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.


Apply Now to Become a Fair Housing Ambassador!

Are you interested in combatting housing discrimination and giving a voice to your community? Fair Housing Ambassadors lead community engagement activities and gather input to inform Houston’s fair housing plans.

  • VOLUNTEER FAIR HOUSING AMBASSADORS are community members and organizations with an interest in finding solutions for community issues around housing choice and fair housing. They are committed to educate the public and document input about fair housing issues. This is a volunteer position. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis through July 31, 2019.

  • SPONSORED FAIR HOUSING AMBASSADORS are organizations that have a track record of community outreach and engagement, especially in communities with protected classes or other vulnerable populations. These organizations are eligible for a grant up to $5,000 for eligible engagement expenses. Deadline Extended! Applications are now due July 17, 2019.


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.

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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).