Housing and Community Services

The City of Garland's Housing and Community Services Department is responsible for revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe and affordable housing for low to moderate income households, providing funding to create or maintain a supportive social environment, and expanding economic opportunities to residents of Garland.

Housing and Community Services activities are primarily funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

If you are interested in learning more about Housing and Community Services Department's funding and activities, please view the programs and information below or contact us at 972-205-2130.

Important Announcements

Veteran Homeownership Project


Veterans are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, neighbors and friends. As a way to say “Thank You” for all they do to keep us safe, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas wants to add ‘homeowner’ to that list.

United Way will provide two United States veterans with the opportunity to purchase an energy efficient home with lower monthly payments, lower utility bills, all closing costs paid, and $0 down from Green Extreme Homes and the City of Garland. The home (and keys!) will be presented to the two veterans on November 11 during United Way’s Nine for 90 event* featuring Dallas Cowboys legend Roger Staubach.

As part of our Nine for 90* events, presented by Texas Instruments, United Way is raising awareness about the urgent need for veteran job training and affordable housing, and we’re bringing together a dream team to help us do it . This month’s Nine for 90 is sponsored by Citi and supported by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Energy Future Holdings and La Quinta.

Are You a Veteran Who Wants to be a Homeowner?

Interested homebuyers must be U.S. military veterans, first time home buyers or have not owned a home in the last three years, qualify for mortgage (approximate value $100,000), and earn an income at or below 80% of the national household median. Other restrictions may apply.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to apply, please contact Jean Brown, Executive Director, Green Extreme Homes CDC, Plano Housing Corporation, jbrown0106@cs.com, 214-906-1085.

*“Nine for 90” is part of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas 90th Anniversary Celebration presented by AT&T.  “Nine for 90” projects are presented by Texas Instruments and each championed by one of the nine Dallas Cowboys legends who have participated in the United Way-NFL partnership over the years. “Nine for 90” service projects focus on United Way’s impact areas of education, income and health—the building blocks for strong families and thriving communities.


Grants Received

Each year the City of Garland receives three grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  These grants are:

  1. Community Development Block Grant - CDBG
  2. HOME Partnership Grant - HOME
  3. Emergency Solutions Grant - ESG

Prior to receiving the yearly funding allocations, the City actively seeks input through a number of different avenues including a series of neighborhood meetings, a citizen survey and meetings with stakeholder groups.  The input provides guidance to City Council as they allocate funding to the various activities. 

Links

 

Homeowner Repair Services

New Homebuyer Programs

Homeless Information

 Plans and Reports