Housing Finance Corporation
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 1560
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9116
Fax: (512) 854-4210
The Travis County Housing Finance Corporation was created in 1980 to assist in meeting the housing needs of low and moderate-income families in Travis County. The Corporation provides single-family home ownership (including down payment assistance) opportunities to first time homebuyers who meet certain income requirements. In addition, the Corporation issues tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction or acquisition of multi-family apartments that must provide rental units to certain low and moderate-income families.
The self-sufficiency program includes counseling and services tailored to the household’s needs as well as housing assistance through the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (“TBRA”) program.
Travis County Homebuyer Assistance Program
We are currently out of funds for this program. We are working to offer a new program. Please check back in a few months.
For links to homebuyer assistance programs from other local entities: Additional Homebuyer Assistance Resources.
The Corporation issues bonds for approved multifamily projects. While bond issues are not limited to affordable multifamily housing, the Corporation does place an emphasis on assisting persons of low and moderate income in obtaining safe, decent housing they can afford. It is the Corporation’s goal to promote efficient and well-planned growth and development, including the limitation and prevention of potential urban blight and proper coordination with surrounding uses, including mass transit if possible.
Multifamily Bond Program
To apply for multifamily bonds, through the Corporation, most application materials are available below. Please contact Andrea Shields or Karen Thigpen directly for the required Residential Development Questionnaire (Excel spreadsheet), or if there are any questions or concerns.
- Application for Financial Participation and Indemnification
- Agreement to Issue Bonds
- Policy Guidelines for Receiving and Approving Applications for Financial Participation in Residential Developments
Samuel T. Biscoe, President
Sarah Eckhardt, Vice President
Margaret Gomez, Secretary
Gerald Daugherty, Treasurer
Ron Davis, Assistant Secretary
Andrea Shields, Manager
Karen Thigpen, Assistant Corporations Manager
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, L.L.P.
8310 Capital of Texas Highway, North, Suite 490
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: (512) 479-0300
Fax: (512) 474-1901
D. Ladd Pattillo
D. Ladd Pattillo & Associates, Inc.
3355 Bee Caves Road, Suite 204
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: (512) 328-5224
Fax: (512) 328-3251
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:36 AM