Federal and State Programs

HOME Program

The Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance (HRA) program funds Units of General Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, and nonprofits to provide the following services under the Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance initiative:

  1. Rehabilitation or reconstruction of owner-occupied housing on the same site;

  2. New Construction of site-built housing on the same site to replace an existing owner occupied Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU);

  3. Replacement and relocation of existing housing located in a floodplain to a new MHU or New Construction of housing on an alternative site;

  4. New Construction or a new MHU to replace a housing unit that has become uninhabitable as a result of disaster or condemnation by local government; and

  5. If allowable under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), refinance of existing mortgages meeting federal requirements.

Community Development Block Grant

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low- to moderate-income.

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement cities under 50,000 in population and non-entitlement counties that have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct CDBG funding from HUD may apply for funding through any of the Texas CDBG programs.