Austin Housing Coalition

Founded in 2003, the Austin Housing Coalition (formerly the CHDO Roundtable) represents the community of “housers” across Austin and Central Texas. We are nonprofit housing developers, housing and policy experts, and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe, affordable housing for Austin residents. Our members work to house people experiencing homelessness, repair the houses of low-income homeowners, provide quality affordable rental housing, and empower low-income households to become successful, first-time homebuyers.

As members of the Austin Housing Coalition, we are intimately familiar with the barriers low-income Austinites face in obtaining safe, decent and affordable housing; whether that be a chronically homeless woman living on the streets or a single father struggling to feed and house his children on minimum wage. We serve and advocate on behalf of the housing needs of Austin’s low-income populations, including: seniors, young adults aging out of foster care, families with children, persons with disabilities, chronically and non-chronically homeless, veterans, and low-income students.

What We Do:


Advocacy

Advocacy:

We advocate for city, state and national policies that create opportunities for more affordable housing


Networking

Networking:

Our monthly meetings provide our members the opportunity to collectively problem solve, discuss critical issues related to affordable housing, and learn from one another


Training

Training:

We promote best practices for developing and providing affordable housing through training opportunities for our members

 

Posts

Affordability Unlocked

Dear Mayor and Council Members, Austin Housing Coalition (AHC) is reaffirming its unwavering support for the Affordability Unlocked program that was adopted in May 2019 by the Austin City Council. Since adoption, the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has certified 26 projects in all city districts, while 46 applications were filed to use the… Read more Affordability Unlocked

QAP Screening Comments

The Austin Housing Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit agencies and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the creation, improvement, and preservation of affordable housing for the Austin community. We believe in providing safe, quality, affordable housing options to all types of people, including those who have been involved in the criminal justice… Read more QAP Screening Comments

Fair Chance Housing Resolution Statement of Support

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit entities and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe affordable housing for Austin residents. Today, the Executive Committee of the Austin Housing Coalition voted to support the Fair Chance Housing Resolution, Item 94 on Austin City Council’s June 11th… Read more Fair Chance Housing Resolution Statement of Support

LDC Second Revision Comments

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition (formerly the CHDO Roundtable) has represented the community of “housers” across Austin and Central Texas since its founding in 2003. We are nonprofit housing developers, housing and policy experts, and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe, affordable housing for Austin… Read more LDC Second Revision Comments