Each fall, the Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) holds community meetings to share our recent successes, to provide information about our programs, and to hear about needs in your community. HCDD expects to receive $45M next year to address housing and community issues.
Please join us for our 2020 Virtual Fall Community Meetings. Due to current health precautions associated with the Coronavirus, we are hosting our meetings virtually, but we will have small group discussions and a public hearing to ensure we receive your feedback during the meeting. Read the 2021 Annual Action Plan Toolkit to get more information about what will be discussed during the meeting. If you can’t make the meetings, please see below for other ways you can review the information or submit your comments.
Participate in the
Virtual Community Meeting
You can participate in the community meeting from the comfort and safety of your home on Wednesday, November 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. or Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.Adobe Connect Meeting
To listen via audio dial:
In EnglishUS (Toll): 1 936-755-1521
Conference ID: 896 819 066#
En EspañolUS (Toll): 1 936-755-1521
Conference ID: 723 859 344#
Should you have additional needs to access the presentation, please email Ashley Lawson at Ashley.Lawson@houstontx.gov and provide your name, email address and a phone number.
Can't make the meetings?
We want you to stay informed even if you can’t attend the meeting. Please review the meeting materials belowMeeting Presentation Video of the Meeting 2020 Toolkit
In preparation for the 2021 Annual Action Plan, we would like to hear about what activities HCDD should prioritize in the next year:Submit a Public Comment Leave a public comment Voicemail at 832-394-5400
You can also view the 2020 Virtual Fall Community Meetings on Facebook Live @HoustonHCDD .
3:00 P.M./6:00 P.M.
Welcome by Tom McCasland(10 Minutes)
3:25 P.M./6:25 P.M.
Public Comment(25 Minutes)
4:15 P.M./7:15 P.M.
Report Out(10 Minutes)
3:10 P.M./6:10 P.M.
3:50 P.M./6:50 P.M.
Breakout Groups & Activity(30 Minutes)
4:25 P.M./7:25 P.M.
Final Remarks(5 Minutes)
Development of the 2021 Annual Action Plan
Information collected from the Fall Community Meetings will help create the 2021 Annual Action Plan. The following timeline shows development process.
Nov. 18 and 19, 2020Community Meetings
Mar. – Apr. 2021:Draft 2021 Annual Action Plan Published for 30-public review
Apr. 2021:Request for City Council Approval of Plan
Nov. 2020 – Mar. 2021HCDD Staff Writes Draft 2021 Annual Action Plan
Mar. – Apr. 2021:Community Meetings
May 2021:Submission of 2021 Annual Action Plan to HUD
Want to know more?
Each year HCDD, receives more than $45M in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve housing and quality of life for Houstonians. These federal grants include: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). To receive these grants, the City must have.
- A five-year strategic plan called the Consolidated Plan that outlines the strategies that the City will take to address identified community needs to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income residents and their neighborhoods
- An Annual Action Plan that includes a budget and program descriptions to completed in the upcoming year
To view these and other HUD reports, please visit our Plans and Reports page.
The Fair Housing Act protects individuals and families from discrimination in the sale, rental, financing or advertising of housing based on their race, color, religion, family status, national origin, sex, or disability. To learn more, please visit our Fair Housing page. For specific questions or concerns about fair housing or landlord/tenant relations, please contact Yolanda Guess-Jeffries at (832) 394-6308.