Housing & Community Development

About Us

We work with the community through numerous programs allowing applicants within the City of Waco to apply for aid with some priority housing needs. For more information click on the appropriate link or call (254) 750-5656.


The City of Waco receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City is a direct recipient of the grants below.

What is the goal?

Activities undertaken must meet one of the three following HUD National Objectives:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons 
  • Elimination of slum or blight
  • Meet an urgent community need

Fair Housing

Fair Housing

What is the Fair Housing Act?

The Fair Housing Act protects buyers and renters from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and familial status (including anticipation that children may become part of a household).

How do I report housing discrimination?

If an individual believes they have experienced housing discrimination, they can file a complaint with their local Fair Housing Officer.

HOME-ARP Draft Allocation Plan

The City of Waco is providing a 18-day public comment period regarding the submission of its proposed Draft Allocation Plan. The total amount of grant funding to be allocated for the HOME-ARP Program is $2,539,867. The full Draft Allocation Plan is available below and at our local libraries.    

Draft Allocation Plan - English (PDF, 2MB)

Draft Allocation Plan - Spanish (PDF, 2MB)

Comments can be shared through any of the following methods:

  • Email: priscillaa@wacotx.gov
  • Mail:
    City of Waco, Housing & Community Development
    Attention: Priscilla Ard, Senior Housing Program Analyst. 

    PO BOX 2570
    Waco, TX 76702-2570

  • Fax: (254) 750-5604


Funding Amount Percent of the Grant Statutory Limit
Supportive Services $ 0.00 0%  
Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters $ 500,000.00 20%  
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) $0.00 0%


Development of Affordable Rental Housing $ 1,658,886.95 65%  
Non-Profit Operating $ 0.00 0% 5%
Non-Profit Capacity Building $ 0.00 0% 5%
Administrative and Planning $380,980.05 15% 15%
Total HOME-ARP Allocation $ 2,539,867.00    


Small Business Owners


Annual Action Plan

The City of Waco has prepared the DRAFT Annual Action Plan. The plan summarizes housing and community development activities as well as the proposed expenditure of CDBG and HOME program funds for the program year 2022 (PY22). View the DRAFT by clicking the link below. 

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

At the end of every program year, City of Waco is required to prepare the CAPER. The report summarizes housing and community development activities for the program year 2021(PY21). View the report by clicking the link below.

Waco Strategic Housing Plan

Strategies to End Homelessness