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City collecting feedback on draft gentrification strategies

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The city’s Anti-Displacement Task Force has created some recommendations on how we can best address problems of displacement and gentrification in Austin. Now, it’s time for the community to provide feedback on the draft, at a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., at Widen Elementary, 5605 Nuckols Crossing Road. Following the community input, the recommendations will be sent to City Council in November. The draft is organized around four key areas:

  • Financing strategies;

  • Opportunities to increase affordable housing for homeowners;

  • Methods to increase affordable housing for renters;

  • Ways to preserve small businesses and cultural assets.

It also draws from the People’s Plan, which recommends several displacement-combating strategies, as well as some policy recommendations from a gentrification study conducted by the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development in the School of Architecture and the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic of the School of Law. View the flyers for the free discussion in English and Spanish, or email NHCD@austintexas.gov for more information.

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