Initiatives and Resolution Items for City Council Prior to FY 2017

Welcome to the NHCD Department Resolutions and Initiatives page, which provides:

  • A description of each initiative and resolution assigned by the Austin City Council

  • A status of active initiatives and resolutions

If you are seeking ordinances/resolutions after FY 2017, please refer to the Initiatives and Resolution Items for City Council FY 2017-19 website.

Resolution / Ordinance Number & Description Status
Resolution No. 20161215-031 
City Manager to support a pilot program where local qualified employers can get affordable on-site units at the Grove, while employer pays the differential between employee’s income and affordable units cost.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=294884

Ordinance 20160914-001: The following direction was given to staff in the form of a budget rider: when soliciting the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Study, City Staff should refer Resolution No. 20160616-035 for guidance.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=280600

Ordinance 20160914-001: The following direction was given to staff in the form of a budget rider related to the use of the Housing Trust Fund. 1) To avoid using the affordable Housing Trust Fund for salaries, studies, consultant fees and ongoing expenses; and 2) to ensure some portion of Affordable Housing Trust Fund should remain unallocated for several months give Joint Subcommittee discussion about possible workforce housing collaborations as well as the immediate need for additional emergency housing.

Complete; 

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=306915

Resolution No. 20161020-027: Approve a resolution relating to funding repairs for manufactured homes. Directs the City Manager to explore various funding options at the national, state, and local levels, including general obligation bond funds, which may be used to repair mobile homes located within the City of Austin.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=286145

Resolution No. 20161013-005: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to explore partnership opportunities between the City of Austin, Austin Independent School District, and Travis County for affordable housing and other development projects.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=291035

Resolution No. 20161006-050: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to create a housing lending advisory group to develop recommendations for programs to provide new lending tools for current and new homeowners and report back to Council.

Complete;

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=268225

Resolution No. 20160616-035: Approve a resolution related to a Fair Housing Initiative that includes, but is not limited to, the following components: inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, voluntary housing programs, the City's Housing Trust Fund, low/moderate-income individuals, and economic and racial integration and housing diversity.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=291034

Resolution No. 20160407-024: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to explore the feasibility of increasing the use of bond funds for permanent affordable housing and develop recommendations for increasing home ownership opportunities.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=260767

Resolution No. 20151217-074:Approve a resolution amending Resolution No. 000907-72 by increasing the percentage of tax revenue dedicated to the Housing Trust Fund derived from developments built on formerly-owned City property and committing those funds to various affordable housing purposes.

Complete;

The Budget Office revised the transfer-in for the HTF back down to 40% of tax revenue in July 2016.

Resolution No. 20151210-030Approve a resolution related to CodeNEXT, Affordable Housing options and fair housing choice.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=305281

Resolution No. 201511112-027: Approve a resolution initiating code amendments related to relocation requirements for developments that will result in displacement of tenants.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=262236

Resolution No. 20151015-038: Approve a resolution initiating a process to consider code and ordinance amendments to remove or otherwise modify the option to pay a fee in lieu of providing on-site affordable housing within the City's various density bonus programs and directing the City Manager to conduct a review and compile reports regarding affordable housing, density bonus programs, and utilizing fee-in-lieu option within density bonus programs.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=304364

Resolution No. 20150604-051: Approve a resolution related to the use of homestead preservation districts and homestead preservation reinvestments zones to address affordable housing issues in Austin.

Complete; 

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=235411

Resolution No. 20141211-110: Approve a resolution supporting the application by Austin Travis County Integral Care and its affiliates to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the 2015 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program for the development of an affordable housing project to be located at 3000 Oak Springs Drive. 

Complete; 

Approved resolution was sent to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in 2014.

Resolution No. 20141016-037: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to determine the feasibility of public financial support of the thinkEAST mixed use creative district project for affordable housing, as well as any reduction of infrastructure costs, and capital recovery, connection, and development fees.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=222288

Resolution No. 20141016-034: Approve a resolution endorsing the report, “Taking Action: Preservation of Affordable Housing in the City of Austin” with the goal of preserving 20,000 affordable housing units, and directing the City Manager to implement the report's recommendations to achieve this goal as appropriate.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=234473

Resolution No. 20141016-028: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to report back to Council with a timeline for the implementation of strategies to promote the development of family-friendly housing in the City based on recommendations made by the School and Family Work Group, which was created by the Joint Subcommittees of the Austin City Council, Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, and Travis County Commissioners' Court.

Complete; 

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=222070

Resolution No. 20140925-090:  City Manager to analyze regulations for density bonuses as part of CodeNEXT, specifically focus on regulatory, economic and fiscal impact on affordable housing options.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=243379

Resolution No. 20141002-044: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop a “Good Landlord Program” for private sector landlords that meet high standards or help assist with difficult-to-house individuals, to present the propose program to stakeholders, and to bring the proposed program back to Council for approval.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=251967

Resolution No. 20141002-043: Approve a resolution establishing Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) as the primary intervention to end chronic homelessness and setting a target of 400 PSH units, with a minimum of 200 dedicated to "Housing First" PSH to be delivered in the next four years and to adopt the updates to the PSH strategy recommended in the August 2014 PSH Evaluation Report.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=294938

Resolution No. 20140925-088: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to establish goals for land banking and community land trusts, and establish criteria and accounting requirements for the tax exemption of public land used for affordable housing and other long term equity-based partnerships to promote transparency.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=234668

Resolution No. 20140807-104: Approve a resolution directing the city manager to include neighboring connectivity, public amenity maintenance and governance, and financing options within and adjacent to the 208-acre Colony Park Sustainable Community Innitiative PUD in the scope of the Colony Park Planning effort and directing the City Manager to report back to Council on progress in implementing this resolution.

Complete;

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=224095

Resolution No. 20140807-098: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to enter into discussions with Skillpoint Alliance regarding their future facility needs and potential lease of City property.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=222076

Resolution No. 20140515-033: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to explore options and take appropriate actions to maintain the availability of affordable housing units during the rehabilitation or demolition and reconstruction of affordable housing projects, such as Oak Creek Village Apartments.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=212691

Resolution No. 20130926-075: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to explore distance to transit stops and the provision of accessible housing units as criteria to be scored in the Rental Housing Development Assistance application scoring matrix.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=211703

Resolution No. 20140410-026: Approve a resolution initiating a code amendment to amend the "Transit" criteria included in Section 25-1-703(B)(4) related to the S.M.A.R.T. Housing Program requirements that specifies that a project needs to be within 1/2 mile of a transit stop, and that the route from the project to the transit stop is an accessible route for pedestrians and people with disabilities and directing the City Manager to present the amendment to Council in conjunction with the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan or as soon as possbile thereafter.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=220446

Resolution No. 20140320-048: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop a Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project through a formal solicitation process and prepare a report to Council on recommendations for future PSH projects.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=215525

Resolution No. 20130808-052: Approve a resolution initiating amendments to the City Code to ensure a minimum affordability period for affordable housing units built in the Rainey Street Subdistrict.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=198384

Resolution No. 20130627-072: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to analyze the impacts of HB 3350 and present necessary City Code amendments so that homestead preservation districts can be created as soon as possible.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=201412

Resolution No. 20130509-031: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to establish baseline information, goals, opportunities and sustainable strategies for preserving affordable housing stock and to work with stakeholders to develop recommendations to Council to proactively address preservation of affordable housing.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=214894

Resolution No. 20130117-054: The City Manager is directed to evaluate and outline issues associated with redeveloping the City-owned property located at 6909 Ryan Drive and report back to City Council by March 1, 2013.

Complete;

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=189288