The Housing & Planning Department manages programs and partnerships to help Austinites looking to buy a home.

Homebuyer Education & Assistance (Web)

This page provides information on the following homebuyer resources:

  • Classes: Purchasing a first home can be confusing. Homebuyer education classes can help you determine if homeownership is right for you.
  • Down Payment Assistance Loans: 0%-interest loans for eligible first-time homebuyers to buy a home within Austin City Limits. 

Home Fraud Help (Web)

This page provides information on the following homebuyer resources:

  • Fair Housing & Fair Lending: Homebuyers have rights and protections against discrimination in housing choice and financing. Learn more about your rights and resources that can help.
  • To help homebuyers avoid mortgage fraud, there are resources that provide information, guidance, and legal assistance.

Homes for Sale (Web)

The City of Austin is a leading force in the creation of affordable housing. These homes are made possible through our incentive programs for developers and builders. These homes are available for sale to eligible low- and moderate-income households.