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Making Housing More Accessible

Access to safe, stable, affordable housing provides multiple and long-lasting benefits for individuals and contributes to a vibrant community. Austin Community Foundation invests in the protection, preservation, and production of housing that is affordable and attainable through collaborative philanthropic solutions.

Our Approach 

Affordable housing can take many forms, and a myriad of financing sources is necessary to create the spectrum of housing options needed in Central Texas. That’s why Austin Community Foundation makes impact investments in the form of low-interest rate loans to increase the capacity of housing-focused organizations that otherwise would have to seek more expensive funding sources and delay projects that are desperately needed today.

Learn about our recent impact investments below. 


Habitat for Humanity

ACF raised $4 million to accelerate the production of 150 affordable single-family homes


Cady Lofts

ACF made a $2.7 million investment in supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness


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A report on the critical role of philanthropy in affordable housing

Commissioned by Austin Community Foundation in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., NI, and St. David’s Foundation, this report calls attention to the need for philanthropic investments in housing affordability and outlines potential funding strategies in Central Texas.