An additional $39.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act federal funds were approved by Harris County commissioners on March 26 to obtain or preserve more than 650 affordable housing units throughout the county.

Breaking it down

The county's Affordable Housing Multifamily Development Program aims to create long-term affordability by developing or preserving multifamily housing, according to county administration officials. The $39.8 million were approved to fund 677 units across six properties in the county.
  • Lost Oaks
  • Manson Place
  • Meridian on Cullen
  • New Hope Housing Avenue C
  • Tidwell Apartments
  • The Upland
Total approved federal funding for affordable housing is expected to exceed $115.6 million across 18 multifamily properties, which will ultimately result in preserving at least 1,812 units in the county, according to officials.

The big picture

Out of the $915.5 million in federal funding that was distributed to Harris County in March 2021 from the U.S. Department of Treasury, county officials who are managing the ARPA portfolio said Harris County is targeting the remaining funds toward affordable housing efforts. Federal guidelines require ARPA funds to be obligated by December.

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