Housing and Community Development Department

Press Release

The Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program Awards $20M to Nonprofit Housing Developers to Create Up to 14 Affordable Apartment Communities

HOUSTON – The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) will select up to 14 developments to receive funding as Round 1 of the Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program. This program creates and rehabilitates small (2-7 unit) rental communities and helps build capacity and experience for local nonprofit developers to help build Houston’s overall ability to provide quality, affordable homes for community members. Funding for the Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of disaster relief efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

This funding will provide $20,470,326 to create 86 new homes for Houston renters. Proposals were scored based on including organizational capacity, cost efficiency, location, community factors, and how well the development will serve existing City of Houston priorities. Successful developments also provide services for special needs populations, access to local transit and high-ranked schools, and help develop priority areas such as the Mayor’s Complete Communities. The list of awarded developments can be viewed in full below.

The five newly announced projects utilize 4% housing tax credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) along with other funding sources. These developments will contain resilient building features and contribute to an equitable recovery process that will provide affordable, quality homes for up to 40 years. More details on each of these proposals can be viewed in the table below.

Development Developer Total Units Council Dist. Notes Recommended Award[i]
Rawley Rental Cottages Fifth Ward CRC 6 B Located within TIRZ 18 $1,116,800
Sidney Palms HBDi 4 D Located in OST S Union $633,250
The Berry Center Heart of Houston CDC 6 B Located in the Sunnyside CC $953,199
Hampton Street Townhomes Houston Area Urban CDC 6   B Located in the Acres Home CC $1,225,500
Orchards at Hull-Calhoun Neighborhood Recovery CDC 7 D Located within TIRZ 7 $1,339,860
Old Spanish Trail Apartments SBP, Inc. 7 D Located within TIRZ 7 $1,476,746
Tabor Street Homes SBP, Inc. 7 H Areas experiencing high rental costs $1,418,246
The Cottages at Chaney Lane The Village Learning Center 6 E Supportive Housing $2,000,000
Project Row House Preservation Webster Block Homes 7 D Located within Third Ward CC $1,461,360
Row House CDC Francis I 7 D Located within Third Ward CC $1,546,310
Fulton at James Avenue CDC 5 H Located in Near Northside CC $1,652,917
232 Dipping Ln Avenue CDC 4 H Located in Northline $1,310,270
Chew Street Rental Homes Fifth Ward CRC 7 B Located in TIRZ 18 $1,531,650
Brandon St. Homes Neighborhood Recovery CDC 7 D Located within TIRZ 26 $1,339,860
Total Round 1   86     $20,470,326

[i] Amounts reflect the original application amount and are subject to revision during HCD underwriting. Allocations may vary at the time of presentation to City Council.

Information about this round of funding rounds of funding can be found at recovery.houstontx.gov .