New Homes for Sale

The Housing and Community Development Department works with the Houston Land Bank and the Houston Community Land Trust to develop new homes for income-qualified homebuyers. The New Home Development Program is working to fill an important gap in the housing market.

Do I qualify?

A homebuyer must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
  • Be willing to live in the home as a primary residence for an affordability period
  • Complete an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Course
  • Be able to obtain a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for the home

How Do I purchase one of these homes?

Traditional Purchase Option

In this option, you purchase a newly developed home at a reduced price from a subsidy, based on home price. This program option is administered by the Houston Land Bank.

Information on the constructed homes can be found by calling 281-655-4600 or by emailing

Alternatively, the City offers a Homebuyer Assistance Program which provides up to $30,000 in down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers.

Land Trust Purchase Option

The Houston Community Land Trust makes homes available at below-market prices ($65,000-$82,000). Homebuyers purchase the home and lease the land for a 99-year ground-lease commitment from the Houston Community Land Trust.

For this program, you will apply directly through the Community Land Trust. If you need more information on the homes or program, please call 713-512-5575 or email your questions to

If you are a developer looking to help build affordable homes, please see the Residential Contractors page for current and upcoming contracting opportunities.

For detailed information on the New Home Development Program, please refer to the Program Guidelines .

New Home Development Program Lots

This map shows the locations of homes in the City of Houston that are available for purchase. These homes can be purchased through the Houston Land Bank or the Houston Community Land Trust, as detailed above.

Availability of homes are subject to change.

Questions about the program?

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