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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.

Input Sought on Proposed Amendments to Citizen Participation Plan

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which encourages citizen input when developing programmatic planning for affordable and fair housing, community development, economic development and public services in the city.

The public can review the proposed amendments during the 15-day comment period from September 26 through October 10. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email until 5 pm, October 10. Comments should include a name, address, and phone number.  Email submissions should be sent to NHCD@austintexas.gov. Mailed comments should be addressed to:

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department
Attn: Citizen Participation Plan
P. O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767

The public is invited to attend and provide input at the public hearings planned for:

  • Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm before the Community Development Commission (CDC) meeting at the Street-Jones Building Room 400A, 1000 E. 11th Street.
  • Thursday, November 9, at 4 pm before the Austin City Council in Council Chambers at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street.

US HUD Income Limits Chart for HOME/CDBG in 2017 Available

The 2017 median family income (MFI) limits for the Austin-Round Rock area, which establish eligibility for US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants and HOME Investment Partnerships, are available online

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.