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City of Houston Expands Outreach Efforts to Reach Harvey Survivors

March 22, 2019

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…

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

February 27, 2019

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)…

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

January 15, 2019

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 https://recovery.houstontx.gov By phone at…

Top 5 Languages Spoken in Houston

November 9, 2018

Whenever we design programs, we have to keep in mind the language abilities of people who need help. The American Community Survey makes estimates of languages spoken at home for Houston: Top 5 Languages Spoken in Houston Source: 2015 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates (Language Spoken at Home for the Population 5 years and Over)

Disaster Recovery (DR-17) Multifamily Rental Program Guidelines

November 8, 2018

Draft Guidelines for Proposed Programs: Hurricane Harvey The City of Houston will receive $1,175,954,338 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for assisting in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. To receive this funding, the City must submit guidelines to the Texas General Land Office for approval. Click here to view the draft guidelines about…

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