 Texas Organizing Project Southwest Multi-Service Center 6400 High Star Drive
77074
6-8 p.m.
06/12/18 Kashmere Gardens Super Neighborhood Council #52 Kashmere Multi-Service Center 4802 Lockwood Drive,
77026
6-8 p.m.
06/13/18 Council Member Davis - District B, Council Member Gallegos - District I, Pleasantville Super Neighborhood #57, and Clinton Park Tri-Community Super Neighborhood #59 Judson Robinson, Sr. Community Center 1422 Ledwicke Street,
77029
6-8 p.m.
06/14/18 Council Member Stardig - District A Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Rd.,
77055
6:30-8:30 p.m.
06/16/18 Council Member Boykins - District D San Jacinto College, South Campus 13735 Beamer Rd., 77089, Building 12 – Interactive Learning,  Kaleidoscope Room (S12.101) 10-11:30 a.m.
06/18/18 Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC) Blackshear Elementary School 2900 Holman Street,
77004
6-8 p.m.
06/19/18 Council Member Martin - District E St. Stephen Presbyterian Church 2217 Theta Street,
77034
6:30-8:30 p.m.
06/20/18 Council Member Castex-Tatum - District K Westbury High School 11911 Chimney Rock Rd.,
77035
6:30-8:30 p.m.
06/21/18 East Houston Civic Association East Houston Civic Club Meeting 7418 East Houston Rd.
77028
6:30-8:30 p.m.
06/23/18 Council Member Travis - District G Tallowood Baptist Church 555 Tallowood Road,
77024
10 a.m.-Noon
06/28/18 BakerRipley BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Campus 6500 Rookin Street, 77074
Room: Chase Opportunity Center C113/C127
6-8 p.m.

Can't make any of the meetings? You can fill out an online survey about your disaster recovery experience, needs and priorities at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/HoustonHarveyRecovery.

Puede Ud. llenar una encuesta sobre las necesidades de la comunidad en curso causadas por el huracan Harvey, sus experiencias y necesidades, para ayudar al HCDD en el desarrollo de estrategias a largo plazo https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/HarveyRecoveryEsp


Draft Local Action Plan Available for Public Comment

The City of Houston will receive $1,155,119,250 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for assisting in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. To receive this funding, the City must submit a local action plan to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), which will be incorporated into the State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1 as a substantial amendment. This local action plan is prescribed by the GLO and includes a local needs assessment, budget, program descriptions, and expenditure timelines for the City’s expected allocation of CDBG-DR funds. The draft local action plan is available for review and public comment from Thursday, June 7, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. Public comments may be submitted by email to: Fatima.Wajahat@houstontx.gov or by mail: HCDD, ATTN: Fatima Wajahat, 601 Sawyer, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77007.

  • Click here to view the Local Action Plan Summary
  • Click here to view the entire Draft Local Action Plan (Public comment period ends June 24, 2018)

HCDD Hurricane Harvey Response

As Houstonians work to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flood waters, HCDD has been at the center of the response and recovery efforts. Since opening the George R. Brown as a shelter for over 10,000 flood survivors at its peak of occupancy, we have remained committed to helping our friends and neighbors move beyond the storm.

HCDD’s disaster recovery assistance includes:

  • Working with FEMA, Houston Endowment, Harris County, Coalition for the Homeless, Houston Housing Authority, New Hope Housing and other local partners, to identify and fund at least six months of rent in apartments and college dormitory-style housing for residents leaving the Red Cross shelters
  • Coordinating with other city departments and Lone Star Legal Aid to resolve lease and habitability concerns between landlords and tenants in multifamily communities impacted by flooding

For the comprehensive list of Harvery resources visit HoustonRecovers.org and Harvey Housing Assistance.


Latest News and Announcements

Home Repair Scams

Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams are common, especially following a major storm, flood, or other weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their houses. The Office of the Attorney General of Texas offers the following links for reporting home repair scams and choosing contractors.


HCDD Hurricane Harvey Response

As Houstonians work to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flood waters, HCDD has been at the center of the response and recovery efforts. Since opening the George R. Brown as a shelter for over 10,000 flood survivors at its peak of occupancy, we have remained committed to helping our friends and neighbors move beyond the storm.

HCDD’s disaster recovery assistance includes:

  • Working with FEMA, Houston Endowment, Harris County, Coalition for the Homeless, Houston Housing Authority, New Hope Housing and other local partners, to identify and fund at least six months of rent in apartments and college dormitory-style housing for residents leaving the Red Cross shelters
  • Coordinating with other city departments and Lone Star Legal Aid to resolve lease and habitability concerns between landlords and tenants in multifamily communities impacted by flooding

For the comprehensive list of Harvery resources visit HoustonRecovers.org and Harvey Housing Assistance.


Latest News and Announcements

Home Repair Scams

Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams are common, especially following a major storm, flood, or other weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their houses. The Office of the Attorney General of Texas offers the following links for reporting home repair scams and choosing contractors.


SAY YES to Quality Homes for All Incomes, In All Areas!

To increase awareness of the need for affordable home development in Houston, HCDD has launched an outreach campaign entitled “Can I Be Your Neighbor?”. The campaign aims to create a well-informed community discourse through targeted educational presentations and informational materials. “Can I Be Your Neighbor” is intended to decrease misconceptions and opposition to affordable home development and promote quality homes for all incomes in all areas of Houston. To learn more about this campaign visit www.houstontx.gov/housing/SayYes.

We invite you to take a survey to give us your views on affordable homes in Houston (click here for survey link).

New Streamlined Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP)

The City's Homebuyer Assistance Program has recently been revised with new guidelines and increased financial assistance. This program provides funds to approved applicants to assist in paying down payment, closing costs, and principal buydown on their home purchase. Visit our Homebuyer Assistance Program for full details and a list of FAQ's.

MWSBE and Section 3 Applications

Are you interested in becoming a Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBE) or Section 3 vendor with the City of Houston? Click on one of the links below to get started.