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By: Shonda Novak, American-Statesman Staff For a couple of years, apartment dwellers in the Austin-area got a bit of a break from sharply rising rents amid a surge of new supply and somewhat slower job growth. But the respite is proving to be short-lived, experts say. Job growth...

How Austin Can Increase Affordable Housing By: Kate Weidaw AUSTIN (KXAN) -- This November, Austin voters may decide if $250 million should be allocated to affordable housing. City council will make a final decision next month on whether that bond goes on the ballot. In the meantime, leaders in affordable housing from...

This time of year, people from all over the country don their best hipster duds, dust off their cowboy boots and descend on Austin, Texas, for SXSW (pro tip: just call it “South by”). The smorgasbord of panels, films, events and concerts every spring has elevated...

  [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://affordablectx.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/KUT_1.mp4"][/video] By SYEDA HASAN A fund created to preserve affordable apartments in Austin has raised enough money to begin buying properties. Affordable Central Texas is the nonprofit behind the Austin Housing Conservancy fund. President and CEO David Steinwedell says the goal is to buy 1,000 housing units over the next year. “We’re...

by Chad Swiatecki A group of real estate investors focused on preserving housing for Austin’s middle-class workforce is on the hunt for properties, with the goal of purchasing up to 1,000 apartment units within the next year. The Austin Housing Conservancy announced last week that it has received...

By: JOSEPH LEAHY Ben Hamill was confused. Down the street from his house in Brentwood, a building was going up, and he and his wife couldn’t quite place what it was. It looked like an apartment or a condo, as far as they could tell, with...

Enlightened Capital - Investing for Legacies There is a growing demand from investors to understand not just how much money they make, but how they make it. In the public markets, this is characterized by ESG (Environment, Sustainability & Governance) policies. In the startup world this...