Affordable Housing Resources
Welcome to the Affordable Home owners page. We will be updating this as appropriate with information important to our owners.
Affordable Home Ownership
In support of the community’s goals, the master plan for Mueller includes a commitment to diversity, providing a wide range of home types and prices. Mueller‘s affordable homes program was created specifically to include homes for families earning less than the area’s median income that might not otherwise be able to afford a home in central Austin. Catellus, the City of Austin, Mueller homebuilders and apartment developers work together to provide a portion of all the homes at Mueller at a purchase or rental price structured for these households through Mueller’s affordable homes program.
The affordable homes program will include at minimum 25 percent of Mueller’s for-sale and for-rent residences at the project’s completion. These houses, condominiums and apartments are interspersed throughout the community and are essentially indistinguishable, having design and construction standards consistent with all homes built at Mueller.
Prospective homebuyers and apartment renters interested in the program work with Mueller builders and apartment developers going through an application process to income-qualify and meet eligibility criteria modeled after the City of Austin’s S.M.A.R.T. Housing Program. The earnings benchmark to purchase a home is 80% or less of the area’s Median Family Income (MFI) and is 60% or less of the area’s MFI for apartment rental in Mueller’s affordable homes program.
Click here to learn more about the Mueller Affordable Homes Program.
For all matters concerning homeownership, contact Community Wheelhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-900-3683)
Credit Counseling and Homebuyer Education
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Affordable Home RefinancingFor all matters concerning refinancing, contact Community Wheelhouse (email@example.com or 512-900-3683)
Affordable Home ResalesFor all matters concerning resales of affordable homes, contact Community Wheelhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-900-3683)
AppraisalsTexas ProTax continues to assist the Foundation in correcting appraisals for our 2% Fixed Equity Owners. Please contact Jonathan at email@example.com if you have any questions about your appraisal.
Board Resolution: Affordable Home Ownership after 30 yearsOn July 17, 2018, the Board passed a resolution clarifying affordable home ownership after 30 years. After 30 years and the payoff of the second lien to the Mueller Foundation, all restrictions are lifted. You can sell the home to anyone for any price. You will not owe the Mueller Foundation any portion of the appreciation. The home is yours to do with as you please. Please click here to obtain a copy of the 7.17.18 Board Resolution.
The Mueller Foundation continues to retain Texas Protax to assist our 2% Fixed Equity homeowners. Please contact them if you have any questions.Contact Texas Protax
For Mueller Affordable Homeowners who are experiencing issues with their escrow accounts and account balances or increased payments due to incorrect property tax values, complete this form and return it to Community Wheelhouse.Complete Form