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 Disaster Recovery for the 2015 Memorial Day and October Flood Events

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, HCDD will host a public meeting to present and receive comments on the additional $20,532,000 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Memorial Day and October 2015 flood events. The hearing will be held at the Leonel J. Castillo Community Center, 210 South Street, Houston, TX 77009 from 6-8 p.m.

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.

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