Austin has enough affordable housing
(for 1 out of 4 very low-income households).
Is that the kind of city we want to be?
What are your ideas to address Austin’s housing needs?
Residents across Austin are feeling the pinch and struggling to make ends meet. Many in Austin are simply unable to find housing that is affordable. What should we do?
With housing prices continuing to rise at an alarming rate, we need a strategic housing plan for meeting the needs of people who call Austin home. So, that is what we are doing with the Austin Strategic Housing Plan.
Austin Strategic Housing Plan
Our goal is to increase housing choices available to all Austinites. The Austin Strategic Housing Plan will include numerical goals, timelines, and strategies to maintain and create affordable housing for a range of incomes throughout the city, as envisioned in Imagine Austin.
The plan will help align resources, ensure a unified strategic direction, and help facilitate community partnerships to achieve this shared vision. The plan will explore funding mechanisms, potential regulations, and other creative approaches the City of Austin should utilize to achieve housing goals.
View the December 5th Draft of the Austin Strategic Housing Plan
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Public Hearing on the Strategic Housing Plan before the Austin City Council - City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Recommendation for Council Action (RCA) to adopt the Strategic Housing Plan as a component of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan - City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Revised Draft Plan
The City of Austin received over 400 comments on the Draft Austin Strategic Housing Plan and incorporated changes responsive to these comments.