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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Disaster Recovery - Hurricane Harvey

Need help with recovery from Hurricane Harvey? Please visit recovery.houstontx.gov or call 832-393-0550.

Help Us Plan for Your Future!
We are developing five-year strategies that will guide approximately $250 million in housing and community development funding for programs and services that support low- and moderate-income Houstonians. Your input is essential to develop goals and prioritize actions that will best use Federal grant funding to meet community needs over the next five years.  Learn more.

Join us at the Fall Open House and Public Hearings to tell us about your housing and community development priorities and to give input on the development of the upcoming 5-year strategic plans.

Location Date
Emancipation Community Center
3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00 pm
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Drive, Houston, TX 77074
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 pm

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Comment Period for Draft 2018 CAPER

At the close of each program year, the City uses its CAPER to inform the public on how entitlement funds have been expended. It evaluates the City’s performance in carrying out the identified goals in the annual Action Plan.

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).