Community Development and Housing
The City of Irving’s Community Development division (formerly Housing and Human Services Department) helps provide housing-related and social services to stabilize neighborhoods and to help reduce the effects of poverty on Irving residents through the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) funds.
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) Opens a New Window.
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Opens a New Window.
- Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME) Opens a New Window.
These programs help improve quality of life for those in need who qualify.
Public comment period open for the five-year consolidated plan, annual action plan, and analysis of impediments
The Planning and Community Development Department is seeking public comments regarding its proposed 2019-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 2019-2020 Action Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan presents policies, strategies, programs and projects for housing, community and economic development needs that will be undertaken by the City of Irving with federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The proposed Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing identifies impediments and suggests remedial actions to affirmatively further fair housing in the City of Irving.
A public hearing will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 prior to the Irving City Council Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Irving Civic Center.
All comments must be received no later than Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Planning and Community Development Department.
For more information or to review these documents, click below:
- Legal Notice
- Five-Year Consolidated Plan – DRAFT
- Analysis of Impediment - DRAFT
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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:
- Arlington Housing Authority Opens a New Window. at (817) 275-3351
- Fort Worth Housing at (817) 335-4091
- Dallas Housing Authority Opens a New Window. at (214) 951-8300
- Grand Prairie Housing Authority Opens a New Window. at (972) 237-8176