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Travis County Economic Development & Strategic Investments

Housing Dashboard

The Housing Dashboard reviews renter and owner housing related metrics such as evictions, foreclosures and housing activity. The metrics include information at the state, metropolitan statistical area, county, city or zip code level.

Like the other sections of this dashboard, static and interactive features are available on each page. Navigation tools on the left hand side support bar allow easy movement between the pages of the housing dashboard and to other sections of the dashboard.

These data sets are more complicated so we have provided a list of key terms, accessible on every page, to help with clarity.


Housing Indicators
Summary Data


The summary data below highlights four important housing indicators. The highlighted indicators include information about the previous month, the current month and the percent change between the two, providing a quick reference to how the local housing market is faring. A percent change in green with a yellow arrow indicates the indicator is moving in a positive direction for the economy. A percent change in yellow with a red arrow indicates the indicator is moving in a negative direction.

To learn more about each metric and access its interactive features, click on the More of This link.

Evictions

The Justices of the Peace oversee the eviction process in Travis County. The number of eviction petitions filed and percent change from the previous month is shown below. To learn more about local eviction data, click on More of this…

May

53

Travis County

June

161

Travis County

Change

  203.77 %

Travis County

Foreclosures

EDSI purchases foreclosure data to understand the foreclosure trend. The number of foreclosures filed and percent change from the previous month is shown below. To learn more about purchased foreclosure data, click on More of this…

Nov

123

Travis County

Dec

77

Travis County

Change

   -37.40 %

Travis County

Housing Activity

The Texas A&M University Real Estate Data Center publishes a series of data about housing activity. Below is the percent change for Travis County for number of Housing Listings and Months of available inventory. To learn more about housing activity at a variety of geographies, click on More of this.

Listings

May

2,937

Travis County

June

2,626

Travis County

Change

   -10.59 %

Travis County

Months of Inventory

May

1.9

Travis County

June

1.7

Travis County

Change

   -10.53 %

Travis County

Current Housing Resources

Category Resource Description PhoneNumber
Housing City of Austin Tenant Stabilization Services Solicitation Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020 for area nonprofits to apply for $750,000 over three years to develop Tenant Stabilization Services, such as rental assistance and eviction prevention, for Austinites at risk of displacement due to rising housing costs. (512) 974-3188
Housing City of Austin RENT (Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants) To help Austinites at risk of losing their rental housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Austin has put together a one-time Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) rent assistance program lottery.
Housing Austin Tenants Council If you rent in Austin, delivery of notices to vacate are prohibited until after May 8. If you receive a notice to vacate, call office and/or make official report at 311. (512) 474-7006
Housing City of Austin A variety of housing resources are located on this page. The Austin City Council approved a new measure to delay evictions starting April 1 and give tenants an additional 60 days to pay rent before landlords can post notices to vacate. (512) 474-1961
Housing City of Austin The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program assists low-income families to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing rental subsidies and case management support services. (512) 477-1314
Housing City of Austin Advocacy Outreach administers state grant funding to help the homeless pay for moving expenses or security deposits. Other financial aid, loans, or grants may be issued for rent or energy bills. For more information visit any of the organizations listed below: Catholic Charities of Central Texas (512) 651-6100 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (512) 345-8314 St. Vincent de Paul, St. Austin's Catholic Church (512) 477-9471 Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, Inc. (ARCH) (512) 305-4100 Travis County Family Support Services Division (512) 267-3245 Austin Texas Health and Human Services Department (HHSD) (512)-972-5011
Housing Texas Workforce Commission Housing Discrimination Assistance
Housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development COVID-19 Resources for HUD programs including moratoriums on foreclosure and eviction.
Housing Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs COVID-19 Housing Resources
Housing National Low Income Housing Coalition The CARES Act provides a temporary moratorium on evictions for most residents of federally subsidized apartments, including those supported by HUD, USDA or Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments) as well a moratorium on filings for evictions for renters in homes covered by federally-backed (FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac) mortgages for 120 days after enactment. NLIHC has created a searchable database and map of multifamily properties covered under the federal moratoriums to help renters know if they are protected. While the database is not yet exhaustive of all covered properties, NLIHC will continue to update it as new data become available.
Housing HUD Office of Inspector General COVID-19 OIG Bulletin For Homeowners April 2020 Table that outlines guidance that FHA has provided for borrowers and servicers to implement the forbearance provisions of the CARES Act.
Need Help Related to Economic Development?

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Diana Ramirez
Director,
Economic Development
& Strategic Investments

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