Community Development Division
Some of the duties of the Community Development division include:
- Manage the home restoration program.
- Administer the down payment assistance program.
- Help construct and rehabilitate affordable homes in the community.
- Provide social services.
- Provide homeless services.
The Planning and Community Development Department annually receives grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development and Housing division administers three primary HUD grants:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME)
Assessment of Fair Housing
The City of Irving, along with seven north Texas cities and 15 north Texas housing authorities, is collaborating on a Regional Assessment of Fair Housing. The collaboration enables participants to address fair housing issues that cross jurisdictional lines. The focus is on a local approach that will work best for communities within our region.
Consultants from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have been conducting public meeting and focus groups, on the behalf of City of Irving, to gain feedback from residents on fair housing issues. UTA has developed a website to provide information on the regional process that can be viewed below.
Residents can provide feedback by completing a short online survey below.
Section 8 Information
The City of Irving does not currently administer Section 8 rental assistance vouchers; however, it does accept the vouchers. Contact one of the following Housing Authorities for assistance: