The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nation-wide eviction moratorium that applies to vulnerable renters through January 31, 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.
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.
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 Economic Development Program
Dream Fund Program NOFA Pre-Proposal Conference
Watch our Pre-Proposal Conference for the Harvey Economic Development Program's first NOFA, which is seeking a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to operate as a partner in administering funds for the program’s Dream Fund. This program will help small construction-industry businesses recover from the disproportionate economic impact that has resulted from Hurricane Harvey.
Read more about this NOFA and its requirements at bit.ly/NOFA-NovEDP .
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.
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.
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:
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Our first virtual Lunch and Learn workshop of 2021 will be held on January 21st! This quarter, we will be providing information and answering questions about our homeownership programs, including our Homebuyer Assistance options. Register now to reserve your spot:
January 21st, 2021
Virtual Fall Community Meeting
Each year, we hold community meetings and receive public input to create our annual action plan and help direct about $45 in federally granted funds towards the needs of Houstonians. We are seeking your input now! Watch materials from our November public hearings, read about the annual action plan, and submit public comments on our 2021 Annual Action Plan landing page.
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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: