Regional Housing Coordination

Access to decent affordable housing is a fundamental human need. Maintaining an adequate supply of housing is also an important component of a community's economic vitality and overall quality of life.

Regional Housing Plan

In 2020, H-GAC developed a high-level plan as a first step in identifying shared challenges and exploring ways the agency can support the efforts of the region’s local governments in achieving a range of housing choices that will sustain their future needs.

The first phase of this plan focuses on local governments within and including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties. H-GAC will incorporate the housing initiatives of the City of Houston, Harris County, and the cities contained therein in the future.

Regional Housing Plan

Fair Housing Act

The National Fair Housing Act, as amended, prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it a national policy to provide, within constitutional limits, for fair housing within the United States. The H-GAC Board of Directors recognizes April as Fair Housing Month for the Gulf Coast State Planning Region. H-GAC urges that all citizens of the Gulf Coast Region become aware of and support fair housing law.

Fair Housing Act

Multi-colored ribbon with phone numbers for HUD-1-800-669-9777

HUD Section 3 (Employment)

Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968 requires recipients of HUD funding to "direct employment, training, and contracting opportunities to low-income individuals and businesses that employee these persons within their communities".

In the Houston-Galveston Region, job opportunities for candidates who meet Section 3 requirements can be forwarded to:

Edward Kally
Workforce Solutions Employer Service Supervisor
[email protected]