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Community Development Block Grant

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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds housing, infrastructure and social services projects for residents with low and moderate income that live in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, or West Lake Hills, or in unincorporated Travis County. Residents and non-profit agencies can help determine funding priorities by providing ideas for projects and information about community needs.

More about CDBG

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CDBG funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development web site for more information.

Travis County CDBG Service Area Map

View the current Travis County CDBG Service Area map.

You can also view an interactive version of the map, which is searchable by address or zip code, and includes data showing the concentrations of low-to-moderate income (LMI) population, race & ethnicity data, and Commissioner Precincts.

News & Announcements

Travis County Emergency Rental Assistance and Eviction Diversion Program Funding

On January 26, 2021, Travis County Health and Human Services (HHS) CDBG Office executed a contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to receive a direct allocation of $414,722.92 to administer the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) and serve approximately 39 clients in the Travis County CDBG service area (unincorporated parts of Travis County, and all areas within the Village of San Leanna, the Village of Webberville, Lago Vista, Creedmoor, and West Lake Hills.

Outreach and marketing strategies will begin in February 2021. The Travis County CDBG Office and its partner(s) plan to begin processing applications no later than April 15, 2021.

Community Contact Portal

Portal de Contacto Comunitario

Travis County Program Eligibility Requirements

Requisitos de Eligibilidad para el Programa del Condado de Travis

Program Presentation (in English)

Presentación del Programa (en español)

To prepare to submit an application, tenants and landlords should review the following:

Note, forms are also available in Spanish through the links listed above.

Please do not email forms or applications prior to April 15, 2021.

Questions? Please call 512-854-3460 or email [email protected]

Community Needs Survey

If you live in San Leanna, Webberville, Creedmoor, Lago Vista, or West Lake Hills, or in unincorporated Travis County, we want to hear from you!

Please complete the Travis County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY21 Community Needs Survey. This survey allows residents to tell us about community needs 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 $1.2 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) or can be mailed upon request. To request a mailed copy of the survey, call 512-854-3460 or email [email protected] You can also download and print the survey in English or Spanish (Español). Please turn in completed surveys at any Travis County Community Center or mail them to Travis County CDBG, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767.

Documents

As they become available, either for review or as final versions, CDBG plans, reports, and summaries are available for download on the Travis County CDBG Plans and Reports page. Below are copies of documents that were either recently proposed for review or recently finalized.

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Community Development Block Grant

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Austin, TX 78767

Phone: (512) 854-3460

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