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Housing Services Referral List

The following is a referral list of housing services. The list is intended to be a starting point and as such is not exhaustive.

Note that the headings used are meant to help users locate information and that the services of a given agency may fall under multiple categories. 

For a more comprehensive database of services - please visit the 2-1-1 Texas Community Resource Database or call the 2-1-1 helpline. Anywhere in Texas, anyone can call 2-1-1 from a landline or cell phone line for free information and referrals to health and human service agencies.

Homebuyer Assistance

Foreclosure Prevention

  • Clearpoint CCS - Phone: (800) 750-2227
    A non-profit, nationwide, company that provides debt/credit counseling, debt management plans, mortgage default and foreclosure counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, pre and post bankruptcy counseling, pre and post home buying counseling, rental counseling and a whole list of financial education classes. Most of these at no cost for the community. We do one-on-ones here in the office, group classes, over the phone or even online.
  • Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas- Austin - Phone: (512) 447-0711
    HUD- approved agency that provides financial counseling including housing counseling and foreclosure prevention.
  • FrameWorks Community Development Corporation – Phone:(512) 385-1500
    Provides free foreclosure prevention counseling to families at risk of foreclosure and intervenes with banks to help families avoid foreclosure.
  • Homeowner Preservation Foundation- Phone: (888) 995-HOPE
    Free telephone- and web-based foreclosure prevention counseling for people who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
  • HUD-approved housing counseling agencies
    List of HUD-approved agencies that provide information and assistance on avoiding foreclosure. The current listing for Travis County includes: CCCS of Greater Dallas- Austin and Frameworks Community Development Corporation.
  • Making Home Affordable
    Federal program that helps homeowners reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels through the Home Affordable Refinance Program and the Home Affordable Modification Program.
  • The Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force
    Their website lists the network of HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counselors in Texas.

Housing and Credit Counseling

  • Clearpoint CCS - Phone: (800) 750-2227
    A non-profit, nationwide, company that provides debt/credit counseling, debt management plans, mortgage default and foreclosure counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, pre and post bankruptcy counseling, pre and post home buying counseling, rental counseling and a whole list of financial education classes. Most of these at no cost for the community. We do one-on-ones here in the office, group classes, over the phone or even online.

Housing Rehabilitation

Public Assisted Housing/Rent Subsidies

Tenant/Landlord Assistance and Disputes

  • Austin Tenant’s Council - Phone: (512) 474-7707
    Assistance with complaints regarding discrimination in the rental, sale, financing or appraising of housing.
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid  - Phone: (800) 369-9270
    Legal representation with housing problems.

Short-Term Housing Assistance

Emergency Financial Housing Assistance

Special-Needs Housing

  • Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area – Phone: (888) 622-9111
    Information referral for older adults including housing options.
  • Austin Integral Care – Phone: (512) 472-4357
    Assistance identifying subsidies, grants, and rental locations to assist adults with mental illness and locating temporary and long-term housing.
  • Austin Housing Finance Corporation – Phone: (512) 854-4743
    Barrier removal assistance for homeowners and renters who are elderly or have mobility impairments and low income
  • Family Eldercare – Phone: (512) 450-0844
    Transitional shelter for older adults and people with disabilities who are in need of temporary transitional housing. Family Eldercare Gardens also offers an affordable senior housing community in Central East Austin called Lyons Gardens.
  • Mary Lee Foundation - Phone: (512) 443-5777
    Provides affordable rental housing for people with physical or mental disabilities, and people with very low income.
  • Project Transitions Inc – Phone: (512) 454-8646
    Transitional, subsidized housing for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families at various locations.

Architectural Barrier Removal



Last Modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:28 PM

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