Our Affordable Housing Program
The Clarksville Community Development Corporation runs an affordable housing program in Clarksville. Our program is the only one of its kind operating West of I-35 in Austin and one of the only affordable housing programs in the nation operating in an affluent neighborhood. Our 9 properties, which include single-family homes and duplexes, are scattered throughout Clarksville and provide low-cost housing to 15 families.
The CCDC is currently adding to its affordable housing through the construction of a new single family home at 1817B West 10th Street. The project is financed by City of Austin affordable housing bond funds and a low interest loan from Home Base. Not only will this new home be affordable to rent, but it will also be affordable to operate because of its energy efficient design and materials.
The CCDC board of directors establishes all policies for the organization’s affordable housing program and its property manager, Rose Gabriel, implements them. She is also in charge of the program’s day-to-day operations.
We receive many applications to live in our housing and currently have a waiting list. To be eligible to become a CCDC tenant, your gross family income can be no more than 50% of the median family income for Travis County. To apply to become a CCDC tenant, complete our application (link below) and either email it to Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to her at CCDC, P.O. Box 5975, Austin, TX 78763. If you have questions, you can also call Rose at 512 323-6762.
Whenever we have a vacancy, Rose reviews all applications and identifies the families that qualify for the available property. Once those families have been screened, members of the CCDC’s volunteer Tenant Selection Committee meet with the remaining applicants in order to select the family that will become the CCDC’s newest tenant.
Tenant Selection Committee members are appointed by the CCDC board of directors. They include four CCDC board members, two at-large neighborhood residents and one current CCDC tenant.