Community Development and Housing
Each year, the City of Irving counts and surveys its homeless population as part of a nationwide effor. The Community Development and Housing division is seeking volunteers to work this year’s survey on Jan. 25. The deadline to register is Jan. 12. Read on...
Some of the duties of the Community Development and Housing 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)
The Planning and Community Development Department, in conjunction with the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center Advisory Board, will hold a public input meeting to receive citizen input on the proposed expansion of Georgia Farrow Recreation Center. The meeting will be held at the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, 75061. Click on the links below for more information.
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 are encouraged to attend the next public meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr. at 6 pm.
Residents can also 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: