City of Houston
Mayor Sylvester Turner

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City of Houston Expands Outreach Efforts to Reach Harvey Survivors

Houston, TX – This weekend, the City of Houston is continuing efforts to reach vulnerable Houstonians who still need help to recover after Hurricane Harvey. The Housing and Community Development Department will conduct door-to-door canvassing in Southwest Houston and participate in multiple community events to raise awareness about recovery options. “It’s been 18 long months…

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City Completes Construction of First Set of Affordable Homes for Lower-Income Buyers

February 27, 2019 – A program overseen by the Houston Housing and Community Development Department has completed construction of the first set of 100 affordable single-family homes for potential buyers who may qualify for financial aid with their down payments and closing costs. Developers and lenders working with the department’s New Home Development Program (NDHP)…

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City Opens Recovery Centers to Provide Federal Aid for Repair of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON – The City has taken a critical step forward with the opening of four Housing Resource Centers, one in each quadrant of the city, to use $1.17 billion in federal aid to assist Houstonians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Anyone who may be eligible must first complete a survey: Online at By phone at…

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Updated Draft Guidelines Expand Program Eligibility for Housing Relief for Harvey Victims

HOUSTON —The City of Houston is proposing to expand eligibility for Hurricane Harvey victims to receive federal funds for housing repairs. The City’s programs for long-term housing recovery from previous disasters have only been available to households below 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Recognizing that some of the worst flooding from Harvey occurred in…

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Program Will Reimburse Eligible Homeowners for Harvey-Related Repairs

Houston – The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is releasing a new tip sheet for homeowners making repairs to their Harvey-damaged homes. Later this year, the City of Houston will launch a Homeowner Reimbursement Program to reimburse homeowners for eligible repair expenses. “Houston is a resilient city. Many Houstonians have been working hard to…

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Houston’s Local Action Plan Open For Public Input Until June 24

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department is extending the comment period on its local action plan for $1.15 billion in housing recovery funding until June 24. The plan will be submitted to City Council for approval on June 27. “We’re pleased to have partnered with so many City Council members in hosting…

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City of Houston Continues Long-Term Recovery from Harvey with Community Meetings About How to Spend $1+ Billion in Housing Recovery Funds

Houston – With more than $1 billion in housing recovery allocated to Houston, the City is seeking community input on priorities for long-term recovery efforts from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is partnering with community groups on a series of upcoming meetings that will inform residents about long-term…

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City Housing Department Ramps up to Deliver on Harvey Recovery

Houston – The city’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) added five disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance experts to its already disaster-seasoned staff. Together the team will focus on meeting the extensive short-term housing needs of Hurricane Harvey survivors and preparing for the long-term federal disaster recovery funds expected to be available to Houston…

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