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Please join us in congratulating our newest HHS Division
Directors Ana Almaguel and Monique Coleman!

Ana Almaguel is our Public Health Division Director. For the past 11 years she has served as Planning Project Manager for public health. Ana joined Travis County Health and Human Services in June 2005 after serving as a nutritionist in the Peace Corps in Guatemala.

Monique Coleman is our Supportive Housing Division Director. She also serves as CDBG Program Director, a position held since 2020. Her extensive background in neighborhood revitalization, city planning and housing will provide a wealth of knowledge beneficial to Travis County residents.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) News

Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY24-28 Consolidated Plan and PY24 Action Plan

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY24-28 Consolidated Plan and PY24 Action Plan. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (español). Comments will be accepted for 30 days beginning June 19, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. and ending on July 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a public hearing on July 16, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. A draft of the proposed PY24-28 Consolidated Plan and PY24 Action Plan will be available for download on this website starting June 19, 2024.

Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments #4

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments #4. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (español). Comments will be accepted for 30 days beginning June 19, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. and ending on July 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a public hearing on July 16, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. A draft of the proposed PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments #4 along with related summaries will be available for download on this website starting June 18, 2024.

Invitation to attend CDBG PY24-28 ConPlan Fair Housing Assessment and Analysis of Impediments Public Hearing

Travis County invites the public to attend a public hearing that will be held on April 30, 2024, at 9:00 am at Travis County Commissioners Courtroom. Members of the public who wish to participate may appear in person or by calling the following toll-free number at the time of the public hearing: (800) 304-1055. The public can view the public hearing session online via a link that will be active by 9:00 am on the date of the public hearing, by clicking on the Commissioners Court Voting Session link for the specific public hearing date at: https://traviscotx.civicclerk.com/web/home.aspx. Residents within the Travis County CDBG service area jurisdiction, as well as residents from the central Texas region will have an opportunity to provide their opinions and valuable input on the Fair Housing Assessment and Analysis of Impediments, with a focus on housing and homelessness needs. The information collected will be instrumental in guiding the formulation of the CDBG Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2024 to 2028 (October 2024-September 2029). For more information, see the invitation in English and Spanish (español).
Can’t attend a public meeting regarding community needs? You may also participate by filling out a Participation Form (Fair Housing Assessment Survey).

Invitation to Participate in the PY24-28 Fair Housing Assessment and Analysis of Impediments Survey

As part of the upcoming five-year PY24-28 Consolidated Plan and annual PY24 Action Plan, Travis County is conducting a Fair Housing Assessment and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing survey to request input from the public within the Travis County CDBG Service Area as well as from residents throughout Central Texas.

The public is invited to take the PY24-28 Fair Housing Assessment Survey, which is available in English and in Spanish (en español), as well as a survey Regional Analysis of Impediments for organizations and focus groups (including residents) that is focused on determining whether impediments from five (5) years ago still exist and whether there are new impediments to consider.

 

Invitation to attend CDBG 2024 Community Needs Public Hearing

Travis County invites the public to attend a public hearing that will be held on March 26, 2024, at 9:00 am at Travis County Commissioners Courtroom. Members of the public who wish to participate may appear in person or by calling the following toll-free number at the time of the public hearing: (800) 304-1055. The public can view the public hearing session online via a link that will be active by 9:00 am on the date of the public hearing, by clicking on the Commissioners Court Voting Session link for the specific public hearing date at: https://traviscotx.civicclerk.com/web/home.aspx.

Residents will have the opportunity to present community needs and recommend projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to be used in the unincorporated areas of Travis County or anywhere in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills, Lakeway or Bee Cave. The information collected will help guide the selection of CDBG projects for the Program Year 2024 (October 2024-September 2025). For more information, see the invitation in English and Spanish (Español).

Can’t attend a public meeting regarding community needs? You may also participate by filling out a Participation Form (Needs Survey).

 

Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY22 Annual Report

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed Program Year 2022 (PY22) CDBG annual report known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Invitation is available in English and Spanish (español). Comments will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. on November 8th, 2023 to 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2023, or by participating in a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on November 14, 2023. Beginning November 8, 2023, a draft of the proposed PY22 CAPER will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg.

PY23 Action Plan Approved by the Travis County Commissioners Court and Now Available

The Travis County Commissioners Court approved the PY23 Action Plan and the document is now available for download on the Travis County CDBG Plans & Reports webpage at: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg/plans-reports

Travis County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2024 Community Needs Survey is now available.
This survey allows residents to tell us about community needs in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, and the unincorporated areas of Travis County that impact low- and moderate income families, persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. Your input will be used to help develop Travis County’s annual action plans for the approximately $1.3 million in annual CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It will also help inform other Travis County departments about needs in these areas of the county.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish (Español). In addition, copies will be available at the Travis County Community Centers or by requesting one be mailed to you.

Can’t attend a public meeting regarding community needs? You may also participate by filling out a Participation Form (Needs Survey).

Final Substantial Amendments to the Travis County CDBG PY16, PY17, and PY18 Action Plans
The final substantial amendments to the PY16, PY17, and PY18 Action Plans are available and can be downloaded below under “Documents”

CDBG webpage now available. The new webpage includes information on CDBG Project Evaluation Criteria and links to a document regarding which activities are eligible or ineligible for CDBG grant funding through the Travis County CDBG and related programs.

 

 

 

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.