Harvey Multifamily Program

The Multifamily Program Creates high quality rental homes that Houstonians can afford in transit-oriented, resilient developments across the city. The program addresses both direct and indirect impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the area’s affordable rental housing stock through the following – development of new multifamily rental housing, renovation and preservation of existing affordable multifamily rental housing, and strategic land acquisition for multifamily development.

Multifamily Dashboard – view project detail, project status, and funding allocations.

Map of Selected Developments

The Harvey Multifamily Program issued two calls for proposals, in early 2019 and early 2020. Through these two funding rounds, a total of 34 developments were chosen. Following the success of the application process and promise of the first two rounds, the Texas General Land Office approved an additional $100 million expansion in March of 2021. With these funds a total of 15 transactions are completed, under construction or being prepared to be approved by City Council by July 1, 2022.

By combining program funding with other sources, including 4% and 9% tax credits and private financing, the Harvey Multifamily Program’s $450 million investment represents over $1.2 billion in development. The 3,594 apartments created will include communities for seniors, supportive housing options for those experiencing housing insecurity, and workforce homes for individuals and families. 80% of all apartments created will be made affordable for residents considered to be low- or moderate-income.

You can learn more about each supported development by exploring the map below.

Funding Timeline

June 2019 September 2019 January 2020 June 2020 March 2021 June-July 2021 September 2021
1st round applications 1st round projects announced 2nd round applications 2nd round applications announced Additional $100 million added to program, additional projects announced 3rd round applications 3rd round projects announced
The 3rd round NOFA was cancelled
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million will create 3,594 units by 2024.

Applicants applied to this program through a series of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) and application periods. Information about these NOFAs can be found on the contracting page.

Requirements

Developments must:

The City prioritizes developments that:

  • Leverage other financing sources.
  • Create mixed income housing opportunities.
  • Are close to public transit and highly rated schools.
  • Reinvest in Complete Communities and other Community Reinvestment Areas.
  • Are located in areas where real estate values are rising and where many moderate- and low-income residents need affordable options.
  • Protect from future flooding and climate concerns.

For details, please see our Compliance page

News

City Of Houston Celebrates The Grand Opening Of 900 Winston As Houston Continues To Add To Its Affordable Housing Inventory

July 21, 2022 — Houston, Texas — A brand new apartment building at 900 Winston, Houston 77009, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, bringing 114 new high-quality…

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City Officials Celebrate The Grand Opening Of A New Resource Hub For Low-To-Moderate-Income Houstonians

May 20, 2022 — Houston, Texas — Mayor Sylvester Turner and partners on Thursday, May 19 celebrated the grand opening of Avenue Community Development Corporation’s (CDC)…

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City of Houston and Partners Break Ground on Reconstruction of New Senior Living Community

April 14, 2022 — Houston, Texas — Mayor Sylvester Turner and partners today broke ground on the reconstruction of a senior community at 2100 Memorial Drive.…

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City of Houston Celebrates Grand Opening of New Development in North Houston

April 14, 2022 — Houston, Texas — The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) and partners today celebrated the grand opening of a…

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City Council Approves First Developments for New Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program

The Program provides opportunities for renters and nonprofit developers  November 10, 2021 — Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved Wednesday the first developments in…

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New Hope Housing Savoy To Provide Supportive Housing In Sharpstown Area

Sharpstown community of 120 apartment homes is the latest to break ground in the Harvey Multifamily Program October 29, 2021 — Mayor Sylvester Turner and community…

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Application Log & Documents

The first round of funding for multifamily development opened in February 2019 and closed April 12, 2019. Fifty-six applications were reviewed and 15 were selected for funding. The selected developments will create 1,604 apartments in Houston, the majority of which will be rented at guaranteed-affordable rates to qualified renters.

The second round of funding for multifamily development opened in January 2020 and closed in March 2020. 19 applications were initially selected for funding. Following the program’s expansion in March of 2021, an additional round of funding was made available, and additional Round 2 applications were chosen or expanded for support. In sum, the Harvey Multifamily Program will fund 38 developments and lead to the creation of over 4,600 apartments.

Document NameLast Updated
Program Overview November 4th, 2019
Program Guidelines March 28, 2022
Application Log: 2019 Multifamily NOFA (DR-17) April 23rd, 2019
2019 Multifamily NOFA (DR-17) Map May 2019
All NOFA documents are available on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFAs) page.