Housing

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council moves to protect tenants from displacement

Following the recent controversy surrounding a Riverside Drive apartment complex demolition permit that displaced around 100 low-income families, City Council has taken a step toward establishing new rules to assist tenants in similar situations in the future. Council approved a…

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Appraisal district, Mueller folks air differences

Some owners of affordable housing in the Mueller development have seen their homes’ appraised values double since 2013. One of those homeowners is Janeka Rector, whose home was appraised at $179,000 last year. Next year it will be appraised at…

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Code says STR licenses are a strain on staff

Short-term rentals such as those listed on Airbnb and HomeAway are a hot-button issue in Austin, and the city is at work trying to fix the problems that residents have drawn attention to in the past several months. Austin Code…

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Stephen Carlson

Committee zeros in on affordable housing

Lack of affordable housing, an issue that continued to plague Austin during the boom times of the last decade, was the main focus at the last Housing and Community Development Committee meeting. The city of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community…

Friday, September 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

HousingWorks breaks down Austin’s affordability

For the second year, HousingWorks Austin has taken a close look at the city’s household affordability crisis in each City Council District. The study has found some startling disparities. Perhaps the greatest contrast is the difference in distribution of subsidized…

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

RECA report on affordability blames city, neighbors

As the city struggles to provide development review services needed to ensure that its many regulations are being followed, the Real Estate Council of Austin reports that “Austin is steadily losing ground in its efforts to become a ‘beacon of…

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