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.

HCDD Building Homes for Houstonians
In September 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, causing extensive damage in some parts of Houston. Despite numerous obstacles, the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) has worked diligently to repair and restore damaged homes. Using Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HCDD has already provided the following assistance to Houstonians:

Disaster Recovery Round 1 - Completed

   283      Persons Received Downpayment Assistance to Buy New Home

2,448      Multifamily Units Renovated

   219      Single-Family Homes Completed

2,950      Houston Family Impacted by Hurricane Ike Have Been Assisted 

We are currently deploying Round 2 of Disaster Recovery funds from HUD. Round 2 includes the construction or renovation of 1,088 multifamily housing units and 275 single-family homes. Follow our progress on the single-family homes with the graph below.


Latest News and Announcements

Changes to the 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.

Action Plan for Disaster Recovery - 2015 Flood Events

Projects in Your District
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.

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