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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.


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. 

Project Connect Anti-Displacement

Project Connect anti-displacement initiatives led by the Housing and Planning department are underway. On this page you'll find: background information; funding opportunities; the Nothing About Us Without Us report, map series, and equity tool that serve as the guiding framework for developing investment strategies; and ways to engage. 

Resources for Renters

During these uncertain times, we hope to help residents find stability in housing. Here you will find information specific to tenants. Our resources include language translation assistance, childcare, homelessness support services, assistance with landlord issues & eviction, and help finding rental units. 

Tenant Stabilization and Renters Rights

The City helps low income tenants get legal representation related to emergency eviction counseling, representation, and prevention services. Here you can learn more about your rights as a tenant, Fair Housing laws and learn more about tenant stabilization.