The City of Austin’s Department of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development congratulates the Wildflower Terrace Apartments for its selection as a finalist for The Urban Land Institute’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award.
The Kemp Award is made through the Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, and honors projects that creatively work to increase the supply of affordable housing for households earning less than 120 percent of the area median income.
Located in Austin’s 700-acre Mueller Redevelopment Community, Wildflower Terrace is a mixed-income apartment community for people aged 55 or older. It was made possible, in part, to a $2 million loan from the City of Austin’s Rental Housing Development Assistance Program in 2010, which applied General Obligation Bond funds to support land acquisition and construction costs.
The community offers a mix of one and two-bedroom apartment homes, is in close proximity to public transportation, a grocery store, and greenways and trails. The development includes 86 affordable housing units, with 26 units affordable to households at 30% of the median family income or less and 60 units affordable to households at 50% of the median family income or less. Visit http://www.austintexas.gov/department/wildflower-terrace for more information.
“Being nominated for a Kemp Award is quite an honor for Wildflower Terrace and the community as a whole. This recognition brings public awareness to the critical role that affordable and workforce housing plays in creating successful communities and positively impacting the lives of our community members,” said NHCD Interim Director Rosie Truelove.
Six other developments from across the country are also up for the award. The winner will be announced during the Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity Conference, set for September 10–11 in New Orleans.
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