As millions more Americans are starting to figure out, navigating the process of applying for government benefits or accessing nonprofit services can be extremely difficult… especially in times of crisis.    That’s what 2-1-1 is for.    Since 1996, the United Way’s 2-1-1 call center has answered millions of...

"We are pro-people, not pro-development. We are anti-displacement, not anti-development."   This is the slogan of Planning Our Communities (POC), a new organization focused on bringing more nuance into conversations around Austin's land development code, as well as creating space for communities of color and working class...

Hosted by Planning Our Communities (POC) - Come out to POC's first happy hour and learn how you can get involved! Planning Our Communities (POC) is a group of people of color who are affordable housing, economic opportunity and transit advocates, community organizers, and social justice activists...

From the City of Austin - If you are concerned about displacement and gentrification you are invited for a Community Forum with the Austin City Council-appointed Anti-Displacement Task Force, to discuss recommendations for: • Financing strategies; • Opportunities to increase affordable housing for homeowners; • Methods to increase affordable...

From the City of Austin - Concerned about gentrification and displacement in your neighborhood? Tell Austin’s Anti-Displacement Task Force on June 4 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 East Rundberg Lane. You can help counter displacement and keep Austin...

The conversation around CodeNEXT continued last week, particularly as it relates to one very important topic - gentrification. A group of community activists (including the organization Community Not Commodity) gathered in East Austin on Martin Luther King Day to protest CodeNEXT and to propose their own East Austin People's Plan to...

"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...