NHCD’s Planning, Policy and Outreach (PPO) division works city-wide planning initiatives to increase housing affordability and conducts community outreach, educational forums, citizen engagement, and research on housing and community development issues impacting the City of Austin.
The Resolutions and Initiatives page describes all active initiatives and resolutions assigned by the Austin City Council to NHCD, including project status and related deliverables (i.e., memos, reports, websites, guidelines, or contracts) and the contact information for NHCD staff.
The Reports and Publications site contains Updates on Council Actions, Research studies, Maps, Memos, and Reports (including the U.S. Housing and Urban Development annual Action Plans and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports.
The site includes our U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) Reports. NHCD is the single point of contact and the lead agency for entitlement grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG). The reports include the Five-Year Consolidated Action Plan, the Annual Action Plans, and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The Austin Housing Trust Fund (HTF) supports the development and rehabilitation of owner occupied homes, rental housing development, and acquisition of property for use as affordable housing. City Council established HTF in 1999 with a $1 million annual investment over three years. Ongoing financing comes from an allotment of 40 percent of City property tax revenues from developments for affordable housing built on previously publicly owned land.
The Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint is the City’s strategy to maintain and create affordable housing for a range of incomes throughout the city, as envisioned in Imagine Austin. Approved by City Council in 2017, the Blueprint helps identify potential regulations, suggests funding mechanisms, and facilitates community partnerships to ensures a unified strategic direction to achieve housing goals.
The Affordable Housing Inventory is a dataset of income-restricted affordable housing funded and/or incentivized by the City of Austin and/or the Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). The inventory is part of the City’s Open Data Portal, which provides easy access to open data about city government in an effort to spark innovation, promote public collaboration, increase government transparency, and give city leaders information necessary for evidence-based decision making.