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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


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 so be sure to check on the specific criteria of the program you are interested in.

Check your annual household income against the current income limits (effective June 15, 2017) for HOME and CDBG respectively set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The limits are based on the HUD median family income (called MFI for short) in the Austin-Round Rock area. Learn more about HUD's methodology for setting income limits, or read more about rent and income limits issued by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.


Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-3100

Physical Address:

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

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Open Hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.