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By Lisa Brown    According to Austin’s Strategic Housing Blueprint, the city will need 60,000 new housing units for low-income families, plus another 75,000 market-rate units to meet its housing needs in the next decade. Janisse says Austin is one of the fastest-growing US cities and suffers from the...

The Austin skyline, from Rainey Street. ARNOLD WELLS By Marissa Luck  – Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal Sep 4, 2018, 2:55pm CDT Updated a day ago Downtown apartment landlords officially have bragging rights: The 78701 ZIP code ranked as the most expensive place to rent both in the southwest region and in Texas,...

By LEAH SCARPELLI • MAR 8, 2018 From Texas Standard. Just as thousands of musicians are descending upon Austin in hopes of getting that big break at South by Southwest, one of the city’s most beloved performers has packed his bags for Tennessee. Texas honky-tonk legend Dale Watson is putting down new roots in Memphis,...

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...