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Eviction Intervention Assistance

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide an additional $13 million in eviction intervention assistance to families that are in active eviction, due to unpaid rent resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in active eviction, visit to apply. The general Emergency Rental Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications.

Virtual Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours

We are now holding our weekly Community Office Hours virtually! From 1pm-4pm every Wednesday, you can call in and be connected to program representatives. They will be able to answer questions, give status updates, and more.

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COVID Response

COVID-19 Response

HCD continues to take steps to keep our employees and residents safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to our office will have their temperatures taken when arriving and will be required to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing. When possible, we are encouraging everyone to find virtual ways to submit documents and hold meetings.

Fair Housing Workshop

Fair Housing Workshop for Landlords & Property Managers

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) will host an online training for landlords and property managers to address questions and concerns around housing providers' responsibilities under local and federal fair housing laws.

October 5
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

NOFA Applications Open

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) NOFA Applications is now open, and the application deadline is October 11, 2022, at 3pm. A recording of the pre-proposal conference and all other required information is available below

Stella Link & Cityscape Pre-Proposal Conference

Stella Link & Cityscape Pre-Proposal Conference

Join us and learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Stella Link and Cityscape! The Pre-Proposal Conference will cover both NOFAs’ submission procedures, scoring criteria, compliance and more! We will also take questions from attendees. NOFA proposal submission is not a requirement to attend

Building Families Strengthening Communities

Building Families Strengthening Communities

The Building Communities and Strengthening Families series of workshops that are aligned to keep communities connected to valuable resources and discover tools for building developmental relationships and enhancing their family’s strengths.

Live, virtual workshops on the
4th Monday of every month!

Near Northside

New Homes for the Near Northside Community Recap

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) hopes you will join us as we recap the last year, provide an updated development timeline and answer your questions.

Housing Advocates

Section 3 Mobile Certification

The Section 3 certification is now mobile! Have our team certify your workers onsite today!

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What We're Doing

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) works to create opportunities for all Houstonians to have access to safe homes that they can afford in communities where they can thrive. Our department works closely with service providers and developers across the city to improve quality of life for Houston residents. Full details of our strategies and proposals can be found in regularly published reports:

Plans & Reports

2021 CAPER

The Draft 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public comment until September 17, 2021.

Public comments may be submitted

A summary of comments received will be included in the final CAPER and will be posted to the HCDD website, upon submission to HUD.

Amended 2021 Annual Action Allocation Plan - July 2022

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Final 2022 Annual Action Plan

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan - July 2021

Upcoming Events

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