Information for Nonprofits

The City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department works closely with nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of Houston’s residents, both through providing funding and by building advocacy networks.

Nonprofit organizations should find their need among the boxes to the right. If you are looking for services from a nonprofit, please contact them directly. Our recommendations for help can be found on the Supportive Services page.

If you are an organization looking for specific funding opportunities, our Funding Opportunities page shows the latest information.


Advocates

HCD connects with nonprofit organizations to increase collaboration between public and nonprofit sectors. There are many ways to get connected:

Get Involved

Sign up for our mailing list to get information on upcoming events we are hosting.

Host

Host an event at your organization or invite our outreach team to a community space.

Provide Feedback

Provide your feedback in other ways. We are always looking for feedback and ways to build Houston together

Partner with Us

Partner with us on fair housing activities and outreach! Contact Kimmy Johnson:

Current Programs and 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

Register

Fair Housing Workshop

Fair Housing Workshop for Landlords and Property Managers

Join us for an all-new virtual Fair Housing for Landlords & Property Managers Workshop focused on housing providers' responsibilities under local and federal fair housing laws. Industry experts will be on hand to address questions and concerns around fair housing, evictions, assistance animals, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, an overview of familial status and sex discrimination, and other tenant/landlord matters.

September 27
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Session 1

October 5
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Session 2
Fair Housing Ambassador Program

Fair Housing Ambassadors Program

The City of Houston’s Fair Housing Ambassador Program is an ongoing series supporting local organizations and individuals who are working to decrease housing discrimination and increase fair housing knowledge in their communities. Subscribe to our mailing list to learn more about upcoming programs, trainings, and events.

2022 Fair Housing & Hurricane Season Preparedness Outreach Grant

2022 Fair Housing & Hurricane Season Preparedness Outreach Grant

The Housing and Community Development Department is working to better equip our community with hurricane preparedness information. We are looking to partner with local nonprofits to organize and execute community outreach programs that will effectively reach historically underserved populations and share important resilience information.

With your help, we can better prepare our City’s residents for hurricane season.

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Service Providers

HCD's Public Services programs provide funding that can boost capacity for essential nonprofit service providers. Programs we support include:

  • Transitional housing or services for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Health clinics for low- and moderate-income residents
  • Housing and health services for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Job training and educational opportunities for adults
  • Supportive services for adults living with disabilities
  • Childcare and early childhood education
  • Substance abuse recovery aid
Types of Funding
  • 2022 Community COVID-19 Housing Program (CCHP) – Phase 2 – Request for Expression of Interest from Qualified Agencies.
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is provided to the City based on population. We receive CDBG funding annually.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funding is dedicated to serving people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families.
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding is provided annually to transition people from homelessness into homes and to prevent more people from becoming homeless in the city.
  • Currently, our department also has access to CDBG-DR17 funding in response to Hurricane Harvey. Information on the Harvey Public Services program can be found here .

Community Facilities

HCD’s Public Facilities programs fund new community amenities, either new constructions or capital improvements for public facilities. Some examples include:

  • Elementary school parks and play spaces
  • Libraries
  • Health clinics
  • Job opportunity centers
  • Grocery stores
  • Technology and innovation hubs

See more information on creating community amenities

Types of Funding
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is provided to the City based on population. We receive CDBG funding annually.
  • Local Bonds: Voters have passed ballot measures that allow the City to borrow to finance projects
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs) are special zones meant to attract investment in specific areas. They set aside taxes from new improvements (tax increments) in order to fund capital improvements.
  • Section 108 Loans are granted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through an open application. This financing program can be used for long-term investments in large projects and is an open application.