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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.

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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 website 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

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

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan Substantial Amendments. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments will be accepted for 5 days beginning July 12, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Beginning July 12, 2021, drafts of the proposed substantially amended PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan along with a related summary will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg.

 


Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY21 Action Plan

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY21 Action Plan. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments will be accepted from June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.to July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Beginning on June 23, 2021 a draft of the proposed PY21 Action Plan along with a related summary will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg, under Documents, or on the Plans & Reports webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg/plans-reports.

 


Invitation to Comment on the Travis County CDBG PY20 Action Plan Substantial Amendment and Citizen Participation Plan Amendment

Travis County CDBG invites you to comment on the proposed PY20 Action Plan Substantial Amendment and Citizen Participation Plan Amendment. Invitation is available in English and Spanish (Español). Comments on the PY20 Action Plan substantial amendment will be accepted for 30 days beginning June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Comments on the Citizen Participation Plan substantial amendment will be accepted for 15 days beginning June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. or by participating in a virtual public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 9:00a.m. Beginning June 23, 2021, drafts of the proposed substantially amended PY20 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan, along with a related summary, will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/cdbg.

 


Travis County Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“TERAP”)

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 for 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).

Note: Effective March 1, 2021, TERAP Subrecipients are no longer required to administer the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) activities, as this program is now being implemented through the Texas Rent Relief Funds. All Travis County residents needing eviction diversion, are being referred to Texas Rent Relief for assistance. Please note the following resources:

On March 30, 2021, Travis County executed a Subrecipient Agreement with Meals on Wheels Central Texas, to administer the emergency rental assistance program to serve eligible tenant/landlord clients within the Travis County CDBG service area.

Applications are being accepted April 15, 2021 – July 31, 2021, or while funds last.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Instructions to apply can be found on our Meals on Wheels Central Texas partner’s website: https://www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/programs/other-services

To apply, contact the Meals on Wheels CARE program at [email protected] or call (737) 218- 4191

Review the Travis County TERAP Program Flyer for more details: (English) (Spanish)

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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Phone: (512) 854-3460

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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 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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