The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nation-wide temporary eviction moratorium for certain tenants through December 31, 2020. Additionally, the Texas Supreme Court has issued an order in support of the CDC's declared moratorium. If you need help, call the Eviction Defense Coalition Hotline: 713-982-7340.
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.
Rental Assistance is still available for Houston residents who have missed payments in August or previous months due to COVID19. Each applicant can receive up to $2,112 of rental assistance, which will be allocated based on applicant need and vulnerability. To learn more, download the flyer below (available in six languages) or refer to the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.
COVID-19 Evicition Moratorium
The CDC has issued a moratorium on evictions that applies to vulnerable renters nationwide. Learn if you are qualified and what to do if you are. HCDD has prepared helpful tip sheets and downloadable copies of the declaration in six languages. Visit the landing page for more information and to download these resources to share with your friends and family.
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:
Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program
Virtual Information Sessions for Real Estate Professionals
Free courses held each month to cover:
- Property Review
- Closing Process
Seating is limited. This class is meant for real estate professionals, not applicants.
Technical Assistance Training
Vendors and contractors are invited to join experts from our Contract Compliance team for technical assistance trainings! These short sessions will walk through all the technical steps to our compliance regulations, so you know what to expect. Join us November 10 at https://bit.ly/2Gb2Kd6 for these sessions:
Pre-Award with Lakesha Tates
Section 3 with Tiffany Wyatt
MWSBE with Aldwin Foster-Retting
Pay or Play with Jesse Ortiz
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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: