Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & HOME Investment Partnership Programs

ATTENTION:  Currently, the CDBG and HOME Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs is oversubscribed and the City is NOT accepting Request for assistance.  Unfortunately, the need for assistance outweighs the amount of funding available.  Although hundreds of residents have requested and are awaiting assistance, each year only a small number of them will actually receive assistance due to the limited resources available.


How the Program Works

The Grants and Housing Department receives prospective applicants by walk-ins, telephone, and referrals from health care agencies. The department is responsible for:

  • Certification and selection of repair contractors
  • Coordinating with other home repair and social service providers
  • Documentation of applicant eligibility
  • Initial assessment of housing condition
  • Inspection of housing units
  • Monitoring construction work
  • Preparation of general work specifications
The program is implemented in conjunction with other community and social service programs, which may provide additional home repair funds.


  •  The applicant must be the owner occupant of the residence within the City limits of Galveston

Home Improvement Loan Program

Low and moderate income homeowners that reside in the City of Galveston's low-moderate income areas as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and wish to renovate their homes, may be eligible for a home improvement loan through the Grants and Housing Department.

Available assistance includes deferred payment loans (DPL) for single-family housing rehabilitation. Multifamily rehabilitation assistance is not available.

For more information, contact the Grants and Housing Department at 409-797-3820.

To access the Housing Rehabilitation Program application, please visit the online forms page.

Fair Markets Rents

The Grants and Housing Department uses the fair market rents (FMR) established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine allowable rents. The rents may be adjusted based upon income levels or utility expenses, when applicable.

Current Rents

Efficiency ($) One Bedroom ($) Two Bedroom ($) Three Bedroom ($) Four Bedroom ($)
$599 $721 $890 $1,215 $1,563