Hurricane Preparedness

The Housing and Community Development Department is working to better equip our community with hurricane preparedness information. We are looking to partner with organizations to organize and execute community outreach programs that will effectively reach historically underserved populations and share important resilience information.

Programming should take place at the neighborhood level and increase awareness about several topics:

  • What to do to prepare for a hurricane
  • What to do in the immediate aftermath of a disaster
  • What resources are available to residents impacted by flooding
  • Fair housing resources and information

With your help, we can better prepare our City’s residents for hurricane season.

Who Should Apply?

Organizations with established relationships to historically underserved communities and the capacity to effectively execute outreach and education programs.


In their applications, organizations will share a plan for conducting outreach activities. Selected organizations will then carry out their plans and will be reimbursed when agreed upon activities are completed.

Key Dates

May 17, 2021
Applications available online

May 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Grant Introduction Workshop
Watch Recording

May 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
Fair Housing 101 Workshop Session 1*

June 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fair Housing 101 Workshop Session 2*

June 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
Fair Housing 101 Workshop Session 3*

June 16, 2021
Applications Due
All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST.

June 21 – 25, 2021
Grants Awarded (Estimated)

June 28 – July 2, 2021
Virtual Orientation for Selected Consultants (Estimated)

November 5, 2021
Completion of All Work
(Close Out Report Due to HCDD)

*All applicants must attend at least one of the Fair Housing 101 Workshops Sessions to qualify.

Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Disaster preparedness educational resources, information and resources

Flood Safety

Flood safety and preparedness tips and resources

Hurricane Safety

Hurricane preparedness, safety, and recovery resources

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation coordination for Houston residents

Texas Hurricane Center

Resources for before, during, and after a hurricane

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

Voluntary free registry for Texans who require additional assistance during an emergency event due to a disability, functional and/or access need or lack of transportation for evacuation

Alert Houston

Delivers critical emergency alerts to Houston residents regarding current conditions, expected impacts, and protective actions

Ready Houston – Neighborhood Ready

Communication and planning guides to help ensure individuals and neighborhoods are prepared to assist each other in the event of a disaster

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects individuals and families from discrimination in the sale, rental, financing or advertising of housing based on their race, color, religion, family status, national origin, sex, or disability. HCDD is committed to promoting fair housing and providing quality affordable homes in all neighborhoods. To learn more, please visit our Fair Housing page. For specific questions or concerns about fair housing or landlord/tenant relations, please contact Yolanda Guess-Jeffries at (832) 394-6308.

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