The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nation-wide eviction moratorium that applies to vulnerable renters through March 2021. 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.
Building a More Equitable City
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.
Rental Assistance is still available for Houston residents who have missed payments in August or previous months due to COVID19. Each applicant can receive up to $2,112 of rental assistance, which will be allocated based on applicant need and vulnerability. To learn more, download the flyer below (available in six languages) or refer to the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.
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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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.
Fair Housing Workshop
For Landlords and Property Managers
The Fair Housing for Landlords & Property Managers Workshop is free and open to all landlords and property managers in Houston and is designed specifically to address landlord rights and responsibilities and questions and around fair housing, assistance animals and reasonable accommodations, evictions during the COVID-19 era, and more.
Virtual Lunch & Learn
HCDD’s Virtual Lunch and Learn sessions offer an interactive platform for knowledge sharing. In this session, our Contract and Compliance division will be sharing details about our Section 3 Program, and how we help Houstonians become certified to receive employment, training, and contracting opportunities.
March 12, 2021
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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: