Housing and Community Development

Consolidated and Annual Action Plans




2013 Annual Action Plan






What’s New:





The Housing and Community Development Department Is Surveying Your Community’s Needs. Attend the Public Hearing for the Federal Entitlement Grants – For details review the attached flyer and share with family and friends.



!Díganos cuales son las Necesidades de su Comunidad!

El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario (HCDD) está realizando una Encuesta Acerca de las Necesidades de su Comunidad. Asista a la Audiencia Pública para las Concesiones Federales por Derecho - Para detalles revise el volante adjunto y comparta con su familia y amigos.




2012 Annual Action Plan



What’s New:



2011 Annual Action Plan





The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) receives four major entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants are used to carry out the programs of the Housing and Community Development Department. The grants received from the federal government are:


  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Principal source of federal funding for localities to improve the physical, social and economic conditions in their low and moderate-income communities.
  • Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) - Provides funding for the development of standard affordable housing. HOME also encourages the development and capacity building of community development housing organizations (CHDOs) to create and manage affordable housing.
  • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) - Funds supportive services for homeless individuals and operating assistance for shelters serving the homeless.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) - Provides funding for housing for low-income persons and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Economic Development Initiative Grant (EDI) - Awarded to the City of Houston to be used in conjunction with Section 108 Loan Guarantee Authority funds for economic development and housing assistance in the Enhanced Enterprise Community.


As part of its responsibility in administering these federal programs, HCDD develops the Consolidated Plan and prepares an annual update known as the Consolidated Annual Plan as required by HUD. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive assessment of community development needs for the long and short-term, and outlines strategies for addressing the identified needs. The Consolidated Plan serves as the single grant application for the four major entitlement grants - CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA. Citizen participation is required by HUD and is solicited throughout the planning process.



Grants and Consolidated Annual Plan Archive


Page last updated 07/09/2013