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

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. 

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.

Homes For Sale
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.

Mortgage Fraud Protection
To help homebuyers avoid mortgage fraud, there are resources that provide information, guidance, and legal assistance.