Building a More Equitable City

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

Fair Housing Month

April marks National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the 1968 Act that outlawed housing discrimination. Let's honor this pivotal law by continuing to fight for equality and accessible housing for all. Join us in celebrating progress and pushing for an inclusive future.

Technical Assistance Trainings

Please join us for Contract Compliance Virtual Technical Assistance training, offering an interactive platform for knowledge-sharing. These training sessions will focus on Pre-Award, Section 3, MWSBE, and Pay or Play.

Wendesday April 24, 2024

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Lays foundation for compliance that assesses the ability of contractors to meet program requirements to maximize performance and minimize risks.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Strengthening Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Enterprise participation, while achieving successful compliance.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Debunking the complexities of complying with Section 3 and providing valuable guidance and best practices to prime contractors, subcontractors, and project managers.

Pay or Play
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Educating Pay or Play vendors on policies, procedures, and compliance methods to maximize program effectiveness.

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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COVID Response

COVID-19 Response

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.

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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


HCD Partner Spotlight Series

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.

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Latest Plans and Notices

2024 Draft Annual Action Plan

2022 Caper

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

Upcoming Events

Our Partners