Austin Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1985 with a mission and vision anchored in our dedication to ending the cycle of poverty housing




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Austin Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985 with a mission and vision anchored in our dedication to ending the cycle of poverty housing and a deeplyheld belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. We have been serving the affordable housing needs of Central Texas ever since.

Faced with a shortage of available land to build single-unit homes, Austin Habitat for Humanity is embarking on a progressive new venture in affordable homeownership. Austin Habitat has used forward thinking and innovative strategies to become a national leader in affordable housing and is now adding denser models like rowhomes and multi-family housing to our affordable housing products in addition to freestanding single-family homes.

Over the past 34 years, Austin Habitat has built more than 450 energy-efficient homes, created the nation’s first ReStore in 1992, opened a second ReStore location in 2018, founded the first Habitat Young Professionals organization and expanded to serve five counties – Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Hays, and Travis. In 2019 alone, Austin Habitat will provide 25 homes for hardworking Central Texans and their families. However, Austin and much of the country are facing a housing crisis, and to better serve our communities and those that need us, Austin Habitat is innovating to provide new solutions and opportunities for affordable homeownership

Part of this innovation includes our first-ever rowhome project, breaking ground this fall, in the coveted Mueller development that will provide 11 families with access and opportunity like we never have before. This is Austin Habitat’s first step into denser housing, helping us serve the evolving needs of the Austin community.

In addition to our Mueller development, Austin Habitat is building up and kicking off our next level of innovation with our first six-story condominium development, 4th and Onion. This development in the high-opportunity area of East Austin, just minutes from downtown, will provide more than 50 hardworking families with the chance to become first-time homeowners and fill a critical need for affordable homeownership in Central Austin. To our knowledge, this will be one of the largest multi-family attached developments built by any Habitat affiliate in the world.

Over the next five years, through developments like our Mueller rowhomes and 4th and Onion condos, as well as innovative and strategic partnerships, Austin Habitat will be able to provide more than 300 affordable homeownership opportunities for the Austin community.

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