The Housing and Community Development Department joined the Zieben Group and local and regional officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Gulf Coast Arms Apartments, a 160-unit affordable rental community in October. 

 

For the past century, Hermann Park has been one of Houston's greatest treasures. Now the rest of the country will see what Houstonians have always known. 

Watch a video of HPD volunteering in a service project to honor the final resting place of veterans and former slaves.

 

The City of Houston’s BP MS 150 team jersey turned heads during the ride, and earned accolades in the Primal Wear People’s Choice Jersey Contest.

 

The Allen brothers founded Houston when they discovered the green, leafy banks of Buffalo Bayou. Nearly 180 years later, Houstonians are rediscovering the very origins of their city, thanks to a massive Buffalo Bayou Park makeover.

 

Human Resources is asking for your feedback about the city's health plan including the administration, communications and customer service. 

The city has partnered with an independent research company, Decision Information Resources, Inc., to collect your feedback through an online survey. Your responses will be combined with those of other City of Houston employees. Your participation is voluntary, your answers will remain confidential; you will not be identified personally, and your individual information will not be shared or used for sales purposes. 

By completing this survey, you can help identify possible opportunities for service improvement. It is important to remember, that the city's plan is self-funded. The city determines the benefits and wellness programs that are offered to you, and the cost that you pay for those benefits. Your health services vendor, Cigna, administers your benefits and provides resources to support the city's initiatives. 

Please complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 2.

 

 

 

Looking to purchase a home?  The city’s Homebuyer Assistance Program provides assistance to qualified low-to-moderate first-time homebuyers in the City of Houston with a household income at or below 80 percent of the city’s median income. 

The Homebuyer Assistance Program also assists qualified applicants with a total household income up to 110 percent of the city’s median income.  The application process is open to the public, and assistance is provided on need and a first-come, first-serve basis.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.houstontx.gov/housing/hap or call: 832.394.6200.   

 

The Settegast community received new life and new hope with the expansion of 138-unit multifamily community, known as, Villas at Colt Run located at 7600 E. Houston Road.  This site was previously an abandoned, partially completed, dilapidated apartment complex for several years. 

Villas at Colt Run offers the following amenities: spacious one, two and three bedroom units; accessible units for mobility such as hearing and sight; fitness and business centers; playground; swimming pool, conference room and community club room.   The property is 100 percent preleased with a temporary waiting list. 

The HCDD Director Neal Rackleff joined CM Jerry Davis, community residents and representative from LDG Development, LLC for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 18.  The project was supported by a $3 million investment of federal HOME Investment partnership funds.  Total cost of project is $18,073,789. 

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