I’ve compiled a short list of resources to help sellers with debt, foreclosure, or hardship issues. All of these are available in the Travis county area. I’m always available to answer any questions you might have about selling your residence. There are plenty of options and nontraditional alternatives to putting a for sale sign in your yard.
Free Help For Avoiding Foreclosure
Go here for a free housing counselor – http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/i_want_to/talk_to_a_housing_counselor
AUSTIN TENANTS’ COUNCIL
1640-B E. Second St., Suite 150
Austin, Texas 78702-4455
BCL OF TEXAS (BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LENDERS)
2212 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Free credit counseling and credit repair
Unable to pay your property taxes?
Need help with paying your utilities?
Austin Energy – A charity type program known as Financial Support Plus 1 is available for City of Austin utility customers. The program helps customers who are having financial difficulties and who are unable to pay their utility bill due to an unexpected emergency or crisis. The emergency utility assistance funding is distributed through 24 local non-profits and community assistance groups such as Travis County Family Support Services. Contact (512) 494-9400 for a list of agencies.
Austin Energy – A program offered is the Customer Assistance Discount Program. It offers about $54 in monthly discounts off a customer’s City of Austin utility bill. To qualify for these savings, the account holder or someone in the customer’s household needs to be currently participating in any one of these assistance programs: Medicaid, Telephone Lifeline Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as Food Stamps, or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Call 512-494-9400 for an application.
Austin Energy – Customers can take advantage of some of the most comprehensive and effective energy efficiency programs in the nation. Some of these programs offered include Free Thermostats, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(tm) Rebates and Loans, Free Home Improvements, Solar Photovoltaics, and Residential Refrigerator Recycling. Call (512) 974-7827 to get additional information about the many energy efficiency and conservation services offered through Austin Energy.
Austin Housing Authority
Get information and apply for the Texas Section 8 program. Low income families and individuals can receive rent and housing assistance from the federal government funded Texas Housing Choice Voucher program, more commonly known as Section 8.
Low Rent and Section 8, Code: TX480
502 E Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 480-8245 Fax: (512) 480-8248