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affordable housing: This general term refers to housing that is affordable to Austinites, with or without subsidy.
Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2015, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and as of 2015, 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.
Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation: The Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation is a 501 c3 non profit community development corporation established in 2000 to address affordable housing.
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation: Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is an affordable housing provider to families from East Austin, established in 1981.