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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.

Public Comment Sought for Draft FY 2017-18 Action Plan

The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) Department has released its Draft FY 2017-18 Action Plan for a 30-day comment period, which will end on June 26, 2017.

Each year, NHCD seeks participation and input from Austin residents, on the Action Plan to outline community needs, resources, priorities and proposed activities for continued federal funding the City of Austin expects to receive through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grants. 

The public is invited to review and comment upon the Draft FY 2017-18 Action Plan from May 23, 2017, through June 26, 2017, on the City’s web site at, at public hearings scheduled for June 13 and June 15, 2017, or at community locations in the notice in English and Información en Español.

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.