Community Development/Housing department is responsible for the City of Beaumont’s revitalization efforts within our city and jurisdiction. Our objective is to develop viable urban communities by proving assistance (grants) to persons, primarily those who are elderly and/or disabled, that are qualified as low to moderate income.  The home has to be their principal place of residence, not rental property, (unoccupied, condemned, and or tagged homes are ineligible to apply for this program) they must be current on their property taxes and have proof of insurance coverage on the home (fire insurance is the minimum).  The goal of the Housing Rehabilitation/Minor Repair Program is to provide a safe home for economically disadvantaged residents.
The amount of assistance that can be provided for each home is up to $24,999.00.  A lien will be placed on the property for a period of (5) years in an effort to ensure that the property owner will continue to live in the home and not sale the home once it has been repaired.  If the homeowner decides to sell the home within the five (5) period, they are obligated to repay the grant funds they were awarded to the City. Once the five years have expired, a release of the lien will be prepared and filed at the Jefferson County courthouse, releasing the homeowner from any further obligation to the City.

CDBG 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

H.U.D. Website

Housing Tax Credit Application Deadline
Any group requesting a Resolution from the City of Beaumont related to Housing Tax Credit applications must provide a request in writing no later than December 1st to be considered. The request should include the location of the proposed project as well as the number of units proposed. Please send notifications to the following:

Chris Boone, Director
City of Beaumont
Planning & Community Development Department
801 Main, Suite 201
Beaumont, TX 77701

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (409)880-3763.

Available Programs for Residents

*All programs are funded through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are subject to federal program compliance requirements and the actual availability of federal funding. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval or assistance. The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the Department of Energy.

Down Payment Assistance is available for first-time homebuyers who purchase an existing or newly constructed home inside the Beaumont city limits.

Program Information

Program Application

Owner Occupied Minor Rehabilitation Assistance is available to homeowners who need assistance with repairs to their principal place of residence.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TO APPLICATION>> Owner Occupied Minor Rehab Application

What is Housing Discrimination?

Under the Federal Fair Housing Act, you have the right to rent, purchase, or finance housing without discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (families with children under 18), or disability, Additionally, under the Fair Housing Act, you also have the right to select housing regardless of your source of income (for example, if you receive state, local, or federal government assistance, including housing vouchers).

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family homes sold or rented without the use of a broker and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

How to Recognize Housing Discrimination?

Most Housing discrimination doesn’t always mean having a door slammed in your face or bigoted remark directed your way.  Unsuspecting renters or home buyers may be politely turned away from housing of their choice, even though they are qualified.

How to File a Complaint?

Anyone who believes that he/she is a victim of Housing discrimination or harassment, may file a complaint with:

Fair Housing Officer
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
801 Cherry, 27th Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817.978.5900 or 1.888.560.8913
To file electronically visit


No. The city has a Down Payment Assistance program to first-time, qualified home buyers.  

Not at this time. The city did receive funding during Covid 19 to assist our residents with rent payments and that fund has been exhausted. 

We are a separate entity. You can learn more about Beaumont Housing Authority here: 


The CDBG application is open once annually on our website. 

These members are appointed by Council to serve a two-year term.