Housing/Community Services Department

Offering a variety of housing and community services

                that strengthen communities!

Bernadette Mitchell, Interim Director 

Alida J. Allen, Executive Assistant

(214) 670-5988

 Assistant Director
 Charles Brideau

Assistant Director
Karen D. Rayzer

Interim Assistant Director
Patrick I. Inyabri


The Department's goals are to:

  1. Increase home ownership opportunities, especially for low income families
  2. Preserve existing owner-occupied and rental housing stock
  3. Increase availability of affordable housing opportunities
  4. Support neighborhood and community, based preservation and revitalization efforts

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NOTICE OF REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT NO. 17 to the City’s Consolidated Plan and Action Plan, proposed amended CDBG Section 108 Guarantee Loan Program Statement, and proposed application for CDBG Section 108 Guarantee Loan Program funds for $11,000,000 for the Holiday Inn & Suites economic development project providing approximately 90 permanent full-time jobs held by low- and moderate-income persons and providing elimination of specific conditions of blight, physical decay, or environmental contamination not located in a slum or blighted area at 1011 S. Akard St.  (pdf)

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT NO. 16 to the Consolidated Plan for the Neighborhood Stabilazation Program 1 to (a) receive and deposit program income in the amount of $400,000; (b) increase established appropriations from $3.4M to $3.8M to be used for similiar eligible activiites; and (c) a public hearing to be held on December 12, 2012 to receive comments on Substantial Amendment No. 16. - Amendment to the City's Consolidated Plan for the use of Federal Funds under the Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, 2008, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP1) Funds (pdf) 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED People Helping People (PHP) located at 5203 Bexar Street - Dallas, TX 75215 needs volunteers. If you are interested, please call 214.6707320 for more information
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT NO. 14 to the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan on proposed use of the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program and amended application for CDBG HUD Section 108 Guarantee Loan funds for $13,350,000 for the Lake Highlands Town Center project including development of commercial space and job creation in the 7140-7160 blocks of Skillman St. (pdf)
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