Think back to the November election. Voters here in Austin approved $925 million in bonds, including $250 million for affordable housing in the city.   Last week, the four Council members who represent east Austin (Harper-Madison, Garza, Renteria, and Casar) announced a new initiative to try and...

From the LBJ Presidential Library - As Austin’s population and development continue to boom, the city’s housing options are becoming less and less affordable for people with low income, working-class residents, middle-class families, students, and many others. At this critical time, the LBJ Future Forum is...

There are few things as confusing in Austin right now as CodeNEXT. At times, it can seem like there are hundreds of opposing viewpoints, all being tossed around online and in public meetings at a lightening fast pace. And that can make it hard for...

"Our current land development code is accelerating gentrification and segregation. Our current land development code is choking our ability to have a successful public transit system. Our current code is unacceptable...

Sponsored Post from Austin Habitat for Humanity - We all know that Austin is becoming a less and less affordable place to live. One local organization that is working hard to change that is Habitat for Humanity. In 2014 alone, they built 30 homes and served...