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 Housing Plan.
Austin Housing Plan
Our goal is to increase housing choices available to all Austinites. The Austin 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.
The public is invited to provide written comments on the Draft Housing Plan. Written comments may be submitted until 5pm on August 8, 2016. Comments can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office
Attn: Draft Housing Plan
P. O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767
Please include a name, address, and phone number.
For more information about engaging with the Austin Housing Plan effort, City of Austin staff may be reached at (512) 974-3100 Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
No, the Annual Action Plan of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development focuses on federal funding through four U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula grants. This annual action plan required by the federal government is more limited in scope than the Austin Housing Plan; the good news is these plans will complement each other.
For more information on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Action Plan, including how to comment on the DRAFT document, click here (in English) or here (in Spanish).
To view the DRAFT Fiscal Year 2016-17 Action Plan, click here. The public comment period ends June 24, 2016.