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.
Disaster Recovery - Hurricane Harvey
Need help with recovery from Hurricane Harvey? Please visit recovery.houstontx.gov or call 832-393-0550.
Draft Guidelines for Proposed Programs: Hurricane Harvey
The City of Houston will receive $1,175,954,338 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for assisting in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. To receive this funding, the City submitted guidelines to the Texas General Land Office for approval.HoAP and HRSR Guidelines:
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP) (revised 10.30.18)
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Harvey Recovery Small Rental (HRSR) Program (revised 10.30.18)
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Harvey Single-Family Development (HSFD) Program
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program (HBAP) Guidelines.
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Disaster Recovery (DR-17) Multifamily Rental Program
Public Services Guidelines:
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the Disaster Recovery Public Services Program Guidelines
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Single-Family Home Development Guidelines:
- Click here to view the draft guidelines about the CHDO Single-Family Home Development Program Guidelines
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.
We invite you to take a survey to give us your views on affordable homes in Houston (click here for survey link).
New Streamlined 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.