Housing and Planning Department staff, in partnership with HousingWorks Austin, created Scorecard to analyze and track the community’s progress towards reaching the affordable housing goals established in the Blueprint.
The Scorecards measure goals outlined in the Strategic Housing Blueprint including ensuring the creation, preservation, and equitable spread of affordable housing units across our City, while aiming to create affordability accessible to a wide range of incomes.
The annual scorecard (published 6-12 months after the close of the reporting period) can help Austin track its efforts to sustainably achieve affordability goals, expand housing opportunities, and ensure Austin remains a livable city for all.
Download the 2018 Blueprint Scorecard (PDF) - Revised May 2021
Download the 2018 Scorecard Methodology (PDF) - Revised May 2021
Key Takeaway: The first iteration of the Blueprint Scorecard shows that although the City of Austin is making
progress in supporting the values highlighted in the Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint, additional efforts are
required to address affordability challenges and to ensure housing for all.
Download the 2019 Blueprint Scorecard (PDF) - Revised May 2021
Download the 2019 Scorecard Methodology (PDF) - Revised May 2021
Key Takeaway: The second iteration of the Blueprint Scorecard builds on the slow progress highlighted in the 2018 Blueprint
Scorecard and shows that the City of Austin continues to meet some goals outlined in the Strategic Housing
Blueprint, but still lags behind targets for many other metrics.
Key Takeaway: The third iteration of the Blueprint Scorecard includes a Progress-to-Date Scorecard, which gives a cumulative overview of progress toward Blueprint goals over the past three years (2018 to 2020). The City of Austin had mixed results in 2020 in meeting its Blueprint goals. While improvement was made in 2020 from the previous two years on other key goals such as constructing income-restricted units in High Opportunity Areas and preserving existing subsidized units, greater progress is necessary to reach the desired benchmarks for all goals by 2028.