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.

Tom McCaslandAbout the Interim Director
Tom McCasland has over 10 years of progressive policy and general counsel experience with governmental entities and various campaigns, including the Bayou Greenways 2020 project and former mayor Bill White’s gubernatorial campaign, promoting improved quality of life for communities in need. He has spent much of his career working towards the development of safe, livable and walkable neighborhoods with a combined focus on quality of life and fiscal responsibility. McCasland received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Yale Law School, and also holds a master’s degree from Baylor University and bachelor’s degree from Hobe Sound Bible College.

Prior to joining the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, McCasland served as Chief Executive Officer of the Harris County Housing Authority, where he led turnaround efforts for the department. Under his leadership, annual operating expenses were reduced and resources were redirected to assisting extremely low-income working families and fighting veterans’ and children’s homelessness. 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.

Disaster Recovery Home Repair Status Update

* 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

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
To view the 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice go to: www.houstontx.gov/housing/ai-fairhousing.pdf

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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