The Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program Awards $20M to Nonprofit Housing Developers to Create Up to 14 Affordable Apartment Communities

HOUSTON – The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) will select up to 14 developments to receive funding as Round 1 of the Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program. This program creates and rehabilitates small (2-7 unit) rental communities and helps build capacity and experience for local nonprofit developers to help build Houston’s overall ability to provide quality, affordable homes for community members. Funding for the Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of disaster relief efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

This funding will provide $20,470,326 to create 86 new homes for Houston renters. Proposals were scored based on including organizational capacity, cost efficiency, location, community factors, and how well the development will serve existing City of Houston priorities. Successful developments also provide services for special needs populations, access to local transit and high-ranked schools, and help develop priority areas such as the Mayor’s Complete Communities.  The list of awarded developments can be viewed in full below.

DevelopmentDeveloperTotal UnitsCouncil Dist.NotesRecommended Award[i]
Rawley Rental CottagesFifth Ward CRC6BLocated within TIRZ 18$1,116,800
Sidney PalmsHBDi4DLocated in OST S Union$633,250
The Berry CenterHeart of Houston CDC6BLocated in the Sunnyside CC$953,199
Hampton Street TownhomesHouston Area Urban CDC6  BLocated in the Acres Home CC$1,225,500
Orchards at Hull-CalhounNeighborhood Recovery CDC7DLocated within TIRZ 7$1,339,860
Old Spanish Trail ApartmentsSBP, Inc.7DLocated within TIRZ 7$1,476,746
Tabor Street HomesSBP, Inc.7HAreas experiencing high rental costs$1,418,246
The Cottages at Chaney LaneThe Village Learning Center6ESupportive Housing$2,000,000
Project Row House PreservationWebster Block Homes7DLocated within Third Ward CC$1,461,360
Row House CDCFrancis I7DLocated within Third Ward CC$1,546,310
Fulton at JamesAvenue CDC5HLocated in Near Northside CC$1,652,917
232 Dipping LnAvenue CDC4HLocated in Northline$1,310,270
Chew Street Rental HomesFifth Ward CRC7BLocated in TIRZ 18$1,531,650
Brandon St. HomesNeighborhood Recovery CDC7DLocated within TIRZ 26$1,339,860
Total Round 1 86  $20,470,326

Information about this round of funding rounds of funding can be found at recovery.houstontx.gov.


[i] Amounts reflect the original application amount and are subject to revision during HCDD underwriting. Allocations may vary at the time of presentation to City Council.