Housing and Community Development Department
The 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.
Latest News and Announcements
Information about Disaster Recovery for the 2016 Flood EventsOn 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.
- Presentation: Public Meeting for CDBG-DR16 – May 23, 2017
- Map of 2016 Reported Damage Points
- Learn more about upcoming events: click here.
Amendments to 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation PlanThe Draft Amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are available for public review through Monday, June 12, 2017.
- Draft Amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
- Draft Amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan
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.
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.
Changes to the 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.
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
Tom McCasland, Director
City of Houston Housing and
Community Development Department
601 Sawyer, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77007
PHONE: 832.394.6200 EMAIL: email@example.com