A city where everyone has a home they can afford, in a community where they can thrive.
The mission of the Housing and Community Development Department is to make investments that serve Houstonians’ housing needs and build a more equitable city by creating safe, resilient homes, and vibrant, healthy communities.
Our department’s values:
2018 Key Facts
The Department was founded in July 1989 under Mayor Kathy Whitmire. Director Keith W. Bynam was appointed in March 2022 as the Department’s 9th Director.
Total resources available in FY18.
of HCD budgets comes from federal sources.
Amount allocated for HCD's Hurricane Harvey Recovery efforts.
What We Do
to build new homes and fix existing homes for renters and homeowners.
opportunities for Houstonians to realize the dream of homeownership.
neighborhood amenities that support strong communities.
Houstonians who don’t have stable housing or who are experiencing homelessness.
recovery resources to transform the city and make our recovery last beyond the next storm.
affordability for homes and communities for the long term.
in a national conversation about the affordable housing crisis.
Our Annual Report gives an overview of our major accomplishments across our divisions, along with a summary of our finances.