Regional Housing Coordination

Access to decent affordable housing is a fundamental human need. Maintaining an adequate supply of housing is also an important component of a community's economic vitality and overall quality of life.

Regional Housing Plan

In 2020, H-GAC developed a high-level plan as a first step in identifying shared challenges and exploring ways the agency can support the efforts of the region’s local governments in achieving a range of housing choices that will sustain their future needs.

The first phase of this plan focuses on local governments within and including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties. H-GAC will incorporate the housing initiatives of the City of Houston, Harris County, and the cities contained therein in the future.

Regional Housing Plan

Fair Housing Act

The National Fair Housing Act, as amended, prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it a national policy to provide, within constitutional limits, for fair housing within the United States. The H-GAC Board of Directors recognizes April as Fair Housing Month for the Gulf Coast State Planning Region. H-GAC urges that all citizens of the Gulf Coast Region become aware of and support fair housing law.

Fair Housing Act

Multi-colored ribbon with phone numbers for HUD-1-800-669-9777

Past Workshops

Housing for the Future: A Regional Conversation

This summit brought together housing experts and local officials from across the region to discuss a broad vision for the region's housing and the specific strategies that can be used to increase housing availability, quality, and choice across rural, suburban, and urban communities.

Agenda

Presentations

Housing for the Future: A Regional Conversation
Additional Slides - Housing Costs and Burdens
Jeff Taebel, FAICP, H-GAC

Housing Trends in North Texas
Mark Meyer, TBG Dallas

Housing Trends in Houston
Lawrence Dean, Metrostudy

Housing for the Future
B.J. Simon, Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation

Resources