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What's Wrong with Public Housing?
The remarkable turnaround of the city's Housing Authority
"...Rita is not only the debut project of the Housing Authority of the city of Austin, it's the very..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: People’s Housing Justice
What Council can do that's not CodeNEXT
"...Following a presentation on income-restricted (i.e., publicly subsidized) Afford­able Housing, Planning Commissioner David King asked the lead consultant about..."

April 13, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The Housing Conundrum
Good news? Bad news? It’s all in your point of view.
"...Meanwhile, as the cost of market­-rate housing moves out of reach, developers and landlords are trying..."

March 26, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin FC's New Charitable Arm Backs Affordable Housing Project
Meanwhile, Senate Bill 1771 seeks to jeopardize the Major League Soccer team
"...Communities held a symbolic "groundbreaking" on a forthcoming affordable housing development in Northwest Austin on Wednesday morning, with financial..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Good Works
Faith United Behind a Paint Scraper
"...have benefited from Austin Metropolitan Ministries' (AMM) Hands on Housing program. Working primarily in lower-income areas like Alexander's Blackshear..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature

Looking for Cheap Dirt
Trying to make housing 'affordable' has a whole lot to do with the facts on the ground
" – and that's why local discussions of affordable housing so quickly turn dirty...."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
"...Isn't it about time we discarded this term "affordable housing"? Raise your hand if you think your rent or..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...last published draft of CodeNEXT – allowing for more housing capacity and diversity, relaxed "compatibility" standards that limit heights..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Public Notice: CodeNextYear?
Reports, editorial, public all say CodeNOT
"...came out on Friday – one from the nonprofit Housing Works of Aus­tin, the other from the city's own..."

May 4, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Developing Stories
City just says no to $1 million. Go figure.
" the Zilker Neigh­bor­hood Association) was to underwrite affordable housing in the Zilker neighborhood, as civic-minded compensation for the..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Density Bonus Program 'Interim' No More
Council takes wait-and-see approach
"...Heather Way, who is a member of both the Housing Works policy committee and the Downtown Commission, took to..."

July 5, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Point Austin: Getting Bonded
Making the wish list was the easy part ...
" of lip service – open space and affordable housing – come in right now at less than 10..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Nobody Loves Me
"...passengers prior to boarding. She lives in an urban housing project that is in the process of being renovated..."

April 5, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gimme Shelter
Austin's housing market is rough. It's even worse if you have a criminal record.
"...criminal justice reform advocates concerned about the barriers to housing faced by people with criminal records. They believed that..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability
Greg Anderson promotes increased density, developer involvement in code rewrite
"...that increasing the number of units in the city's housing market won't necessarily make housing "affordable," he stressed that..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Battle of the Bonds – Take Your Turn
With two public input meetings left, it's a good time to review the ups and downs, the winners and losers in the city's bond package so far
"...untouched. It's likely, however, that the folks at Public Works – who told council that the needs list still..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Hard Luck in Heritage Heights
Renters in Eastside housing project feel misled, misused by the city.
"...Affordable housing in Austin at this time was becoming a scarce..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Jessica Chapman

Council Watch
Housing Squabbles
"...the last quarter of 1995. Still, members of the housing subcommittee met on Tuesday to try to guide the..."

Oct. 20, 1995 News Column

Playing the Dozens in District 3
Media forum takes on affordability, rail, city farms
"...3 City Council candidates address Austin growth, gentrification, affordable housing, urban rail, and urban farms, in the third forum..."

Sept. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...year's city bond election continued, a new coalition called HousingWorks called for tripling the $25 million so far proposed..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature

Once Were Warriors
"...Were Warriors work. Set in the poor, urban, public housing district of an unspecified New Zealand city, the movie..."

May 5, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Adjuster
" take care of their every need, from temporary housing to carnal desires. His job is his life, and..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
"...Not all affordable housing is created equal. Mobile homes, or "manufactured homes," as..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Homelessness Rises in AISD
More Austin students than ever have no permanent address
"...according to the latest numbers released by non-profit group HousingWorks Austin...."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Skid Row Marathon
Homeless runner documentary goes from sleeping rough to pounding the pavement
"...Skid Row (pop. 4,500 and counting). More specifically, he works out of the Midnight Mission, a nonprofit center housing..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

There's magic in this Moonlight
"...identity in the sun-drenched hell of the Dade County housing projects, circa the 1980s. It’s the story of a..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Men & Chicken
Danish black comedy is a nimble tone-shifter
"...Obstructions). But in Jensen’s extremely capable hands, everything (mostly) works...."

April 29, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Public Notice – LDC Rewrite: If Not Now, When?
Further thoughts on housing affordability and how it might be affected by the city Land Development Code
"...point on what has become a three-part miniseries on housing affordability and how it might be affected by the..."

April 9, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council OK's Motel Purchase to Help Homeless
Also on the dais: parks, trains, trails, diapers
"...I-35 to serve as temporary bridge and permanent supportive housing for those now homeless and unsheltered...."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Mayor's Plan to Fix Everything
Adler to announce Downtown revitalization plan
"...the city’s most centralized Downtown districts while simultaneously purchasing housing for more than 200 members of the homeless population..."

July 16, 2017 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

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