Useful Links – Housing
Lead-Based Paint Regulations
The regulations described in 24 CFR Part 35 Subpart J – Rehabilitation require that lead hazard evaluation and reduction activities be carried out for all projects constructed before 1978.
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
This site thoroughly introduces inclusionary zoning. It provides basic information on what it is, how to use, how to finance it, challenges inclusionary zoning faces, and the policy that supports it.
Inclusionary Zoning for 5 large cities
The Business and Professional People document provides a brief description of five large cities that maintain mandatory inclusionary zoning laws.
The State Action website provides background information about the need for affordable housing, inclusionary housing, housing statistics, and model inclusionary housing legislation.
Inclusionary Housing in Westchester County, NY
Short description of inclusionary housing from a community that implemented an inclusionary housing program.
Inclusionary Zoning: Legal Issues
This link is a manual prepared by the California Affordable Housing Project of the Public Interest Law Project and Western Center of Law and Policy. Although the manual focuses on California, it provides useful information about the legal issues (cases not limited to California) that could arise in any community considering adopting inclusionary zoning policies.
Inclusionary Zoning: Program Design Considerations
This document from the Enterprise Foundation Resource Database provides a useful inclusionary zoning “checklist” of considerations when developing an inclusionary zoning law.
Field Guide to Inclusionary Zoning
This National Association of Realtors site includes background information on inclusionary zoning, case studies on what works and what has not worked in the past, and considerations in developing inclusionary zoning ordinances. The site also has links to helpful articles about inclusionary zoning.
If your home was damaged in a disaster or you were the victim of a disaster, you may be eligible for relief. Call HUD’s National Servicing Center at (888) 297-8685 or use this link for more information.
Active Military Service
Members of the Armed Forces in Active Military Service may be eligible for special protections and assistance. For more information, contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency or your local military legal assistance office.
Veterans Administration Guaranteed Loan
If you bought your home with a VA loan guaranty, additional counseling and assistance is available through a VA Regional Loan Center. Call (888) 232-2571 or see this link for more information.
Austin Tenants’ Council
Call (512) 474-7007 or see the link for help.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Call (512) 447-0711 (North), (512) 697-0875 (South); or see the link for help.
HUD-approved Agencies in Texas
A full list of HUD-approved agencies in Texas is available.
Additional tips for saving your home are available.