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Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
Approved Amount: $ 0
Approved FTE: 0.00
Department Director: Rosie Truelove - Director
Department Website: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/housing
Department Phone: 512-974-3100

Department Mission:
The Housing & Planning Department partners with the community to shape a more equitable Austin and to prevent the displacement of people and services, using planning disciplines and affordable housing resources.

Department Goals:

Create people centered plans and policies to support pedestrian oriented places that promote transit, jobs, and affordable housing opportunities.

Facilitate long-range planning opportunities to promote the creation of walkable, mixed-use, and mixed-income communities.

Collaborate with community members to honor and learn from Austin’s distinctive physical and cultural qualities to help sustain a multi-ethnic city.

Prevent displacement of renters by providing tenant stabilization resources.

Address housing challenges in Austin by creating and preserving affordable housing units especially in high opportunity and gentrifying areas.

Transform community engagement processes to yield more inclusive, equitable, and effective outcomes for people of color, low-income persons, and renters.

Identify and address systemic municipal racial bias and discrimination in housing and planning by focusing programs, plans, and projects to benefit historically excluded communities.