New Home Development Program

The City of Houston works with community partners to create new, high-quality single-family homes for residents that can be purchased at affordable prices. Most of our work is achieved through the New Home Development Program. This partnership with the Houston Land Bank and Houston Community Land Trust helps build individual homes in key neighborhoods across Houston. Select projects are also taken on to create new master-planned communities and homes.

Questions about the program?
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Do I qualify?

A homebuyer must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
  • Be willing to live in the home as a primary residence for an affordability period
  • Complete an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Course
  • Be able to obtain a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for the home

How Do I purchase one of these homes?

Traditional Purchase Option

In this option, you purchase a newly developed home at a reduced price from a subsidy, based on the home price. This program option is administered by the Houston Land Bank.

Information on the constructed homes can be found by calling 281-655-4600 or by emailing info@houstonlandbank.org.

If you are a developer looking to help build affordable homes, please see the Residential Contractors page for current and upcoming contracting opportunities.

New Home Development Program Lots

This map shows the locations of homes in the City of Houston that are available for purchase. These homes can be purchased through the Houston Land Bank, as detailed above.

Availability of homes is subject to change.


Recent Developments

Towne Park Village

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Towne Park Village

Key Facts

  • Average lot size: 5,200 square feet
  • Starting home price: $160,000-200,000
  • No Municipal Utility District (MUD) fees or special property taxes
  • Deed restricted

Address:

7778 West Little York Road
Houston, Texas 77016

Towne Park Village is a 36.04-acre master-planned community that will include 173 single-family homes, a proposed daycare center, and several open green spaces. Towne Park will take design cues from traditional Houston neighborhoods such as Montrose and the Museum District. Homes, streets, and parks will be connected to make the community walkable and human-centric.

The developer of Towne Park Village is Towne Park Development, and homes are built and sold through two companies. Information for purchasing these homes can be found on their sites:


Questions about the program?