Multifamily Development

In a city where over half of our population rents homes, we need to make sure we’re meeting their needs. HCD relies on community partners and developers to create affordable apartment units throughout the city. We give financial backing for developers to create new units, a portion of which must be held to lower-income people for affordability periods up to 40 years.

Residents looking for available apartments to rent should refer to the Rental Assistance page.

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Developers

How to Apply for Funding

The Department regularly creates Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) to select projects. Developers should also look to banks, investors, and private philanthropy for more funding. The latest requests were made through our Harvey Multifamily Program .

In addition, HCD gives Resolutions of No Objection and Resolutions of Support to support projects receiving 4% and 9% Tax Credits.

Documents for Tax Credit Resolutions

Document Title Date Added Download
Memo - 2022 9% HTC Applications 01/22/2022 View
2022 9% Tax Credits Request for Support Resolution 12/06/2021 Download
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Housing Tax Credit Resolution Guidelines - 2022 12/06/2021 View
4% HTC – Request for Resolution of No Objection 09/29/2021 Download
4% HTC – Example of a Completed Request for Resolution of No Objection 12/16/2019 Download
Minimum Property Standards for Rehabilitation, Reconstructions, and New Construction 07/28/2021 View
Aging-In-Place-Standards 07/10/2018 View

Most Recent Awards

In January 2020, a total of 20 projects were approved to receive Resolutions of Support for 9% Tax Credits. These projects can be reviewed in this packet of fact sheets.

Upcoming Workshops

Neighborhood Engagement for a More Affordable Houston Workshop Series for Developers

Neighborhood Engagement for a More Affordable Houston
Workshop Series for Developers

Our Neighborhood Engagement for a More Affordable Houston is a workshop designed specifically for developers of affordable homes on effective neighborhood engagement. Developers seeking resolutions of support are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.

The workshop is informed by our new study Neighborhood Engagement for a More Affordable Houston , and takes into account the recommendations of national experts in community engagement, local housing experts, and community members. Regardless of how experienced you are in engaging the community on development properties, you will come away from this workshop with practical knowledge and information relevant to your work.

Workshop 1 Effective Engagement Plans for Developers of Affordable Homes
Effective Engagement Plans for Developers of Affordable Homes

September 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM




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. HCD is committed to promoting fair housing and providing quality affordable homes in all neighborhoods.

In the case of questions about rights of both tenants and landlords, please see this comprehensive guide . Upon request, we can also provide a hard copy of this booklet. To make a fair housing complaint, call our hotline at 832-394-6200, extension 5.