Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA)


NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE BUILDERS Thank you for your interest in this program and development in the City of Houston. To increase opportunities for development in Houston, there are ongoing discussions with Housing Community Development Department to expand LARA's capacity for development of affordable housing in our community. LARA is placing a temporary hold on all lots in its inventory. Once THE NEW programs are finalized, we will release the hold on all lots that will not be included in those programs. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact Yvonne Cantu at 832-393-0940 or yvonne.cantu@houstontx.gov for more information.

The Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) is a 13-member board appointed by the Mayor, City Council, Harris County and the Houston Independent School District. The LARA Authority is organized for the purpose of aiding, assisting and acting on behalf of the City in the performance of its governmental functions to promote the common good and general welfare of the City and in undertaking and completing one or more projects, as may be defined or determined by the City Council of the City.

In particular, such projects shall include, without limitation, the acquisition, assemblage, management, marketing, development and disposition of properties that have been acquired by taxing authorities through foreclosure of delinquent ad valorem taxes, including the redevelopment of such properties.  

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