Residential Contractors

The City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department oversees programs that design, build, and rehabilitate homes. We work with builders to complete this work.

Many of the below opportunities are being offered to an existing pool of builders who have signed contracts with the City. If your organization does not have an existing contract with the Housing and Community Development Department, you can submit a Request for Qualifications during open windows to begin working with us.

Please note that funding opportunities related to Hurricane Harvey recovery can be found at .

Contractor Opportunities

Active programs that require builders include:

Program Name Last Updated Guidelines
New Home Development Program 17-Jul-2018 View Program Guidelines
Single Family Home Repair Program 22-Oct-2019 View Program Guidelines
Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) 13-Feb-2019 View Program Guidelines
Harvey Single Family Development Program 30-Jun-2019 View Program Guidelines
Draft - For Public Review Only
Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program 12-May-2020 View Program Guidelines

Home Repair Bid Documents

Approved Contractor's Pool Only:

Document Name Bid No. Program Area View
1117 Cost Estimate CDBG 25 Home Repair View
S67-T26361 Notice of Award Home Repair View
Minimum Reconstruction Specifications Home Repair View
Tier III Reconstruction Bid Sheet Home Repair View
Soft and Hard Costs Worksheet Home Repair View

All contractor opportunities are listed according to property and program and are updated regularly. For examples of previous work, please refer to our Current Funding Opportunities.


Vital Partners

Some of the funding available for projects comes from Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) funding. TIRZs are designated areas that fund capital improvements within their boundaries, using tax revenue. There are 27 TIRZs within the City of Houston. Eight of these TIRZs contribute a third of the money they raise to build affordable units. TIRZ funds make up most of the local funding that HCDD receives.

The Houston Land Bank Logo

The Houston Land Bank buys vacant or tax-delinquent lots to help develop them, often into affordable homes.

Houston Community Land Trust Logo

The New Home Development Program is a partnership with the Houston Land Bank and the Houston Community Land Trust . The Houston Community Land Trust is a nonprofit, community-based organization that buys and leases land to keep homes affordable for the long-term.

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