Friday, December 12, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Source of income rule OK’d, lawsuit threatened

Starting in mid-January, Austin property owners will be barred from discriminating against potential renters based on their source of income. The Austin Apartment Association plans to file a lawsuit to block the new policy. City Council unanimously passed the ordinance…

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council may amend source-of-income ordinance

Austin City Council members, set to finalize an ordinance that would ban housing discrimination based on one’s source of income, will consider a language change that would bring their version of the rule in line with state and federal codes.…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Consultant outlines affordable housing study data

Affordable housing advocates and residents gathered at City Hall on Monday to weigh in on the findings and recommendations of a July report that outlines Austin’s affordable housing needs and fair choice impediments. According to the 2014 Comprehensive Housing Market…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Affordable housing projects look to locate in Buda

Unsavory concerns and strong emotions reignited in Buda recently, as city staffers informed the city council that two prospects were looking to develop affordable housing rental units there. Previously failed affordable housing proposals earlier this year in Buda are coming…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City looks to improve rental registration program

As part of an ongoing effort to beef up how the city addresses problem rental properties, City Council will consider whether to amend its rental registration program today. So far, the program has managed to capture only a handful of…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Colony Park residents want voice in development

With the debate over proposed golf courses at Decker Lake continuing this week, and approval of the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative PUD likely Thursday, representatives from the Colony Park Neighborhood Association sat down with the Austin Monitor to give…

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