Treasury Division

The Treasury Division is responsible for managing the City’s investment portfolio in accordance with state law and the City’s investment policy. Fitch Ratings as awarded the City’s general investment portfolio its highest rating, AAA. The Treasury Division is also responsible for overseeing a debt program of approximately $14 billion. The City has multiple general obligation commercial paper programs with total authorization of $725 million. The current issuance capacity of the commercial paper program is $725 million which is supported by credit facilities or line credit. More ...

Disclaimer Report

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Debt Transparency Report

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December 2018

The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code §140.008, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year. The City of Houston has posted its Debt Transparency Report that displays Houston’s individual outstanding debt obligations for General Obligation, Airport System, Consolidated Rental Car Special Facility, Special Facilities, Convention & Entertainment Facilities, and Combined Utility System. This report is dated as of June 30th 2018. Read the Debt Transparency Report (.pdf)

Investor Conference

Investor Conference

The conference welcomes investors (nationally or globally) to listen to presentations on financial status, entertainment showcases, and investing opportunities (upcoming bonds) for the City of Houston, all-in-all to promote Houston all together. Presenters at the conference are Rodeo Houston, Houston Combined Utility System, Houston Airport, Houston General Obligation, Houston Convention and Entertainment, METRO, Harris County, Houston Independent School District, and many more ...

This Investor Conference is intended to provide information about the City of Houston (“Houston”) to current and prospective investors only. The presentations during the conference does not constitute an offer or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security.

Why Purchase City Municipal Bonds?

Why Purchase City of Houston Municipal Bonds?

Municipal bonds have been essential to Houston’s growth. I am not sure most of the people who back them—the taxpayers—know the true value of municipal bonds. In short, bonds have allowed the City of Houston to accommodate all the new citizens in our city, over a quarter million moving here from other U.S. towns and cities just in the last decade. Our public schools, streets, water system, sewer system, airports, mass transit and the many public amenities for citizens—parks, libraries, health clinics—are all made possible by tax revenue and bonds. And it’s been that way for most American cities for the past 100 years.

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2.31 Million

Population

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Aa3 / AA / AA

Credit Ratings

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$14 Billion

Bonds Outstanding