HCDD Virtual Fall Community Meeting

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 English

US (Toll): 1 936-755-1521

Conference ID: 896 819 066#

En Español

US (Toll): 1 936-755-1521

Conference ID: 723 859 344#

Sign up to speak

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 below

Meeting 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.

    (15 Minutes)
  • 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, 2020
    Community 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. 2021
    HCDD 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.

Con Plan Cover Page

Fair Housing

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.

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Houston, TX 77002