Housing and Community Development Department

Public Services

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) Public Services program provides funding to public and nonprofit agencies which offer housing, health and youth services to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Agencies receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds to provide a variety of public service programs.

HCDD’s Public Services activities also encompass the City of Houston’s homelessness initiatives and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. The HOPWA program offers housing options for persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS living on fixed incomes, as well as for those with special needs. The homelessness program funds permanent supportive housing and other activities geared toward Houston’s most vulnerable citizens.

For additional information on these programs, eligibility requirements and funded agencies, please visit Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program and HOPWA


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