The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nation-wide eviction moratorium that applies to vulnerable renters through December 31, 2020. 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.


The City of Houston and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) are working together on an agreement to assist homeowners who are in need of assistance with repair and reconstruction for homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

At this time, the City of Houston will continue assisting homeowners whose applications have been approved for construction. All other applications will be transferred to the GLO to complete the process. All homeowners who have submitted applications will also receive a notification regarding their particular case’s status.

Any questions for HCDD can be directed to our Call Center at 832-393-0550. The GLO’s Homeowner Assistance Program team can be reached at 346-222-4686 or 1-866-317-1998 (toll-free) or at

More information about the GLO’s program can be found at .

We appreciate your patience, and we will continue to work hard to ensure a smooth transition of applications to the GLO, so that no one is left behind.

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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:

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