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NeighborhoodLIFT Let's Invest for Tomorrow


NeighborhoodLIFT is available in Greater Austin! NeighborhoodLIFT is a national down payment assistance program sponsored by Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks® America. It provides eligible homebuyers with matching funds up to $7,500 to use toward down payment and closing costs on qualified homes. Interested? Learn more.




Wherever you're at on the path to homeownership, we can help you keep moving in the right direction!


eHome America Online Homebuyer Education


Want to purchase a home but don't know where to start? Go online to take our HUD-approved homebuyer education and complete your education in the comfort of your own home! Click here to register.





Who we are...

Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas is a statewide nonprofit economic development organization that focuses on helping individuals and families achieve and maintain homeownership, helping small businesses with financing and coaching to grow, and helping communities throughout Texas to thrive and prosper.

Success Story

First-time homebuyer

When she began to get serious about buying her first house, Rose Perez sought out BCL of Texas to find out about programs available to help her get there.  Read more... 



Contact us


For Programs and Assistance in Central Texas call:

BCL of Texas

Entrepreneurship Center

2212 S. Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704

Raquel Valdez

Director of Corporate Strategies

Toll Free: 1.888.385.1975

Local: 512.383.0025
Fax: 512.610.2568


For Programs and Assistance in North Texas call:

BCL of Texas NeighborWorks Homeownership Center
1322 Record Crossing
Dallas, TX 75235

Merecia Smith
HomeOwnership Center Manager

Toll Free: 1.877.688.7457
Local: 214.688.7456

Fax: 214.688.7465


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BCL of Texas NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

(888) 688-7457  •  housing@bcloftexas.org