Building a More Equitable City
Eviction Intervention Assistance
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide an additional $13 million in eviction intervention assistance to families that are in active eviction, due to unpaid rent resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in active eviction, visit houstonharrishelp.org to apply. The general Emergency Rental Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications.
Please spread the word about resources relating to this year's Winter Storm. Our department has prepared a one-pager of select resources that can be downloaded, printed, and shared widely, available in both English and Spanish. If your home was damaged during the winter storm, you can now apply for assistance on home repairs. Complete the Connective Home Repair Application to get started.
Virtual Office Hours
We are now holding our weekly Community Office Hours virtually! From 1pm-4pm every Wednesday, you can call in and be connected to program representatives. They will be able to answer questions, give status updates, and more.
Numbers to call:
HCDD continues to take steps to keep our employees and residents safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to our office will have their temperatures taken when arriving and will be required to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing. When possible, we are encouraging everyone to find virtual ways to submit documents and hold meetings.
Technical Assistance Trainings
Please join us for Contract Compliance Virtual Technical Assistance training which will offer an interactive platform for knowledge sharing. This training session will focus on Pre-award, Section 3, MWBE, and Pay or Play.
Technical Assistance Trainings
Please join us for Contract Compliance Virtual Portfolio Compliance Technical Assistance Training which will effectively address problems that are common concerns with supported regulatory citations for further explanation.
Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program
2022 Resident Workshops
If you are looking to buy your first home, the Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program offers virtual information sessions for residents interested in applying for up to $30,000 in assistance! This month, there are two dates to choose from. Click your preferred date below to find more information and register.
The City of Houston and Harris County are working hard to distribute funding for rental and utility assistance as quickly as possible.
If your landlord continues to evict you after you have received assistance, violates the program in any other way or if you have other fraud concerns, please report them through this form .
Thank you for your assistance. Should you have any other concerns or complaints, please call us at 832-393-0550 or submit a letter in writing to:City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
2100 Travis St, 9th floor,
Houston TX 77002.
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What We're Doing
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) works to create opportunities for all Houstonians to have access to safe homes that they can afford in communities where they can thrive. Our department works closely with service providers and developers across the city to improve quality of life for Houston residents. Full details of our strategies and proposals can be found in regularly published reports: