Housing and Community Development Department
The 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.
About the Director
Neal Rackleff has over 20 years of successful affordable housing, community and economic development experience. As Director of the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department, Rackleff oversees the City's community development activities, including the strategic investment of funds for quality affordable housing, neighborhood facilities, social services and general neighborhood revitalization activities.
Prior to joining the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, Rackleff practiced law at the firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP, specializing in community and economic development, affordable housing, and municipal and public law. Rackleff represented nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit entities in financing and revitalization activities. Read More ...
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, 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 graphs below.
* While the amount of Disaster Recovery Round 2 funds will be enough for approximately 275 homes, HCDD anticipates using other funding sources to address at least 330 homes.
Latest News and Announcements
2016 Annual Action Plan
- Presentation from the two fall public hearings in support of the development of the 2016 Annual Action Plan
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
To view the 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice click here.
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.
Key HCDD Services
Housing Dept. Links
- Housing Dept. Home Page
- About the Director
- Communications / Press Releases
- Compliance and Monitoring
- Consolidated and Annual Action Plans / CAPERs / Analysis of Impediments
- Contact Us / Helpful Phone Numbers
- Economic Development
- Fair Housing
- Housing Resource and Data Center
- Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA)
- Public / Legal Notices
- RFP's, Applications and Downloads
Neal Rackleff, Director
City of Houston Housing and
Community Development Department
601 Sawyer, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77007
PHONE: 832.394.6200 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org