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Need a reason to party? Affordable housing.

Friday, August 7, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The city of Austin is hosting a party this evening to celebrate the new Community Land Trust’s first project. As part of the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department, the Community Land Trust program aims to increase the availability of affordable housing in Austin by allowing homebuyers to purchase homes while leasing the land on which the homes sit. The program’s first project is a group of seven new and rehabilitated homes in the Robertson Hill neighborhood. Tonight, the new owners of those homes will be joined by City Council members, folks from NHCD and others to celebrate at Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th St., 6-8 p.m. Anyone wishing to join them should RSVP here.

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