Community Amenities

To foster healthy and robust communities, HCD supports neighborhood amenities such as parks, libraries, health clinics, and community centers.

If you are interested in partnering with HCD to build or renovate a public facility, please see our Current Funding Opportunities page. Information on funding sources and compliance for in-progress projects can be found below.

Examples of Recent Projects

Swiney Community Center
Swiney Community Center

Accessibility Improvements
(Completed April 2019)
Total Cost: $150,000
HCD Contribution: $150,000

Chao Senior Center, Chinese Community Center
Chao Senior Center, Chinese Community Center

(Completed August 2019)
Construction of Chao Senior Care Center, a new adult day care center

Completed August 2019
Total Cost: $6,016,320
HCD Contribution: $1,500,000

Pro-Vision new building
Pro-Vision

Construction of a new building for recreation, classrooms, and theatre space

Completed: August 2019
Total Cost: $8,442,502.29
HCD Contribution: $2,800,000

Milne Elementary Re-SPARK Park
Milne Elementary Re-SPARK Park

Recreation and safety features for elementary school park

Completed: November 2019
Total Cost: $294,400
HCD Contribution: $150,000

H-E-B MacGregor Market
H-E-B MacGregor Market

New Grocery Store with fresh options

Completed: December 2019
Total Cost: $33,862,000
HCD-facilitated funds: $13,862,000 (EDI Grant and Section 108 Loan)

Star of Hope Cornerstone Community
Star of Hope Cornerstone Community

New campus providing housing, services, and meals to women, children and families in need

Completed: May 2019
Total Cost: $64,527,781
HCD-facilitated funds: $800,000 (TIRZ)

Funding Sources

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is provided to the City based on population. We receive CDBG funding annually.
  • Local Bonds: Voters have passed ballot measures that allow the City to borrow to finance projects
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs) are special zones meant to attract investment in specific areas. They set aside taxes from new improvements (tax increments) in order to fund capital improvements.
  • Section 108 Loans are granted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through an open application. This financing program can be used for long-term investments in large projects and is an open application. Download the Application