The Community Development Department's goal is to develop and revitalize communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, expanding economic opportunities and human services for persons of low and moderate income.


The Community Development Department is comprised of the following divisions:

Code Enforcement

Housing Rehabilitation Services

Homebuyer Assistance Program

Demolition Program

 Elderly & Disabled Lawn Mowing Program

Work Force Housing-Mixed Income Housing Development


The Community Development Department is also responsible for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds. These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist multiple departments in providing Odessans with services that keep our City in working order and a great place to reside.  An example of City departments and local organizations that have applied and received HUD funding in the past include:   

  Public Works


Family Promise of Odessa

Odessa Affordable Housing, Inc

Crisis Center of West Texas

Salvation Army of Odessa

 Parks and Recreation

Permian Basin Community Centers

Community Development
119 W 4th Street, Suite 104
Odessa, TX 79761                                                     
Phone: (432) 335-4820         
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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