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.
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.
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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.
Planning and Grants Management
Fair Housing Ambassadors Training Sessions
Don’t miss out! HCDD is offering FREE interactive virtual training sessions that will expand local partners’ knowledge of fair housing, grant writing, reporting techniques, and outreach and marketing methods. These virtual trainings will give you tools and techniques to better reach the communities you serve. Click the link below to register.
Single-Family Development Program
Hardy Yards Workforce Homeownership Development Program NOFA
Join us for a Pre-Proposal Conference on December 9th to learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Hardy Yards Workforce Homeownership Development Program! The Pre-Proposal Conference will cover project location, program requirements, and more.
Planning and Grants Management
Virtual Grant Introduction Workshop
The 2021-2022 Fair Housing Ambassador Program is a grant and volunteer program designed to support nonprofits and other community groups wanting to conduct fair housing outreach in their communities with an emphasis on reaching renters from historically underserved populations.
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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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: