Tag Archives: Austin Apartment Association

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Apartment owners, managers learn about options for voucher users in housing crunch

Owners and managers of rental properties throughout Austin recently met with representatives from local housing organizations to learn about the options for making housing units available for those at risk of becoming homeless.An Oct. 31 panel organized by the Austin…

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Coalition asks to keep CodeNEXT on track

A coalition of eight Austin organizations got together to ask the city to honor a January 2017 deadline for the new land development code draft on Wednesday.Pointing out that four years have passed since the rewrite was laid out in the…

Monday, April 18, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee considers expanding proposed tenant relocation policy

Though the city of Austin currently has no formal policy for helping displaced tenants, change is on the way. And, after a meeting of the Housing and Community Development Committee, it looks like that policy could be expanded to offer…

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: The Austin Apartment Association and Source of Income

The Austin Apartment Association’s Robbie Robinson joins Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin to discuss recent Council legislation that banned the use of source of income as a means to deny tenant occupancy and the organization’s opposition to the move. Embedded below.Austin…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Gene Davis

Source of Income ordinance blocked, for now

A federal judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the implementation of a city ordinance that aims to expand housing options for low-income residents who use housing vouchers.The so-called Source of Income Ordinance was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 12. However, U.S.…

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…

Friday, October 3, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Council: Large complexes must take vouchers

The Austin City Council Thursday took the first big step toward outlawing discrimination against people using housing vouchers to pay their rent. Austin is the first city in Texas to do so, and opponents said that the ordinance would face…

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Michael Kanin

‘Source of income’ protection looming at Council

Austin City Council members appear to be nearing final debate over a code change that would bar housing discrimination based on a resident’s “source of income.” Indeed, a Sept. 10 memo from city human resources director Mark Washington to Council…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Gene Davis

Rights commission recommends source of income as protected class

After hearing stories from low-income residents about how they were vilified while trying to use housing vouchers, the Austin Human Rights Commission last night backed a recommendation to make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people based on the…

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs code amendment to require landlords to take vouchers

Austin City Council members Thursday initiated a code amendment process that could end in the approval of the inclusion of source of income as a protected class for the purposes of determining rental housing discrimination complaints. Staff is set to…

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