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Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

With first acquisition, workforce housing fund looks for capital to grow

A real estate investment fund aimed at preserving Austin’s fast-disappearing supply of workforce housing announced the acquisition of its first 308-unit rental property in North Austin.The Austin Housing Conservancy recently closed on the Preserve at Wells Branch in a deal…

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Low-income housing project advancing in Northwest Austin

An affordable housing development that has drawn fierce opposition from nearby residents in North Austin is one step closer to realization.The proposed Elysium Grand apartments at 3300 Oak Creek Drive, just west of MoPac Expressway, will include 90 units. Only…

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Fewer Austin residents are burdened by housing costs, but many still struggle

Austin is slowly making progress toward becoming a more affordable city, according to a new analysis, but many residents are still finding it difficult to pay for housing.The report released Wednesday by the nonprofit HousingWorks Austin finds that compared to…

Friday, August 24, 2018 by Jack Craver

Affordable housing crisis: To conserve or to create?

As Austin struggles with an ongoing shortage of affordable housing, some housing activists and elected officials believe the city’s top priority should be creating new housing, both by allowing the market to build new units that target various income levels…

Friday, August 24, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

As hotels and short-term rentals grow, a look at their impact on Austin

With Austin on pace to have more than 13,000 hotel rooms in the downtown core by 2020 – nearly double the number of rooms in 2014 – the construction of new chain and boutique hotels continues to have an impact…

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

How can Austin incentivize affordable housing?

Members of City Council believe it’s time for a change to the city’s density bonus programs.Currently, Austin has 13 “development incentive programs” that offer developers additional building entitlements if they provide a certain amount of housing that is affordable to…

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