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Anti-displacement task force issues final report

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Tai Moses

The anti-displacement task force that City Council created earlier this year to explore the effects of gentrification has completed its final recommendations and posted the report online for public viewing. The report does not mince words, stating that displacement is a “serious threat” that, if not addressed, will “destroy Austin’s long-term desirability as a place to live.” The task force makes a series of recommendations that are grouped into four key areas: financing strategies; increasing affordable housing for homeowners; increasing affordable housing for renters; and preserving small businesses and cultural assets. The task force’s co-chairs will present the report to City Council today at 9 a.m. Read the full report here (PDF).

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