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Housing and Community Development Department

New Home Development Program

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) New Home Development Program will provide newly constructed, affordable single-family homes for qualified low- and moderate-income homebuyers. For homes funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), qualified homebuyers must have household incomes that do not exceed 80% of the area median income (AMI).

2019 Maximum Annual Household Income Limits
Household Size
80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) *

* Income includes any payments from employment, child support, recurring gifts, etc. Household income limits are subject to change.

The New Home Development Program is available for all qualified homebuyers. Qualifications include:

  • An eligible homebuyer's income must be at or below 80% AMI (see above chart)
  • Applicants must obtain a Homebuyer Education Certificate through an approved HUD counseling agency
  • Applicants must occupy the home as their principal residence
  • Back-end debt ratio cannot exceed 45%
  • The buyer and/or co-borrower must not be delinquent on any student loans, federal income taxes, as well as state and local taxing authorities, utility payments, or City services

Lots will be in (but not limited to) the following Complete Community areas:

  1. Acres Homes
  2. Gulfton
  3. Second Ward
  4. Near Northside
  5. Third Ward
  6. Kashmere Gardens
  7. Magnolia Park Manchester
  8. Sunnyside
  9. Fort Bend Houston
  10. Alief

Map of lots that are currently available can be found: New Home Development Program Available Lots (.pdf)

For more information regarding the New Home Development Program's newly constructed homes for sale, please contact the Houston Land Bank at: 281.655.4600 or info@houstonlandbank.org.

New Home Development Program Guidelines:

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Program 

A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a private nonprofit, community-based, service organization with the capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. They are particularly suited to address affordable housing needs at the local level. The CHDO Program provides direct buyer purchase assistance, facilitated through a forgivable loan that meets the City’s recapture policy. Funding is provided under the federal HOME Investment Partnership Property.

To learn more about our CHDO Program visit: www.houstontx.gov/housing/chdo.html