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.
NOTICE TO HARVEY HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICANTS
The City of Houston and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) continue to work together on an agreement to help homeowners who need assistance with repair, reconstruction, and reimbursement for homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
At this time, the City of Houston will continue assisting homeowners whose repairs and reconstructions were approved by the GLO prior to October 6, 2020. All other repair and reconstruction applications, including those approved after October 6, 2020, will be transferred to the GLO to complete the process.
In addition, the GLO has granted the City of Houston limited funding to provide reimbursements for completed and eligible home repairs paid by a homeowner in excess of past aid the homeowner received from sources including insurance, FEMA, nonprofit assistance, and the Small Business Administration. The deadline for new applications has since passed. Those who submitted their applications prior to December 31, 2020 will continue to be assisted by the City of Houston.
Any questions for HCDD can be directed to our Call Center at 832-393-0550. The GLO’s Homeowner Assistance Program team can be reached at 346-222-4686 or 1-866-317-1998 (toll-free) or at email@example.com. More information about the GLO’s program can be found at recovery.texas.gov/hap/houston .
We appreciate your patience, and we will continue to work hard to ensure a smooth transition of applications to the GLO, so that no one is left behind.
Building a More Equitable City
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.
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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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.
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.
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
HCDD’s Virtual Lunch and Learn sessions offer an interactive platform for knowledge sharing. In this session, Houstonians will learn how the City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utility assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 23, 2021
Contract Compliance Technical Assistance Training
Join our Contract Compliance team for technical training to make sure you are ready to access our online systems for applications, reporting, and other compliance measures. Make sure that you are in compliance with labor standards, hiring, and other workforce measures so that your partnership with the City of Houston can be as beneficial to your business and to residents as possible.
April 20, 2021
Please join HCDD's Contract Compliance team for Virtual Portfolio Compliance Technical Assistance Training, where our experts will go over common problems and concerns relating to portfolio compliance. We will set time to further explain many regulatory citations and help make the compliance process easier for our partners.
April 20, 2021
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.
HCDD Virtual Spring Community Meeting
Please join us for our 2021 Virtual Spring Community Meetings. Due to current health precautions associated with the Coronavirus, we are hosting our meetings virtually, but we will have an interactive presentation and a public hearing to ensure that we receive community feedback during the meeting..
Fair Housing Workshop
For Landlords and Property Managers
The Fair Housing for Landlords & Property Managers Workshop was free and open to all landlords and property managers in Houston and was designed specifically to address landlord rights and responsibilities and questions and around fair housing, assistance animals and reasonable accommodations, evictions during the COVID-19 era, and more.
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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:
2021 Annual Action Plan DraftView in English
Send your comments about the 2021 Annual Action Plan by April 16, 2020. You can comment through the following methods:
Attn: Planning and Grants Management
City of Houston
Housing and Community Development Department 2100 Travis Street, 9th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment November 2020English
2019 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report)English