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DVCC Homeowner Resilience Program

DVCC has been selected as a grant recipient by the City of Austin to proactively combat displacement in areas facing potential risks due to the introduction of new transit lines under the Project Connect initiative.

To learn more visit: https://www.austintexas.gov/news/city-helping-renters-and-homeowners-stay-place-through-displacement-prevention-community-partnerships

What is Project Connect?

Project Connect is a variety of projects that include the construction of light rails, new bus routes and services.

For more information on Project Connect, please visit their website at https://www.projectconnect.com/ 

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Where is Project Connect?

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Project Connect will expand Austin mass transit options. These options will include new light rail lines and new express lines. 

How is DVCC Involved?

DVCC is proud to announce that we are among the twelve recipients awarded a grant and contract by the City of Austin and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). This significant achievement is part of the city's concerted effort to prevent the displacement of renters and homeowners in Austin, particularly those at risk due to their proximity to transit lines as part of the Project Connect initiative. To learn more visit: https://www.austintexas.gov/news/city-helping-renters-and-homeowners-stay-place-through-displacement-prevention-community-partnerships

Our objective is to enhance the resilience of households and communities by providing individualized as well as group-based support and resources. As a Community Initiated Solutions partner, DVCC is committed to helping Austin residents learn about available assistance.

DVCC is providing counseling, advocacy, financial assistance, and educational events through our Homeowner Resilience Program. It's a step towards preserving and building wealth while ensuring a brighter future for all residents.

We will provide assistance in the following manners:

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Educational classes

DVCC will provide the following to at-risk residents:

  • Financial Education 

  • Group sessions

  • Education on Tax exemptions

  • What Project Connect will mean to each individual

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Legal Assistance

DVCC will help homeowners by providing the following resources.

  • Creating and completing Will

  • Asset protection

  • Legal protection against aggressive companies praying on at-risk homeowners

  • Legal assistance to protect property

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Financial Assistance

DVCC will financially help individuals who are struggling to keep their home.

Eligible homeowners will be able to apply for financial assistance for 

  • Weatherization

  • Accessibility upgrades

  • Utility bill assistance

  • Mortgage Assistance

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Qualifications for DVCC Homeowner Resilience Program

In order to qualify for assistance from this program you have to meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be a homeowner.

  • Must live within 1 mile of the proposed new lines & considered at risk for displacement by COA (City of Austin).

To see if your home is located in qualifying areas please enter your address here: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/project-connect-community-initiated-solutions-inquiry-form

  • Must be 80% or below the MFI (Median Family Income) based on household size (as directed by the city).

Do you fall at or below 80% the MFI? You can check here: MFI check

  • Must attend 10 hours total of educational classes provided by DVCC.

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If you think you may qualify please apply below!

Homeowner Resilience
Program Application

Thank you for your interest in our Homeowner Resilience Program. This program is designed to provide support and assistance to homeowners. To apply, please complete the application form below. We appreciate your time and effort in providing us with the necessary information.

Want to earn extra cash?

DVCC will be providing opportunities for homeowners to become part of the CHA (Community Homeowner Advocates) program.

CHAs will be given a monthly stipend for working with DVCC to promote and educate fellow neighbors on the Homeowner Resilience Program. 

 

 

 

 

 

​For more information regarding CHA's please fill out the form below:

Apply for CHA Position

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Not a homeowner? No problem!

While DVCC cannot directly help you, we can lead you in the right direction. There are many programs that can help with help protect you from the changes Project Connect will bring to many neighborhoods in Austin. We will update this section as more resources become available.

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