Housing and Community Development

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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 dollars 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.


Key Housing and Community Development Services


Key Services


Click on one of the above buttons for more information Disaster Recovery Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Home Repair Programs Homebuyer Assistance Program Public Facilities Public Services Homelessness Multifamily Housing Communities

Housing Dept Quick Fact

Did you know?
HCDD provides funding for the construction and rehabilitation of multifamily communities throughout the City. Over the past five years, the Department has invested in the construction of
9,837 quality, affordable units that help stabilize neighborhoods and encourage growth.


Projects in Your District   Latest News and Announcements

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.


Projects in District

2014 Annual Action Plan now available for view.



About the Director


Neal Rackleff


Neal Rackleff has over 17 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.




Contact the Department


Neal Rackleff, Director
City of Houston Housing and
Community Development Department
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, Texas 77251-1562
PHONE: 713.868.8300

TTY/TDD: 713.864.2734

EMAIL: hcdd@houstontx.gov


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