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The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) provides the leadership and financing to make affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization happen in Houston. Currently,the Department administers over $100 million dollars annually in various federal, state and local programs. From investing in neighborhood parks, multifamily communities and economic development, to providing first-time homebuyer assistance and funds to serve the homeless, elderly and disabled — HCDD works to improve the quality of life for Houston’s neighborhoods and families.

HCD Media Releases

“Sign Up and Save” Workshops Help Homeowners Identify Property Tax Exemptions

Houston, TX – Mayor Sylvester Turner is kicking off a series of free workshops aimed at preserving home affordability by helping homeowners identify and, if eligible, apply for property tax exemptions. The first of these workshops will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Acres Homes ...

2017 Annual Action Plan Public Hearings

Houston, TX – Ever wonder what you would do with $40 million? The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) will give Houstonians two opportunities next week to provide input about investing approximately $40 million in federal funds to improve Houston neighborhoods a...

City of Houston Moves the Needle on Homelessness with Temenos Place Apartments II

[Temenos Place Apartments II Ribbon Cutting] Houston, TX – Houston continues to take center stage in the national fight against homelessness. On Thursday, Dec. 3, Mayor Annise Parker joined Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus and Houston Housing and Community Development (HCDD) Director Neal Rackl...

New Villas at Colt Run Apartments Brighten Settegast Community

[Villas at Colt Run Ribbon Cutting] Houston, TX – The Settegast community is getting a facelift with the elimination of blight and the addition of Villas at Colt Run, a new affordable housing property. On Thursday, September 17, Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) Direc...

New and Improved Homebuyer Assistance Program

Houston, TX- The American dream of owning a home just got easier, thanks to the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department’s recently revamped Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP). The HAP now offers greater efficiency and flexibility to eligible low- to moderate- income first-tim...

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