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Monday, May 18, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Texas Supreme Court order doesn’t nullify Austin’s eviction protections

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that eviction proceedings and debt collections, which have been paused during the Covid-19 pandemic, can once again move forward. But that doesn’t mean eviction proceedings will go forward in Austin any time soon.On…

Monday, May 18, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Tech leaders look at access, diversity demands caused by Covid-19

With the Covid-19 pandemic reshaping much of the world economy, leaders in the Austin technology industry are looking at how startups and established companies should change the way they hire and interact with communities, especially around the issue of diversity…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Court order that opens up mail-in voting in Texas stays in effect for now, appeals court rules

Voters who don’t want to risk exposure to the coronavirus may use mail-in ballots during upcoming elections as a legal battle moves through the courts, a Texas appeals court ruled Thursday.The 14th Court of Appeals ruled a trial court order…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City to pursue strategy protecting at-risk workers from Covid-19 threat

The city is expected to begin assembling a strategy to limit the spread of Covid-19 among at-risk workers with high rates of contact with the public, including those in jobs that have restarted following state government moves to reopen the…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Affordable housing bond to help create cooperative housing mobile home park

After five years of protesting increased housing costs and poor property management, City Council has approved a $2.5 million loan agreement so that residents of North Lamar Mobile Home Park in District 4 may purchase the land under their homes…

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Austin Interfaith calls for $40 million in rental assistance

At a Wednesday morning press conference, Austin Interfaith called on City Council to increase its rental assistance program by $40 million. The city recently approved a $1.2 million Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants, or RENT program, that’s due to…

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