The City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department oversees programs that design, build, and rehabilitate homes. We work with builders to complete this work.
Many of the below opportunities are being offered to an existing pool of builders who have signed contracts with the City. If your organization does not have an existing contract with the Housing and Community Development Department, you can submit a Request for Qualifications during open windows to begin working with us.
Please note that funding opportunities related to Hurricane Harvey recovery can be found at recovery.houstontx.gov .
Active programs that require builders include:
|Program Name||Last Updated||Guidelines|
|New Home Development Program||17-Jul-2018||View Program Guidelines|
|Single-Family Home Repair Program||22-Oct-2019||View Program Guidelines|
|Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)||13-Feb-2019||View Program Guidelines|
|Harvey Single-Family Development Program||30-Jun-2019||View Program Guidelines|
|Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program||12-May-2020||View Program Guidelines|
Home Repair Bid Documents
Approved Contractor's Pool Only:
|Document Title||Program Area||View|
|S67-T26361 Notice of Award||Home Repair||View|
|Minimum Reconstruction Specifications||Home Repair||View|
|Tier III Reconstruction Bid Sheet||Home Repair||View|
|Soft and Hard Costs Worksheet||Home Repair||View|
|Cost Estimate CDBG Update||Home Repair||View|
|Houston Land Bank Lots - Phase IX||New Home Development Program||View|
|Houston Land Bank Lots - Phase X||New Home Development Program||View|
All contractor opportunities are listed according to property and program and are updated regularly. For examples of previous work, please refer to our Current Funding Opportunities.
Some of the funding available for projects comes from Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) funding. TIRZs are designated areas that fund capital improvements within their boundaries, using tax revenue. There are 27 TIRZs within the City of Houston. Eight of these TIRZs contribute a third of the money they raise to build affordable units. TIRZ funds make up most of the local funding that HCDD receives.
The Houston Land Bank buys vacant or tax-delinquent lots to help develop them, often into affordable homes.