Austin opens loan applications for nonprofits to buy land for affordable housing


The city offers loans for the purchase of land

The City of Austin Community Acquisition Program, which is part of Project Connect’s anti-displacement initiatives, offers repayable and non-repayable loans at 0% interest rates to qualifying nonprofits for the acquisition of properties that increase the supply of affordable housing.

Loans are available on an ongoing basis until available program funds are exhausted. The program aims to provide additional low-income housing to those in need by providing funds to eligible 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations with experience in renovation, construction, rental and the sale of affordable housing in Austin, in order to acquire a property in order to increase the supply of affordable housing. accommodation in town.

The funds are to be used on a property of 1 acre or less, to be developed, renovated, rented and sold as affordable housing to low income households in gentrification areas within a mile of a proposed Project Connect transit line.

For interest: [email protected]



The raffle supports heart tests

The Championship Hearts Foundation is holding a luxury car raffle to help support free Texas teen heart tests and agency programs.

Three prizes will be awarded to the winners on February 12. The first prize is a 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE; second prize is eight days and seven nights at the Mayan Palace at one of Vida Vacations’ locations in Mexico; and the third prize is three days and two nights at a waterfront condo in Horseshoe Bay.

Tickets cost $ 100 each. Only 1,500 tickets are offered.

For tickets:; 512-900-3243. For more information:

Courtesy Championship Hearts Foundation


Arts, culture lunch Thursday

Georgetown will host its first 2022 Arts and Culture Brown Bag Luncheon at noon Thursday in the Friends Room of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

The event will feature a presentation by Marissa Austin, CEO of Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Austin’s presentation will focus on the basic types of income for nonprofits and how to diversify and grow those income opportunities.

Prior to CASA, Austin was Executive Director of the Georgetown Palace Theater. His accomplishments included a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign and modernizing the organization’s operating systems.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. A time for sharing and learning about the artistic and cultural programs of the Georgetown community will take place thereafter.

To confirm your attendance: [email protected]


Comments are closed.