928 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
Phone (409) 643-5731
|Sheila Bowden, Program Coordinator||(409) 643-5731|
|Kelly Kistner, Admistrative Aide||(409) 643-5730|
|Shelia Dixon, Code Enforcement||(409) 643-5732|
|TCPD, Code Enforcement||(409) 643-5943|
The City of Texas City Community Development Department is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development Department provides various services throughout the City, and supports other City departments.
Some of the service activities that Community Development is responsible for includes, but is not limited to:
There are a few requirements that must be met for each program, and in most cases, there is a waiting list. However, the Community Development Department is here to help you create safe, clean neighborhoods that you can be proud live in.
Low and moderate income families who are eligible for first-time homebuyers assistance can receive up to $5,000 to assist with the down payment and closing cost towards their new home. Only Texas City residents are eligible for assistance and you must have been a Texas City resident for the past 12 months. Proof of residency is required.
The following table establishes an applicant's eligibility for First Time Homebuyer's Assistance. This table is based on maximum gross income and size. (HUD's 2013 income limits).
|Number in Household||Income|
|1||Less than $37,100|
|2||Less than $42,400|
|3||Less than $47,700|
|4||Less than $52,950|
|5||Less than $57,200|
|6||Less than $61,450|
|7||Less than $65,700|
Income verification will be verified by obtaining a copy of the past 2 years' W-2 annual wage forms and past 2 years' income tax return, social security statements, retirement benefits, and/or any other form of documentation necessary. Applicant must also be fully approved by a mortgage lender.
The primary objective of the Housing Rehabilitation program is to aid in the development of viable neighborhoods and communities by providing emergency repair assistance to low and moderate income families and to ensure a decent, safe and sanitary living environment. Any resident of Texas City wishing to apply for Housing Rehabilitation Assistance must complete an application. All information will be verified. Below is a list of some of the documentation that is required:
Code Enforcement activities were designed to ensure the health and safety of each neighborhood and the community. If left alone, these areas would become chaotic, unhealthy and dangerous.
Here are a few things you can do to improve your neighborhood and ensure its safety.
Install your address so that it can be seen from the street. This is for emergency response purposes and your safety.
Your Yard and Property
Do not store vehicles, furniture, or allow trash and junk to accumulate on your porch or property.
Keep grass and high weeds cut, including the alley area behind your house where rats, mice and snakes can hide.
Do not allow abandoned, junked or wrecked vehicles to remain on your property.
Get current registration and a current inspection sticker. Make sure your vehicle is operable.
Do not park your vehicle on the front or side lawn area.
Do not post notices, yard sale or garage sale signs on trees, utility poles, and traffic signs or on city easements.
Condemned structures are sometimes demolished. Demolition of substandard structures can occur when a structure has been inspected and determined to be substandard from deterioration, dilapidation, or if the structure is an immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community. Listed below are other reasons that a structure can be tagged:
The City of Texas City does not discriminate in the implementation of any of its programs to any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status, but administers its programs in a way as to further the policies of the Fair Housing Act.
Last Modified: 04/29/2013
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1801 9th Avenue North | P.O. Box 2608 | Texas City, Texas 77592-2608 | Phone: (409) 948-3111