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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 and community development  services to benefit eligible residents, so they can have access to livable neighborhoods and increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency.


A new Resources for Renters website has been launched by the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department as a central location for multiple tools and programs that can help renters secure safe, fair, and affordable housing. Many Austin renters spend more than half of their income on rent,  and may have specific needs, or be at risk of displacement due to a number of factors—e.g., redevelopment, rent increases, changes in property management, emergency situations, evictions, etc.

The Resources for Renters site is designed to address client needs, with information about locating rental housing, dealing with landlords, getting assistance in paying for rent or utilities, knowing legal rights when being evicted, securing transitional housing assistance, and helping children obtain support services in schools. In the future, the website will also contain contact information for affordable housing units to help households find affordable housing more easily. 

For further information on the Resources for Renters site, contact the NHCD at

Deadlines Announced For City Support for 2018 State Tax Credit Applications

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017.

The City of Austin and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) have announced deadlines for organizations seeking City support for their  9 percent Competitive Low Income Housing Tax Credit Applications for 2018.

Applicants seeking resolutions, as required in the 2018 Texas Qualified Allocation Plan administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), must submit a Request for City of Austin Resolutions Form and Project Summary Form.  All required forms, attachments, and information needs to be submitted to AHFC, 1000 E. 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Austin, TX 78702 by 5 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017.  In order to meet City Council agenda deadlines, no exceptions to this deadline can be made.

To meet TDHCA’s March 1, 2018 application deadline, the Austin City Council will likely consider applications at its February 1, 2018 meeting.

For more information, contact Ellis Morgan, Financial Analyst, at 512-974-3121 or by e-mail at

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-3100

Physical Address:

1000 E. 11th St., Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702

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