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Tag Archives: gentrification

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Austin renters and people of color are most likely to be displaced because of gentrification

A new study from the University of Texas points to widespread gentrification in Austin, stretching from northern neighborhoods to the eastern edge of South Austin. Researchers say the groups most impacted by displacement are low-income African-American and Hispanic renters.Jake Wegmann,…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council votes to move ahead with People’s Plan to combat displacement

City Council’s push to address the area’s rising cost of living could soon include components of a plan put forward by a coalition of community groups to prevent low-income residents from being priced out of Austin. At last week’s meeting,…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

People’s Plan to combat gentrification headed to Council

Ahead of its planned fall release of recommendations to combat gentrification in Austin, the city’s Anti-Displacement Task Force has endorsed a broad plan created by community organizers.At its meeting last week the task force voted 12-1 to recommend City Council…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Human Rights Commission offers measured support to the People’s Plan

It’s no revelation that the Austin housing market is exploding and new developments are popping up almost as quickly as people are moving in. And out.To help address the displacement and gentrification Austin is experiencing, at its Feb. 26 meeting,…

Monday, March 12, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Grin and bear it

Putting himself out there… Randy Clarke spent his second full day as the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s CEO personally apologizing to riders. Clarke and top agency brass posted up at the downtown rail station just before rush hour on Thursday…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council considers gentrification and ‘right to return’ policy

On Tuesday, City Council members got their first glimpse at a study they voted to authorize that examines gentrification in Austin.The first phase of the study, conducted by three University of Texas professors, analyzed the demographic profile of nearly every…

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin is full of anti-gentrification ideas, but most wouldn’t have a direct impact

Since 2000, the city of Austin has had a lot of ideas about how to slow down gentrification. A task force recommended in 2002, for example, that the city educate residents about available property tax exemptions. In 2008, City Council…

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council to tackle two displacement resolutions today

While Mayor Steve Adler is touting a new task force on gentrification as a fresh opportunity to come up with ideas to address economic displacement, some of his City Council colleagues stress that it will only be a worthwhile effort…

Monday, August 7, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Mayor Adler wants a task force on gentrification. We’ve had plenty of those.

For five weeks in 2001, Karen Paup spent her afternoons with other Austin residents talking about the city’s changing east side. The group included a pastor, a developer and a now-professor at New York University.“We shared anecdotes, we looked at…

Friday, July 21, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

UT study, proposed task force would tackle residential displacement

With the issue of residents being priced out of their longtime neighborhoods becoming a topic of discussion in most city initiatives, Mayor Steve Adler said the time has come to tackle the issue directly. That was what prompted Adler to…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TCAD trying to make appraisals more equitable

Many taxpayers have charged that the current property tax system is unfair because it penalizes longtime homeowners with a higher tax bill when their neighborhoods start to gentrify.One of those homeowners is City Council Member Ora Houston. During Council’s Dec.…

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Cate Malek

Human Rights Commission pushes Council to address gentrification

Although gentrification is a well-recognized problem in Austin, the Human Rights Commission believes it has reached crisis level and is pushing City Council to take concrete action.The commission passed a recommendation that Council recognize gentrification as a human rights issue…

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

SXSW panel spotlights urban housing

Austin is no snowflake when it comes to issues of housing, affordability and density. Cities across the United States grapple with similar challenges even if they don’t have the robust economy that is driving growth here in Central Texas.Last Friday,…

Monday, March 14, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

As East Austin changes, what power do neighbors have to stop it?

Recently, residents of the city’s East Cesar Chavez neighborhood asked a city of Austin committee to put in place interim controls potentially limiting the influx of new bars, restaurants and breweries. The decision was delayed – and then eventually denied.Had…

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