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.
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 Economic Development Program
Dream Fund Program NOFA Pre-Proposal Conference
The first NOFA for the Harvey Economic Development Program's Dream Fund Program is available to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). HCDD is hosting our conversation and pre-proposal conference for this opportunity on December 1st at 3pm. This virtual conference will be held on Zoom at bit.ly/Econ-NOFA-PreConference .
To learn more about the program and how to submit your application for funding, please refer to bit.ly/NOFA-NovEDP .
HCD Housing Advocates Collective
Non-profit organizations working in housing, community development, and disaster recovery are invited to join us for our last Housing Advocate Collective meeting of 2020! We will be discussing this year's accomplishments and setbacks as well as looking forward to 2021. Join us December 17th at 3:30pm, either online at bit.ly/Housing-Advocates-Dec or by calling into 936-755-1521, ID number 124109780#
Virtual Fall Community Meeting
Each year, we hold community meetings and receive public input to create our annual action plan and help direct about $45 in federally granted funds towards the needs of Houstonians. We are seeking your input now! Watch materials from our November public hearings, read about the annual action plan, and submit public comments on our 2021 Annual Action Plan landing page.
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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: