The City of Houston and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness and victims of Hurricane Harvey.
This agreement resolves HUD’s previous fair housing findings against the city and outlines city strategies for addressing its affordable housing needs.
Among the provisions of the agreement are a request for HUD technical assistance that will facilitate the city’s ability to ramp up for the influx of federal disaster funds and ensure an equitable recovery for Houston’s most vulnerable residents. Approximately $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds have already been allocated to the State of Texas for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
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