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Housing

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…

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

HealthSouth site gets top spot in ULI affordable housing study

An analysis of some of the city’s most-prized parcels of land has found that the former HealthSouth property downtown would have the biggest impact on the local housing shortage if the property were converted to affordable housing.The new white paper…

Monday, August 6, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

East Austin affordable housing resident advocates for better living conditions

Candace Hunter applied to live at the Reserve at Springdale as soon as she could. When the nearly 300-unit property was completed last year, it brought much-needed affordable housing to East Austin.Within the year, the complex – which houses Austinites…

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