Building a More Equitable City
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
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.
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Save the date - join us Friday September 24th at 11am for our September Lunch & Learn! This month, we'll focus on the education of the awareness, prevention, and housing for the homeless in Houston.
Fair Housing Workshop
This virtual Fair Housing workshop is FREE and open to all landlords and property managers in Houston! It is designed specifically to address landlord rights and responsibilities and questions around fair housing, reasonable accommodations, assistance animals, and evictions during the COVID-19 era, and more.
Harvey Economic Development Program
Small Business Grant Program
Are you a microenterprise (5 employees or less) business owner that was impacted (physically or economically) by Hurricane Harvey? Please consider applying to the HEDP to receive a grant of up to $150,000! Unsure if you qualify? Check our FAQs
Please spread the word about resources relating to this year's Winter Storm. Our department has prepared a one-pager of select resources that can be downloaded, printed, and shared widely, available in both English and Spanish. If your home was damaged during the winter storm, you can now apply for assistance on home repairs. Complete the Connective Home Repair Application to get started.
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:
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.
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 (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: