October 14, 2021
Hartwood at Briarwest Welcomes 120 Households at Grand Opening in West Houston
City’s Harvey Multifamily Program continues to provide new homes in all areas of the city
Hartwood at Briarwest, a community of 120 apartment homes in West Houston near the Energy Corridor, celebrated its grand opening on October 14, 2021. This development, completed through the City of Houston’s Harvey Multifamily Program, provides affordable homes for working families, seniors, and veterans.
“Hartwood at Briarwest is the first multifamily development financed by the City in District G during my term,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “This development shows my commitment to ensuring access to affordable housing across the city. The area is known for its good quality schools and amenities nearby, and these residents will be able to enjoy these features for decades to come here at Hartwood at Briarwest.”
One hundred of the 120 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment units at Hartwood at Briarwest will be designated for low- to moderate-income households. The apartment community will also include a club room, swimming pool, fitness, craft room, and a business and learning center with library. Nearby amenities include access to public transportation, childcare, grocery and pharmacy, recreation, and civic and educational institutions. The schools in the area are highly rated by the Texas Education Agency.
The Harvey Multifamily Program not only replaces homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey but also adds to the supply of homes that will be safe from future storms at rental rates that are manageable for low- and moderate-income renters. A two-person household with annual income of $19,000 would pay less than $400 monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment; a four-person household with annual income of $47,500 would pay less than $1000 monthly rent for a two-bedroom.
The program, which began accepting applications for developments in early 2019, is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and overseen by the Texas General Land Office.
The total cost of Hartwood at Briarwest is approximately $23.3 million, $2.5 million of which is provided by the Harvey Multifamily Program. Most of the other funding is provided through tax credits and private lenders. For additional information on Hartwood at Briarwest, visit https://www.hartwoodbriarwest.com/home.
For additional information on the developments funded through Houston’s Harvey Multifamily Program, please see recovery.houstontx.gov/multifamily.
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCDD) makes long-term investments to improve the lives of Houston residents by creating opportunities for every Houstonian to have a home they can afford in a community where they can thrive. Our department will invest approximately $450 million in federal, state, and local funds this fiscal year to construct and maintain affordable homes, reduce barriers to homeownership, support the work of social service providers, build public amenities, and facilitate disaster recovery efforts. Learn more about programs and resources for Houstonians at www.houstontx.gov/housing.