The purpose of the Community Development Department is to support the City of Pasadena through the development of affordable housing opportunities, improvement of public facilities/infrastructure, administration of public service activities, and the implementation of emergency solutions to reduce homelessness throughout the community.
Programs administered by the Community Development Department are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and include:
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
This Resource Packet (PDF) contains numbers to multiple organizations that may be able to assist your needs.
National Fair Housing Month in April marks the anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Law of 1968 and increases efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights. Designed to protect Americans from discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on: race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment), familial status, and disability.
During the entire month of April, organizations and local, state and federal agencies host events across the country celebrating the anniversary and raising awareness about the Fair Housing Act.
The City of Pasadena Community Development Department continuously promotes fair housing choice through the participation in trainings, seminars, community events and workshops. Information materials are available to all residents and provided to all program participants. Community Development staff will be in attendance at the 2023 Southeast Harris County Annual Hurricane Workshop and Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee Community Health and Safety Fair on June 3, 2023 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507 to provide information materials and answer questions regarding fair housing. Staff will also be in attendance at the Madison Jobe Senior Center Easter dance on April 14, 2023 from 1 pm – 2 pm located at 1700 Thomas Ave., Pasadena, TX 77506.
Furthermore, the Community Development Department has partnered with the Pasadena Libraries to host a storybook reading of “When Chocolate Milk Moved In” by Ken Harvey targeted to ages 4-8 years old to be read during the month of April. The reading will be held on April 27, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Fairmont Library located at 4330 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77504.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) maintains up to date information about the Fair Housing Act and housing discrimination across the country. You can learn more by visiting the link below or contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: