Austin's Continued Fight for Affordability


As we move into September, affordability continues to be a hot topic for debate for the vast majority of Austin residents as housing prices continue to soar. Several major initiatives have been proposed by the City of Austin and Mayor Adler, who is leading the fight for Austinites' ability to continue to afford to reside within the city they love so dearly. Affordability is one of Kinney & Associates great passions, as well. It is our firm belief that there are ways we can work together with the real estate and development industries to ensure reasonably priced housing for all who desire to reside in Austin and not just the wealthy. We need to ensure that the people who keep this city running, as well as those that keep it inspired — the artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives — have both a place to live and a place to perform.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

Here are a few of the articles that recently caught our eye, which we thought you might be interested in...

Let's call it what it is - a State Property Tax

http://mailchi.mp/austintexas/lets-call-it-what-it-is-a-state-property-tax?e=d8356a19e1

$2 Million Dollar Grant For Housing For the Homeless in Austin https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/city-county/2017/07/27/downtown-austin-alliance-gives-2-million-grant-develop-community-homeless/

America’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/americas-affordable-housing-crisis-challenges-and-solutions

State grants $13.5 million for 132-unit affordable complex in Mueller

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/state-grants-million-for-132-unit-affordable-complex-mueller/HgpWc3KIreDqTq2cdV6wDK/

Planning Commission briefed on CodeNEXT affordability incentives

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2017-07-24/density-bonus-codenext/

Where the housing shortage is getting worse

https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/26/16033876/rent-housing-shortage-jobs

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