Your Needs Inform Our Decisions

The Housing Department works year-round to implement programs, build housing, and shape policies that will enable more households in Austin to stay in the neighborhoods they love. Many factors guide how funds are used, including your needs and your voice. If you want to understand more about the funding sources before you weigh in, make sure to click the funding overview tab above.  

The survey below is focused on you and your community. Please take a few minutes to share with us about your experience and what your community needs. 


New 5-Year Funding Plan

While community engagement continues, we used what we've heard so far to create a draft of the new 5-Year Funding Plan. We invite you to provide your feedback. 

Updates to the Citizen Participation Plan

In addition to the Consolidated Plan, the Housing Department is currently updating its Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). The CPP describes efforts that are undertaken to encourage community members to...

2024 Community Needs Assessment Survey

The City of Austin Housing Department invites you to help guide a new 5-year plan to invest housing and community development dollars where they are needed most. This Five-Year Federal Funding Plan decides...

Share Your Feedback 

During our 2024 Community Needs Assessment period we heard a strong desire from the community for ongoing engagement. With that in mind, we are keeping our needs assessment survey open indefinitely. We will report back regularly what we're hearing and how feedback is being used. And we welcome your input at any point. 

  • Online Survey: Priorities and comments can be submitted through the 2024 Needs Assessment Survey   

  • Phone: 512-974-3155 

  • Email: 

  • Mail: 1000 E 11th St, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78702 

Join us on June 11!
Engagement Presentation and Discussion

Please join us at the June meeting of the Community Development Commission to hear about the input we've collected from the community and how it is being used. 

Meeting details:
Community Development Commission 
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 pm
City Hall, Board and Commission Room 1101
301 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701 ​

What we're hearing

This first phase of the community engagement report reflects the community needs we heard throughout the initial community needs assessment. This input has informed the first draft of the funding strategy.  A second phase of the report will be produced over the next few months as engagement continues. The phase 2 report will show not only how feedback is used within the finalized consolidated plan but will also include other efforts the Housing Department is making to address community needs.