We would like to hear from you about needs in your community!
HCD is once again hosting Spring Community Meetings. Houston residents and community stakeholders can receive information about HCD’s goals and strategies for the next year and share their feedback on the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan .
Every year, HCD receives approximately $45 million in federal grants to assist families through
- Affordable housing
- Supportive services
- Public improvements and infrastructure
- Economic development
In November 2022, HUD announced that the City of Houston would receive an additional $19.7 million in Disaster Recovery funds for the 2021 Winter Storm. As a result, HCD revised its Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery to include revised activities and a budget of $50 million. These long-term disaster recovery funds will address the impacts of the 2021 Winter Storm and enhance the resilience of Houstonians to help them in future disaster events.
During the Spring Community Meetings, HCD staff will present information about the proposed program activities and budget for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) and for the 2021 Winter Storm Funds. The meetings will also include
- interactive polls or activities,
- small group discussions,
- opportunity for public comment on the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan , and
- opportunity for public comment on the Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery: 2021 Winter Storm.
If you can't make the meetings, please see below for other ways you can review information or submit your comments.
Participate in the Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 6 p.m.Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W Montgomery Road
Houston, TX 77091
Interactive via Microsoft Teams
Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 3 p.m.
For Audio OnlyUS (Toll): 1 936-755-1521
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Solo para audio, marqueUS (Toll): 1 936-755-1521
e ingrese el código de participante:
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The March 30th meeting will also be viewable on Facebook Live @HoustonHCDD and on HTV on the following channels:
- Comcast (Ch. 16)
- Phonoscope (Ch. 73 & 99)
- Suddenlink (Ch. 14)
- AT&T U-verse (Ch. 99)
To request special arrangements (interpreter or other), contact Ashley Lawson at (832) 394-5438 or Ashley.Lawson@houstontx.gov.
Can't Make the Spring Community Meetings?
We want you to stay informed even if you can’t attend the meetings. Please review the meeting materials below.Meeting Presentation Comment Online
In preparation of the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan , we would like to hear about what activities HCD should prioritize.Voicemail at 832-394-5400 Email a Public Comment
A recording of the virtual meeting will also be available on Facebook Live @HoustonHCDD and on HTV on the following channels:
Development of the 2023 Annual Action Plan
Information collected from the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 meetings will help create the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan . The following timeline shows development process.
November - December 2022Fall Community Meeting and Public Hearings
March 2023Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan Published for 30-public review
April 2023Request for City Council Approval of Plan
November 2022 – March 2023HCD Staff Writes Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan
March – April 2023Spring Community Meeting and Public Hearings
May 2023Submission of 2022 Annual Action Plan to HUD
Information from Previous Meetings
We want you to stay informed even if you can’t attend the meeting. Please review the meeting materials below
|2022 HCD Virtual Fall Community Meeting Presentation||12/15/2022||Video||View|
|2022 Annual Action Plan Toolkit||03/31/2022||Video||View|
|Virtual Spring Public Hearing 2022||03/31/2022||Video||View|
|2022 HCD Virtual Spring Community Meeting Presentation New||03/31/2022||Presentation||View|
|2021 HCD Virtual Fall Community Meeting Presentation||11/04/2021||Presentation||View|
|Virtual Fall Public Hearing 2021||11/04/2021||Video||View|
|2021 HCD Virtual Spring Community Meeting Presentation||03/26/2021||Presentation||View|
|Virtual Spring Public Hearing 2021||03/25/2021||Video||View | Español|
|Virtual Spring Public Hearing 2021||03/23/2021||Video||View|
|2020 HCD Virtual Fall Community Meeting Presentation||11/16/2020||Presentation||View|
|2020 HCD Virtual Fall Community Meeting Presentation||11/18/2020||Video||View|
|2021 Annual Action Plan Toolkit||11/18/2020||Toolkit||View|
Want to know more?
Each year HCD, 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. View our 2021 Annual Action Plan .
To view these and other HUD reports, please visit our Plans and Reports page.
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. 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.