Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Affordable housing proposals advance after outcry over gentrification, institutional racism

Charges of institutional racism and bias in housing policy engulfed a pair of votes at the Austin Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors meeting Thursday.The board, which is made up of all of the members of the Austin City Council,…

Friday, September 11, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

City’s RENT 2.0 program ramps up

After its launch earlier this summer, the second round of the city’s rental assistance program is gaining steam.The Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants, or RENT, program provides direct rental assistance to residents financially hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic.The first…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Thousands of potential units in projects certified so far under Affordability Unlocked program

A city bonus program to spur more affordable housing has already played a role in several income-restricted projects across Austin.Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department staff and affordable housing developers provided an update on the Affordability Unlocked program to City…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City unveils affordable housing and transit dashboard ahead of Project Connect

With a historic investment in public transit and affordable housing on the Nov. 3 ballot, the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has launched an interactive map to track proximity of income-restricted housing stock to potential stations along the city’s…

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

The CDC has banned most evictions. Here’s what Central Texas renters need to know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an order last week that could protect renters who’ve lost wages or work hours from eviction until Jan. 1.Why did the order come from a public health agency? The CDC argues keeping…

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Thousands are out of work, but home sales in Austin are doing fine — better than fine. What gives?

Blake Taylor wants to be rid of the house she hardly leaves.Taylor lives with lupus, an autoimmune disease, and is terrified of what it would mean if she caught Covid-19. She’s been extra careful. When she heads to HEB to…

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