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Which Way to CodeNEXT?
A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar
"...agree that we need, and reducing affordability by restricting housing supply; 2) the more we encourage density in existing..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Bonus Points for Affordability
One council member hopes to ensure bonus program developers are building affordable housing on-site
"...the Austin skyline with the staggering need for affordable housing has fair-housing-minded city officials and community advocates grasping at..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Full Agenda at Zimmerman's D6 Swear-In
Council Member Zimmerman hosts his constituents
" hall regarding concerns about the proposed Cardinal Point housing development, which is one of several affordable-housing projects run..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today
"...more frequently, or if perhaps some didn't need a workspace on the Southwest Parkway campus at all. The company..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Co-op in Smoke
The fire that destroyed the Arrakis Co-op left more than embers in its wake.
"...bombed. In 1975, ICC, in order to provide affordable housing to students, bought the property. Their aim was and..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Features Feature by Stuart Prestidge

Best Emotional Support Animal Letter Services
We Reviewed the Top ESA Providers So You Don’t Have To
"...they are protected under a specific law: the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Under the FHA, housing providers are prohibited..."

Nov. 17, 2021 Sponsored Post

Moving on Up
River Woods residents forced out of affordable apartments which are being demolished for a new luxury complex
" extremely urgent that you begin to seek alternate housing arrangements immediately." The letter was signed by Jana Ellis,..."

Oct. 1, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

ProLodges Saves and Changes Some of Austin's Most Vulnerable Lives
Can the city keep them open?
" of the most important benefits of non-congregate transitional housing facilities, like the ProLodges, where guests have rooms of..."

Jan. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?
"...the nation in the number of incarcerated people, currently housing more than 200,000 inmates (Texas' overall population is 26..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...RS: Well, the way democracy works is you've got to get 50 percent to win...."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...contribute to livable city goals – such as affordable housing, parks and open space, public transportation, a clean environment,..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

No Place Like Home
The new Garden Terrace development takes a small but serious step toward housing Austin's homeless.
" net, and to the dysfunction of the local housing market, that Garden Terrace is unique and innovative and..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
A long-awaited decision on the rezoning of the Bennett Tract, which has sat vacant awaiting redevelopment for more than 10 years, should happen this Thursday.
"...743 multi-family units, and 141 townhouse units. No single-family housing is planned for the tract. Still, the plan has..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin
Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?
"...such as hiring additional staff and plans in the works, and what could not be achieved, including hiring "contract..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Naked City
The city's SMARTHousing initiative gets its first concrete proposal for affordable housing, a 55-unit complex for lower-income seniors.
"...On Monday, city housing officials celebrated what looks to be a firm commitment..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Live Election Night Results & Updates
The latest from the polls and candidate watch parties
"...Council would need to move forward with building more housing, while “respecting the process” that led to the development..."

Nov. 6, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Public Notice: Density vs. Affordability
It is categorically impossible for market forces to build housing in the central city that is affordable by any definition of that word
"...– split into constituent smaller-than-standard lots, so that existing housing can be removed, and redeveloped as two or more..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Professor Dumpster Wanted a Dialogue – He Got One
Nora Ankrum responds to the bowtie backlash
"...things that benefit people in need of low-cost sustainable housing,” he adds, “we might suggest a few other worthy..."

March 11, 2015 News Post by Nora Ankrum

The Next New Neighborhood
City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park
"...the city won in 2012 from the Depart­ment of Housing and Urban Develop­ment's Sustainable Communities program – will result..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 24-July 1

June 25, 2010 News Column

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" and successful public official who understands how government works, and how to get things done in a pragmatic..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" and successful public official who understands how government works, and how to get things done in a pragmatic..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" and successful public official who understands how government works, and how to get things done in a pragmatic..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...least $10 an hour to afford food, bills and housing; with one child, at least $17 an hour --..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Our readers talk back.
"...council took $750,000 out of the meager $1 million Housing Trust fund for low-income housing to cover up the..."

May 3, 2002 Column

Dusting Away the Cobwebs
"...been the case for one, at least: the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. What, never heard of it? One would..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Public Notice: Department of Unintended Consequences
Could the new land development code actually make Austin less affordable?
"...the entire country for the number of new multifamily housing permits being issued (per a recent report by RealPage,..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
" March, to oversee the completion of several income-restricted housing projects currently in the works, including the multifamily development..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...voluntary developer-funded community benefits – say, funding for affordable housing, parks, walkable streetscapes, and space for small, local businesses...."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Building Utopia
After years of pipe dreams, politics, and planning, the new Mueller Neighborhood is rising at last
"...the city's declared progressive social values: Green Urbanism, affordable housing, neighborhoods that build community, and environmental sustainability. Forged in..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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