Affordable housing: City leaders ask for community input

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the city continues to burst at the seams, affordable housing has become a scarce and highly debated commodity.

You have a chance to voice your opinion on Austin’s affordable housing plan. City leaders are holding a series of public meetings addressing the need for affordable housing in Austin.

This is a part of the effort by Austin’s Neighborhood and Housing Community Development office, which hopes to include residents’ thoughts on the implementation of affordable housing.

“The idea around the housing plan is to get ideas on how we can increase Austin’s housing supplies for all Austinites especially low and moderate income households but also increasing the supply all over town basically,” says Jonathan Tomko, Sr. Planner, City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development.

Once the public meetings have ended, city officials will compile the feedback and mold it into a plan they hope to complete by June. The plan will be the next step for the affordable housing developments.

The meeting Monday will be a Pleasant Hill Library starting a 6 p.m.

  • Monday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. 
    • Pleasant Hill Branch Library (District 2), 6405 Circle S. Road
  • Tuesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. 
    • Little Walnut Creek Branch Library (District 4), 835 West Rundberg Lane
  • Wednesday, April 20, 6-8 p.m. 
    • Spicewood Springs Branch Library (District 6), 8637 Spicewood Springs Road
  • Monday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. 
    • North Village Branch Library (District 10), 2520 Steck Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. 
    • Hampton Branch Library (District 8), 5125 Convict Hill Road
  • Thursday, April 28, 6-8 p.m. (Affordability & CodeNEXT)
    • Town Lake Center at Austin Energy (District 9), 721 Barton Springs Road provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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