New resource is designed to help low and middle income home seekers.
AUSTIN – A new Affordable Housing Listing of income-restricted affordable housing units subsidized or incentivized by the City of Austin—including a map of their locations—has been posted online to assist low- and middle-income home seekers in the city.
The site is easy to use. It is divided into geographic regions across the city and links to individual developments’ websites, phone numbers, and describes the kinds of properties (e.g., single family or multi-unit) and the different housing types (senior, students, transitional, accessibility for persons with disabilities, and general residential housing). A navigable, digital map version of the listing helps home seekers locate housing developments in proximity to schools, employment, transportation, and amenities in the city.
This listing is regularly updated, but the rapidity and competitiveness of the Austin housing market prevents real-time vacancy information. Nevertheless, having the listing provides visitors a central location to see where developments are located, and lets them contact property managers directly to find out about unit availability and income-eligibility.
“This is a terrific addition to the Resources for Renters page, which serves as a central resource for information and tools that can help renters find safe and affordable housing,” said Rosie Truelove, Director of NHCD.
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