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 protect your housing assets as an owner. 

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. 

Homes for Sale

Are you looking to buy an affordable home in Austin? Low- to moderate-income earners may be eligible for affordable homes for sale by the city and participating Developer Incentive Program developers. You can also find more info on our non-profit builder partners here.