Plans and Reports to HUD
Most of our work is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD requires certain plans and reports to ensure that our work meets federal standards.
The amount of these grants, called “entitlement grants” is determined by Houston’s population. As many of our programs are funded through these sources, we produce regular plans and reports to explain our processes and outcomes.
HCD receives four HUD grants on an annual basis:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant (HOPWA)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The most up-to-date versions of these documents can be found here:
|Plan or Report||Description||Last Published||Next Due||Most Recent Document|
|Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)||Review of public and private policies, practices and procedures for possible barriers to fair housing choice. Serves as the basis for fair housing planning.||2020||2025||View|
|Consolidated Plan (Con Plan)||5-year strategic plan that identifies long-term goals and objectives for improving housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and quality of life for low- and moderate-income Houstonians. Developed with an extensive public participation process.||2020||2025||View|
|Annual Action Plan||Annual update to the Consolidated Plan. Provides a summary of actions, activities, and programs that will take place during the program year to address the priority needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. Also includes annual allocations and budgets.||2023||2024||
|Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)||Our year-end report on how entitlement funds have been spent. Evaluates the City’s performance in carrying out the goals in the annual Action Plan.||2021||2022||View|
|Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)||Strategy for public participation that incorporates citizen input into the planning, implementation, coordination and assessment of HCD’s projects and activities.||2020||TBD||View|
Each of these documents is created through a public process, allowing for comments from the public on all drafts and amendments. This information is published regularly in newspapers and on our website in our Public Notices archive. Information is gathered through a series of public hearing events. You can find the last several Public Hearings on our YouTube channel .
After federally-declared disasters, Houston may receive special appropriations under the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. For this information, see our Disaster Recovery page.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
The City of Houston was also granted two rounds of funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which aims to address foreclosures, increase homeownership, expand home affordability, and remove blight. HCD has used these funds to acquire and rehabilitate single family and multifamily properties, with a focus on providing homes to low- and moderate-income residents.
For the first round of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (referred to as NSP1), the City was awarded $13.5 million. The third round of the program (referred to as NSP3) added $3.4 million to this amount.
We record our progress and expenditures for this program in quarterly reports, which can be viewed in the table below.
|7/17/2009||Round 1||NSP1 Documents|
|10/1/2012||Round 1||NSP1 Amendments|
|3/1/2011||Round 3||Proposed Action Plan|
Reports from Previous Years
Annual Action Plan
Annual update to the Consolidated Plan. Provides a summary of actions, activities, and programs that will take place during the program year to address the priority needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. Also includes annual allocations and budgets.
Public hearings are held twice annually to help guide and review each of our annual action plans. Find materials from these events below.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
HCD's year-end report on how entitlement funds have been spent. Evaluates the City’s performance in carrying out the goals in the annual Action Plan.
See also: past End of Year Assessment Letters
Long-Term Strategic Plans: ConPlan, AI, and Citizen Participation Plan
5-year strategic plan that identifies long-term goals and objectives for improving housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and quality of life for low- and moderate-income Houstonians. Developed with an extensive public participation process.
Analysis of Impediments
Review of public and private policies, practices and procedures for possible barriers to fair housing choice. Serves as the basis for fair housing planning.
To help residents understand the Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the department developed a toolkit that provides easy summary materials.
Download in: English / Español / Vietnamese / Urdu / Arabic / Chinese
Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)
Strategy for public participation that incorporates citizen input into the planning, implementation, coordination and assessment of HCD’s projects and activities.