REPORT EVICTION VIOLATIONS, FRAUD OR OTHER CONCERNS WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE
The City of Houston and Harris County are working hard to distribute funding for rental and utility assistance as quickly as possible.
If your landlord continues to evict you after you have received assistance, violates the program in any other way or if you have other fraud concerns, please report them through this form .
Thank you for your assistance. Should you have any other concerns or complaints, please call us at 832-393-0550 or submit a letter in writing to:City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
2100 Travis St, 9th floor,
Houston TX 77002.
Texas Winter Storm Resources
Please spread the word about resources relating to this year's Winter Storm. Our department has prepared a one-pager of select resources that can be downloaded, printed, and shared widely, available in both English and Spanish. If your home was damaged during the winter storm, you can now apply for assistance on home repairs. Complete the Connective Home Repair Application to get started.
Building a More Equitable City
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
2021 Fair Housing & Hurricane Season Preparedness/Resilience Outreach
Help inform your community about fair housing rights and hurricane preparedness by applying for our latest outreach grant. An introductory workshop will be held May 27, and all applicants must then attend a Fair Housing 101 Workshop held at the department. Learn more about these upcoming virtual workshops and how to apply to help keep your neighbors informed, at the links below.
HCDD Housing Advocates Collective
Advocates working in housing, community development, and disaster recovery are invited to join us for the first Housing Advocates Collective meeting of 2021! We will be hosting conversations about specific programs and projects within our departments and hope to hear your questions, comments, ideas, and more! Join us online:
Call in number: 936-755-1521 | Conference ID: 537-251-421#
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Join us for our upcoming Lunch & Learn, where we welcome members of the public for a free virtual workshop focusing on one of the City's initiatives. This month, we'll be discussing hurricane preparedness and how you and your loved ones can take resiliency steps to avoid negative impacts of a storm.
June 18, 2021
360 Road to Homeownership Series
Our newest series of workshops, the 360 Road to Homeownership Series, will be a set of virtual information sessions discussing the steps to take to prepare for buying your first home. Join us for all four of our workshops on different topics, where we'll be answering question in real time to those on the line. If you miss a session, recordings will be available online.
Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program
2021 Resident Workshops
The Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program is now offering virtual information sessions for residents interested in applying for up to $30,000 in assistance to purchase a first home. This month, residents can attend either of two dates. Click the date of interest below to register and find more information.
New Homes for the Near Northside!
If you live or work in the Near Northside, we invite you to participate in a community engagement process to help decide the vision for two new communities of single-family homes. Participate using our virtual input-gathering tools on Social Pinpoint, or join us for open houses in the community to discuss these new developments. Share your input by June 25, 2021, to be included in our wrap-up meeting. Learn more about the options at our project website!
Your Housing Story
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department is looking for families to be the face of a new community campaign about fair housing in Houston. Simply tell us about yourself in the survey, and we will select a cross-section of households for our advertising campaign! If selected, a professional photographer and interview team will come to your home to conduct a photoshoot with your family and to learn about your story.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nation-wide eviction moratorium that applies to vulnerable renters through June 30, 2021. Learn if you are qualified and what to do if you are, with helpful tip sheets and downloadable copies of the declaration in six languages. Even if you don't qualify, you can share these resources with others to help us #KeepHoustonHoused .
Visit our landing page for more information. If you need immediate help or legal assistance, call the Eviction Defense Coalition Hotline at 713-982-7340.
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.
Numbers to call:
HCDD 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.
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What We're Doing
The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) 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: