HousingWorks is an education, research, and advocacy organization. As such, we do not provide affordable housing directly but work alongside those who do. There are also many resources that regularly update listings and requirements.
Below is a list of organizations who provide direct housing, though more may be available. Before reaching out to these learn what your Median Family Income (MFI) standing is by referring to this chart. This will determine your eligibility for programs around town.
If you are in need of affordable home repairs, please refer to your MFI standing and then reach out to the Austin Housing Repair Coalition.
The City’s Affordable Housing Search Tool contains a listing of all rental income-restricted affordable housing within the City of Austin. This includes income-restricted units from governmental agencies (Housing Authority City of Austin, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development, Housing Authority of Travis County, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs) and some market-rate properties that accept a large number of Housing Choice Vouchers.
Local Housing Providers
Accessible Housing Austin: Provides housing for a diverse range of Austinites with disabilities, including adults and children with mobility impairments, visual impairment, chronic illness, and other physical and emotional disabilities.
Austin Habitat for Humanity: Provides homeownership opportunities for low-income families and individuals.
Blackland Community Development Corporation: Provides neighborhood-targeted housing and resources for low-income families in a range of settings including single-family homes, duplexes, and an apartment complex.
Caritas of Austin: Permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing services for people experiencing homelessness.
Foundation Communities: Provides an array of housing-related and social services, including rental opportunities, financial coaching, and healthy living initiatives.
Frameworks Community Development Corporation: Rehabilitates homes to turn them into affordable rentals for low-income families and individuals.
Green Doors: Affordable rental housing variety of people struggling with poverty/homelessness, including veterans, persons with disabilities, and single-parent families.
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation: Affordable homeownership and rental opportunities for East Austin families.
Housing Authority of the City of Austin: Providing public and subsidized housing rentals.
Jeremiah Program: Housing and resources for low-income single mothers.
LifeWorks Austin: Pathway housing for runaway and homeless youth, young parents, and youth who are aging out of the foster care system.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes: Provides supportive housing and community for people experiencing homelessness.
Mueller Foundation: Affordable homeownership opportunities in the Mueller Development.
Rebekah Baines Johnson Center: Independent, affordable living center for seniors (62+) and people with disabilities.
SAFE Alliance: Offering transitional and permanent supportive housing for individuals and families escaping abuse and violence.
Saigebrook Development LLC: Numerous affordable rental properties in town, must apply separately for the different properties.
Saint Louise House: Stable housing and wrap-around services for single mothers experiencing homelessness.
Among these resources, we hope that you will be able to find an affordable housing choice that meets your needs. Questions? Please contact us.