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Stable Housing Market

Our Collective Impact Goal
Stabilize ownership of 400 residential properties that are vacant or at-risk of vacancy

MMRP Goals

Between 2000 and 2010, the Austin community’s population dropped by 16.2%. According to U.S. Census 3-year estimates, approximately 16% of housing units in Austin were abandoned (American Community Survey). Much of this population loss can be attributed to families leaving for the suburbs or other metropolitan areas, as well as families losing their homes and apartments to foreclosure. As a result of these two processes, median home sales prices hit a low of $126,322 in 2012 (Chicago Rehab Network).

Micro Market Recovery

In 2013, the City of Chicago partnered with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Neighborhood Housing Services, and Community Investment Corporation to enable ACT to bring the Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) to Austin. MMRP is a neighborhood stabilization initiative that targets small geographic areas that are experiencing higher-than-normal problems with foreclosures and vacant homes.

Austin Coming Together is the Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) community partner in Austin and works with our members to re-occupy vacant residential buildings and help existing residents to remain in their homes. Through education, relationship building, research, and market analysis ACT is building the capacity of local block clubs, non-profit and for-profit developers, and housing counseling agencies to work together to stabilize ownership of housing in Austin.


For more information on the Micro Market Recovery Program in Austin, contact Esther Ramsay at

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