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Tag Archives: Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Monday, September 24, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Zoning OK’d for affordable housing

With the recently released University of Texas gentrification study on their minds, City Council members on Thursday gave final approval for a zoning change that will allow construction of 258 apartments – including a few three-bedroom units – in North…

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…

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Affordability on the minds of housing experts gathered in Austin

Business leaders from throughout the real estate industry spent most of this week in Austin focused on solving the affordable housing shortage that is reaching crisis levels in Austin and most other major cities around the country. The draw for…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves compromise to redevelop and preserve Rosewood Courts

City Council voted Thursday to permanently preserve eight buildings that are a part of Rosewood Courts, a public housing development in East Austin that was built 80 years ago for African-Americans with funds from the newly created United States Housing…

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission moves Rosewood Courts case to Council

Voting against a request to postpone the case, the Planning Commission unanimously approved staff’s recommendation to grant a portion of east side public housing project Rosewood Courts historic zoning at its Mar. 13 meeting.Controversy has centered around whether all of…

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Rosewood Courts renovation gets initial approval from landmark commission

The Historic Landmark Commission is paving the way for a major renovation of Rosewood Courts. The public housing project in East Austin was the first in the country built for black residents.The commission previously recommended zoning the entire site as…

Friday, February 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council endorses new Chalmers Courts project

With the Council chambers full of cheering supporters, City Council on Thursday unanimously endorsed an award of low-income housing tax credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for a multifamily development at East Fourth and Chicon streets…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin residents are beginning to move back into renovated public housing

Lisa Martinez walks around her newly renovated two-bedroom apartment at Manchaca Village, pointing out her favorite features: the blue accent wall in her living room, a new washer and dryer, and, best of all, a new dishwasher. It has made…

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin won’t reopen its housing voucher waitlist anytime soon

The federal housing choice voucher program, which used to be called Section 8, is aimed at helping low-income families meet their housing costs. Here in Austin, it’s one way the city is trying to meet the growing demand for deeply…

Monday, August 15, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Residents uneasy about Housing Authority’s plans to renovate public housing

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin is moving forward with a plan to renovate its public housing complexes, but some residents are concerned about where they will live during construction.Julie Ahmadi has lived in the Housing Authority’s Lakeside…

Friday, February 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Rosewood Courts’ historic zoning back in play

It was far from clear what had happened after a flurry of amendments and votes. But when the dust settled, the question of historic zoning for Rosewood Courts remained open.City Council voted 8-0-3 to initiate historic zoning on Rosewood Courts,…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

Affordable housing bans smoking, possibly truancy

Board commissioners with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin approved a motion Thursday that will change the leasing requirements for its public housing tenants.Now, if residents are caught smoking more than four times in non-designated areas, they will be…

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