Building a More Equitable City

The best place to find information about government funding and programs for affordable, safe homes in Houston

Eviction Intervention Assistance

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide an additional $13 million in eviction intervention assistance to families that are in active eviction, due to unpaid rent resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in active eviction, visit to apply. The general Emergency Rental Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications.

Virtual Office Hours

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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COVID Response

COVID-19 Response

HCD 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.

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What We're Doing

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) 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:

Plans & Reports

Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocates over $50 million in federal entitlement grants to the City of Houston to improve Houston’s neighborhoods and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income families. These federal grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

The Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan outlines the goals and strategies for utilizing this funding, and we want your feedback!

The Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan is available for public comment until April 13, 2023, and public comments may be submitted

A summary of comments will be included in the final 2023 Annual Action Plan and will be posted to the HCDD website, upon submission to HUD.

Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery-2021 Winter Storm

The Draft Action Plan is available for public comment until April 26, 2023, and public comments may be submitted!

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2021 Caper

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan - July 2021

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