The Taylor Housing Authority (THA), located approximately twenty-five miles east of Austin, Texas is seeking a VISTA to help develop a homeownership program. THA has been in existence since 1949 and owns a housing development with 43 units and provides rental assistance to approximately 210 vouch program participants. THA also manages the Round Rock Housing Authority (RRHA), which is approximately ten miles from Austin. RRHA owns 100 public housing units and assists approximately 250 housing choice voucher program participants.
The homeownership program will assist low income families to transition from rental assistance to homeownership. Homeownership is one of the primary ways low income families build assets for themselves.
The VISTA will help develop a written homeownership program plan, assist in the development of policies and procedures for the program, and help with developing marketing materials for the program. This will involve research and the ability to write a variety of policies and procedures.