Building a More Equitable City

The best place to find information about government funding and programs for affordable, safe homes in Houston.

National Homeownership Month

National Homeownership Month

Celebrate National Homeownership Month with HCD! Learn how our programs are empowering Houstonians. We're committed to building vibrant communities through sustainable housing.

Stella Link NOFA

CDBG DR 17 Stella Link NOFA

The City of Houston, Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) seeks applications from qualified for-profit and nonprofit developers to build single-family homes that serve eligible low-to moderate income (LMI) Homebuyers. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to design, construct, market, and sell new single-family homes on a specific site selected by the City. Applications will be reviewed, underwritten, and scored to select one Applicant based on a predetermined set of criteria outlined in the NOFA.

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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What We Do

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.


Renters Assisted


Homeowners Reimbursed


Homes Reconstructed


Homebuyers Assisted


Affordable Rental units Constructed


Rental units Under Construction


Residents Served


Latest Plans and Notices

2024 Annual Action Plan

2022 Caper

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

Upcoming Events

Our Partners

Monica Lamb Powell
Principal Owner
Houston Plumbing and Gas, LLC

Basketball legend and Principal Owner of Houston Plumbing and Gas, LLC Monica Lamb Powell, shares her inspiring insights on the parallels between basketball and the housing and plumbing sector. Drawing from her rich history in sports, she highlights the importance of hard work, teamwork, and women's empowerment. She also discusses the significance of partnerships, diversity, and inclusion, as well as her commitment to creating legacy-building opportunities for others.

Allison Booker Brooks
Chief Program Officer
Northwest Assistance Ministries

Allison Booker Brooks, the Chief Program Officer at Northwest Assistance Ministries, shares insights into her passion, leadership, and the hurdles she has faced in her career. She also discusses the significant impact her organization has on the community through a diverse array of services.

Aileen Mayberry
Heart of Houston, CDC

Heart of Houston, CDC President/CEO, Aileen Mayberry enlightens us on the importance of affordable housing, community development, partnerships, inclusivity, and her experience in working in the housing sector as a woman.

Greg Williams
Honesty Construction Group

Greg Williams, the Principal at Honesty Construction Group, shared his insights during a candid discussion about the daily experiences of working in the construction sector. He elaborated on his role in positively impacting lives through building and repairing homes, as well as his dedication to assisting those in need.

Helen Callier
Permit Us Now

In a captivating one-on-one interview, Helen Callier, President of Permit Us Now, reveals how her firm is transforming the construction landscape with premier permit expediting services, while also championing women's empowerment and ensuring projects start smoothly. Advocating for diversity and forging strategic partnerships, she not only promotes women's empowerment but also elevates her company as a beacon of innovation and efficiency. Callier's path from the inception of Permit Us Now to becoming an industry trailblazer exemplifies her dedication to overcoming obstacles and turning construction challenges into victories, inspiring a new era of women leaders.

Rev. Leslie Smith II
Change Happens CDC

A dream transformed into a vibrant reality. We had the delightful opportunity to engage in an exclusive interview with the CEO of Change Happens CDC, Rev. Leslie Smith II. During our conversation, we explored his inspiring dreams, his fervent passion, and his remarkable journey through the realm of community development and planning.

Stanley Phill
Founder/Executive Director
A Caring Safe Place

We recently sat down with Stanley Phill, Founder/Executive Director of A Caring Safe Place, to discuss his life, ministry, and incredible journey. His organization provides services that stabilize, improve, and transform the lives of vulnerable individuals and families.