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Housing

Monday, April 16, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Fund to preserve workforce housing begins the hunt for first 1,000 units

A group of real estate investors focused on preserving housing for Austin’s middle-class workforce is on the hunt for properties, with the goal of purchasing up to 1,000 apartment units within the next year.The Austin Housing Conservancy announced last week…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Jack Craver

City proposes ways to reduce permitting costs for homeowners

In November of last year, City Council approved a resolution aimed at making it easier and cheaper for homeowners to repair or renovate their houses.The resolution asked the Development Services Department to consider setting up a separate, simpler permitting process…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Jack Craver

Garza, Renteria, Casar unveil Housing Justice Agenda

Three City Council members say they are united to push for a series of aggressive affordable housing measures, including a major increase in housing subsidies and reforms of the land development code.At a panel at the Austin Convention Center Tuesday…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves compromise to redevelop and preserve Rosewood Courts

City Council voted Thursday to permanently preserve eight buildings that are a part of Rosewood Courts, a public housing development in East Austin that was built 80 years ago for African-Americans with funds from the newly created United States Housing…

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission moves Rosewood Courts case to Council

Voting against a request to postpone the case, the Planning Commission unanimously approved staff’s recommendation to grant a portion of east side public housing project Rosewood Courts historic zoning at its Mar. 13 meeting.Controversy has centered around whether all of…

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Jack Craver

Austin could use rising property values to create affordable housing

City Council Member Greg Casar wants to get the most out of the hundreds of millions of dollars that the city is poised to spend to upgrade its transportation corridors in the coming years.The improvements coming to Austin’s corridors will…

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