Building a More Equitable City
Eviction Intervention Assistance
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide an additional $13 million in eviction intervention assistance to families that are in active eviction, due to unpaid rent resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in active eviction, visit houstonharrishelp.org to apply. The general Emergency Rental Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications.
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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HCD 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.
HCDD Housing Advocates Collective
We will hold our next monthly Housing Advocates Collective meeting on August 18 at 3:30 pm. A representative from the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County will join us. Plan to attend to catch up with HCD, fellow advocates, and nonprofits. Look forward to seeing you there!
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Charities Extending a Helping Hand. Learn about charities that are making a difference in our community by helping families & individuals struggling to make ends meet.
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.
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What We're Doing
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. Full details of our strategies and proposals can be found in regularly published reports: