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Housing and Displacement Prevention

Affordable Housing Online Search Tool (AHOST)

Looking for affordable rental housing in the City of Austin?  Search the Affordable Housing Online Search Tool (AHOST) by entering in your household income and household size to view affordable rental properties.

Austin Is My Home

Austin is uniquely Austin because of the people who live here. Learn and apply for resources to help with financial stress, predatory investors and upgrades for your home to help you age in place.

COVID-19 Help

Residents of Austin whose finances have been impacted by COVID-19 may find the following housing resources helpful. Our department has various financial assistance programs including RENT, Mortgage Assistance, and Utility Assistance to help homeowners and renters during the pandemic. 

Displacement Prevention

Our Displacement Prevention Division is tasked with developing and leading programming and outreach to prevent the displacement of vulnerable communities, which will include $300 million over 13 years in anti-displacement funding approved by voters in November 2020 as part of Project Connect Proposition A.

Displacement Prevention Navigator Pilot Program

The Displacement Prevention Navigator pilot program aims to help people stay in their homes and communities. Paid Navigators will be recruited from local communities to participate in a pilot program. Acting as a bridge between communities and resource providers.

Homebuyer Education & Assistance

The Housing & Planning department strives to improve choice and access in housing to all residents. We provide down payment assistance and affordable housing options for eligible potential home buyers. Learn more about your protections as a homeowner and how to avoid housing scams. 

Home Repair Programs

The Housing & Planning Department has several home repair programs for income-eligible Austinites. These programs help with home repairs and modifications with the goal to help Austinites stay in their homes.