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NHCD: Providing Opportunities and Changing Lives

The mission of the City of Austin's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) is to provide housing, community development and small business development services to benefit eligible residents, so they can have access to livable neighborhoods and increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency.

To accomplish our mission, NHCD directly administers a variety of programs to serve the community's housing, community development and economic development needs and provides grant funding to various agencies and non-profit organizations.

NHCD Program Income Limits for 2017 Announced

Housing and financial empowerment programs are designed to assist Austin's moderate- and low-income residents and families. There are income restrictions for many of these programs set by state and federal guidelines. Each program has different eligibility requirements.  Access current Income Limits for NHCD programs.

To find out more about the City's efforts regarding Homestead Preservation Districts, visit the Homestead Preservation District page here.

To learn more about the City's policies, programs, and initiatives, visit the Policies and Initiatives page here.

City Seeks Proposals from Nonprofits for Home Repair ($2.5 Million Available)

The Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) announces the upcoming availability of $2.5 million in funding for the G.O. Repair! program and currently seeks applications from experienced nonprofit organizations to provide home repair services. Services will benefit low- to moderate-income families and individuals whose household income is at or below 80 percent of the area Median Family Income (MFI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The G.O. Repair! program addresses substandard housing conditions of low- and moderate-income homeowners residing within the corporate city limits of the city of Austin. The program provides financial assistance to make repairs that will eliminate health and safety hazards and/or improve accessibility.  This program also seeks to remove logistical barriers between local organizations currently operating home repair programs, reduce or eliminate waiting lists, and build the capacity of local nonprofits to provide specific types of home repairs for qualified people.

Sealed applications relating to this NOFA are due prior to 3:00 p.m., August 24, 2017, at the office of Austin Housing Finance Corporation at 1000 East 11th St., 2nd Floor, Austin, TX 78702.

Questions regarding the NOFA process or program requirements may be directed to Alan Fish at 512-974-3188 or by e-mail at

To download the application format, evaluation criteria, and program guidelines, please visit the G.O. Repair! website.