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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Latest News and Announcements

Information about the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Grant and Section 108 Loan Guarantees

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, HCDD hosted a public hearing about adding the activity of “acquisition” to the allowable activities for the EDI grant and Section 108 Loan Guarantees. The hearing was held at the West End Multi-Service Center, 170 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007 from 6-7 p.m.

Information about Disaster Recovery for the 2016 Flood Events

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, HCDD hosted a public meeting about Harris County’s Method of Distribution for the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program funds for the 2016 flood events.

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).

New Streamlined 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.

Market Value Analysis Report

The Market Value Analysis (MVA) supports evidence-based decision making for public, private and nonprofit entities. The MVA describes housing market conditions empowering agencies to be strategic about the allocation of limited resources. To read the full report, click on the link below.

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.

Districts Map