There will be no trash pickup on Christmas and New Year’s days. Garbage collection will be delayed one day from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5. So, Monday’s routes will be serviced on Tuesday. Tuesday’s routes will be serviced on Wednesday, and so on into Saturday during the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Routes for commercial customers will also lag by a day during that two-week span. City offices will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Community & Housing Support secures Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development of viable urban communities by expanding the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low- to moderate-income people.
CDBG assists families through a combination of grants and low-interest loans for home owner housing rehabilitation, home owner emergency repairs, and demolition of substandard structures. The HOME program provides down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time homebuyers who are approved by a participating lender (see program brochure), and offers temporary tenant-based rental assistance through MHMR. 
The implementation and operation of the CDBG and HOME programs conform to the policies and guidelines established by HUD and the City Council.

Fair housing complaints

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can contact the City’s fair housing officer, Bob Salas, at 325-655-0824. You can also visit  this site if you are alleging a violation of HUD program regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status.

More info

New: 2017 Annual Action Plan Draft

New: 2016 CAPER Draft

LIHTC Application 

2016 Annual Action Plan

2015 CAPER

LIHTC policy

Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

2015-19 Consolidated Plan

AHAP guidelines 

Program brochure

Indigent cremations

Housing guidelines

Target area maps: all areas

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