Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has announced a competitive Request for Proposals process for developers interested in constructing income-restricted affordable housing on two AHFC-owned properties located in East Austin at 900 Gardner Road and at 1127 Tillery Street. 

The 900 Gardner Road Development is a six-acre property located in the Johnston Terrace neighborhood of East Austin.  Priority will be given to proposals that include units restricted to deep levels of affordability below 50 percent of Median Family Income (MFI), provide affordable owner-occupied units for households earning at or below 80 percent of the area MFI, and include a higher proportion of affordable multi-bedroom units and dedicated continuum of care units for persons experiencing homelessness. 

900 Gardner Road Request for Proposals

900 Gardner Road Environmental Site Assessment

900 Gardner Road Survey

900 Gardner Road Development Budget, Operating Proforma, and Sales Data

900 Gardner Clarification Document

Pre-Submittal Meeting for 1127 Tillery Request For Proposals


The 1127 Tillery Street Development is a 5.1-acre property located at 1127 Tillery Street in the Govalle neighborhood of East Austin.  Priority will be given to proposals that include units restricted to deep levels of affordability below 50 percent of MFI and that provide affordable owner-occupied units for households earning at or below 80 percent of MFI.  In addition, priority will be given to proposals that integrate development in a way that maximizes the preservation of an existing pecan orchard that is to be dedicated as parkland, and preserves Protected and Heritage Trees on the site.  The detailed RFP for the Tillery Street Development is available here.

1127 Tillery Request For Proposals

1127 Tillery Environmental Site Assessment

1127 Tillery Survey

1127 Tillery Development Budget, Operating Proforma, and Sales Data

1127 Tillery Clarification Document

Pre-Submittal Meeting for 1127 Tillery Request For Proposals

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS MIDNIGHT SATURDAY JULY 25, 2020.  Proposals must be postmarked prior to the submission deadline to be considered for award under this solicitation.  Proposals should be mailed to the Austin Housing Finance Corporation, identifying the specific project:

Attn: Alan Fish (1127 Tillery RFP) or  Alan Fish (900 Gardner RFP)
1000 E. 11th Street
Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78702

Upon selection by the Board of Directors, AHFC will work to execute an agreement to develop the properties before the end of the calendar year. 

Questions regarding this RFP may be directed to either of the authorized AHFC contacts Alan Fish, AHFC Procurement Specialist, at alan.fish@austintexas.gov or Travis Perlman, AHFC Project Coordinator, at travis.perlman@austintexas.gov.