The City has several programs for homeowners needing affordability and renovation assistance to stay in their homes and to avoid foreclosure. As increasing numbers of homeowners face financial pressures—in both the short or long term—the Austin is My Home website suggests several governmental and nonprofit resources that may be able to help find ways to meet mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure, or keep up on property taxes.
Home Repair and Accessibility Modification
Home repair or rehabilitation programs provide grants or forgivable loans to help low- and moderate-income Austinites stay in their homes and ensure those homes are safe, healthy and accessible. Services include foundation repairs, roofing, plumbing, electrical, drywall, HVAC, and making homes accessible for persons with disabilities.
Eligibility is limited to single-family, detached, and principal residences within Austin city limits with clear property title and not discharged from bankruptcy in the previous two years. Household income must be 80 percent or less of the Austin area median family income.
A Home Repair Application must be completed, signed, and submitted with all required supporting documentation. A Spanish version of the application is also available. Applications can be submitted by email at NHCDCS@austintexas.gov, by fax at 512-974-3161.
NHCD Home Repair Program
PO Box 1088
Austin, Texas, 78767
1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78702
Applications are processed within 30 days, but construction scheduling varies based on need, project size, and repairs needed. Applicants will be assigned a construction coordinator to oversee the project. Call 512-974-3100, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Optional Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance is available under federal grants programs overseen by the City of Austin. Relocation assistance is not required, but should be viewed as a commitment on behalf of the City to provide adequate temporary housing to low-to-moderate income households that do not exceed 80% of the Median Family Income. You can read the Optional Relocation Assistance Guidelines.