Houston is one of four cities in the country to receive a 2016 HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award.
HCDD’s single-family reconstruction program has been recognized as a national model by HUD for its innovative approach to affordable and accessible home design. The program was recognized in a news release from HUD and featured in The Journal of the American Institute of Architects.
Noted for its extensive and innovative approach to community engagement, which included 13 community meetings and over 500 unduplicated participants, the single-family home reconstruction program resulted in the repair of 35 homes and the construction of another 240.
New Director Tom McCasland expressed his dedication to maintaining this momentum.
“I know first-hand the importance of affordable housing and the difference it makes. I am committed to utilizing our resources to attack the affordable housing issue,” McCasland said.