Division of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization
Our mission is to promote the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Programs while eliminating blight, and providing safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing for the citizens of our community in an efficient, courteous and timely manner.
The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Division offers programs and services that provide affordable housing opportunities to the low-moderate income residents of our community. We administer a variety of programs for housing that is financed and funded by federal, state, and local sources. We strive to enhance affordable living, strengthen and revitalize communities through housing and neighborhood investment to safeguard life, health and property.
The Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Division administers entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). These grants are the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME). Both funding sources are formula-based programs that primarily benefit low/moderate-income neighborhoods, non-profit organizations, persons, and households within the community.
In addition, the Division also administers the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP 1) Grant that is a HUD funded program authorized by the Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008” (HERA) as a supplemental allocation for the CDBG Program.
The NSP 1 Program is administered through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). The program is designed to help get rid of the blight in communities. Through the NSP 1 Program the City purchased abandoned properties with delinquent taxes at a Sheriff Auction. The properties are maintained in a Land Bank Program and are used for new construction activities, conveyed to participants in the Side Lot Program, Disaster Recovery & Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs.
The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Division team has extensive housing experience and is well versed in the various housing program projects and regulations. Our housing programs and projects range from helping to build a positive City image by beautifying neighborhoods to creating a livable downtown to generate investment interest. We are here to provide helpful, informative, and courteous customer service to the Port Arthur City residents interested in housing programs.
2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan serves as a planning document meeting the federal government statutory requirements in 24 CFR 91.200-91.230, with revisions for preparing a Consolidated Plan and guiding the use of CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG funding based on applications to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The major sections of the Consolidated Plan include a Housing Market Analysis, Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment, 5-Year Strategic Plan (PDF), a 1-Year Action Plan, and Consultation and Citizen Participation, with accompanying documentation relating to public comment. The Strategic Plan addresses specific needs that were identified in the data analysis, with specific goals and program targets for each category designated for funding. The Action Plan is a subset of the Strategic Plan, addressing funding options for the next fiscal year.