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Homebuyer & Homeowner Resources

Home Repair Programs

The Housing 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.

Homebuyer Education & Assistance

Buying a home in Austin? Income eligible first-time homebuyers may qualify for our Down Payment Assistance program. Learn how to complete Homebuyer Education courses to qualify. 

Home Fraud Help

Homeowners can be vulnerable to predatory investors and mortgage fraud. Beware of the red flags when it comes to housing scams. Learn more about Fair Housing, home owner protections and how to take action in the face of housing discrimination. 

Long-term Affordable Housing

Long-term housing generally refers to home ownership, whether it be individual homes or subdivisions, or multi-unit properties (e.g., duplexes, condominiums, etc.).  Availability of reasonably priced housing can be important to ensuring the affordability in communities citywide. The City of Austin strategically provides resources to help in the construction and preservation of such housing, as outlined below.