Pathway to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing)
Based on the My Home is Here: Needs Assessment and 10-year Strategy (linked below), Harris County is suffering from an affordable housing crisis, and housing production is not meeting the increasing demand for accessible and available housing units in our community. To help resolve the crisis, Harris County is submitting an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Pathway to Removing Obstacles (PRO) to Housing grant to develop an implementation plan for strategies set forth in the My Home is Here: Needs Assessment and 10-year Strategy. To find out more about HUD's Pathway to Removing Obstacles to Housing Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) visit: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/pro_housing.
As required by the grant application, Harris County is seeking your input on Harris County Community Services Department's (CSD) application for PRO Housing grant funds to assist with removing barriers to preserving and producing affordable housing in Harris County. Comments regarding the PRO Housing application will be accepted from Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. through Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be submitted via regular mail by this date and time at the Harris County Community Services Department Office (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, Texas, 77054) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view Harris County's PRO Housing Application, click here.
My Home is Here:
Harris County's Needs Assessment and 10-Year Strategy
Harris County commissioned a county wide survey and study to examine the types and prices of homes needed in our communities. The results were formulated into My Home is Here: Harris County's Housing Needs Assessment and 10-Year Strategy. The study was funded jointly by the County and State of Texas, GLO, using HUD funding, and concluded by Kinder Institute for Urban Research. My Home is Here serves as a vehicle for Harris County to establish a proactive approach in determining housing outcomes rather than reacting to them and to equitably protect people and property in communities. The report identifies ways to approach investment and policymaking that meets communities where they are, building on their strengths and working with them to tackle longstanding inequities.
To view My Home is Here: Harris County's Needs Assessment and 10-year Strategy Final Report, click here.