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Whose Affordability Crisis?
Looking through the prism's lens
"...both today and in the future. That type of affordability has become harder and harder to find...."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Point Austin: The Affordability Conundrum
If we want an affordable Austin, we'll have to afford it together
"...line, but as an introduction to the conundrum of "affordability." Everyone talks about affordability – it's the municipal buzzword..."

Sept. 20, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”
Looking for ways to balance the budget
"...2018 budget deliberations looming on the horizon – the "affordability" phrase is back in the City Council air, carrying..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

What Happened to Affordability?
Notions of a mixed-income Downtown seem to have faded
"...limit recommended by the Zoning and Platting commission – affordability would suffer. "At 400 feet, that represents an 8..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability
Greg Anderson promotes increased density, developer involvement in code rewrite
"...Planning Commission, discuss CodeNEXT and how it relates to affordability. Anderson was invited because of his 15 years of..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Getting at Affordability
Budget talks continue
"...(through June 1): public safety staffing, transportation/mobility, equity and affordability issues, and General Fund transfer policies...."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Meanings of 'Affordability'
The new year signals changes in the life of Austin
"...no real surprises: "quality of life," transportation, full representation, "affordability."..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Affordability Unlocked” With More Density, Casar Hopes
Proposal aims to make the city's money go farther by making projects larger
"...on some long-overdue moves to respond to Austin's housing affordability crisis. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Council Member Greg Casar..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Planning for Affordability
Council tackles thorny zoning cases
"...way for larger, more expensive homes ... which harms affordability ... Our older stock of market affordable units must..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Bonus Points for Affordability
One council member hopes to ensure bonus program developers are building affordable housing on-site
"...total number of affordable units constructed; the longevity of affordability for each unit; all allocations of money generated by..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Affordability Key to Climate Plan Goals
City task force makes its recommendations for 2024 climate change protection goals
"...2030 goal, says Osborne, is only advisable if current affordability metrics – passed by Council in 2011 – are..."

July 18, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Mueller Revisits Affordability and Density
Planners return to the drawing board to add and diversify housing stock at Mueller
"...city of Austin's own larger struggle with keeping the affordability factor in the local housing stock...."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Affordability Is Key
"...Louis Black, you are way off with regard to affordability [“Page Two,” Sept. 5]. Lower Manhattan is a shadow..."

Sept. 11, 2008 Postmarks

Public Notice: Affordability & Economic Segregation
(Plus some fun stuff at the end)
"...code – resumes this week with the session on Affordability. Which is of course a loaded topic to begin..."

May 5, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Mueller vs. TCAD: No Room for Affordability?
TCAD attorney says Mueller is placing blame on appraisal board
"...explain why an appraisal policy that had accommodated the affordability limits for seven years had abruptly changed – speculating..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Imagine Affordability
Imagine an Austin in which everyone can afford to live
"...In theory, affordability is one of the key drivers of the comp..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Don't Be Fatalistic About Affordability
"...about Austin is the fatalism people have regarding its affordability [“Going Vertical,” News, Feb. 9]. There are very simple..."

Feb. 12, 2007 Postmarks

Public Notice: Getting to Affordability
Council sweats the small stuff
"...when possible. That dovetails nicely with CM Greg Casar's "Affordability Unlocked" proposal – which depends on those entitlements as..."

April 12, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Council parses contracts, buys CD’s, and postpones housing
"...and indeed in town, gives earnest lip service to “affordability,” “equity,” and more specifically, “affordable housing.” But when it..."

Aug. 8, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: Mobility and Affordability
Mayor Adler chases transportation dollars
"...to address our most pressing challenges of mobility and affordability."..."

April 8, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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
"...accelerate – to "build our way out of" the affordability crisis. (If you tell someone who actually works in..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Beside the Point: 'Mission of Affordability'
AE brings a half-baked rate increase to City Council
"...a balance between AE's leadership and its mission of affordability."..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Affordability's in the Eye of the Beholder
Take a peek at the Affordable Housing Incentives Task Force's recommendations.
"...group's lofty (or is that loft?) goals of "deep affordability." The 60% MFI requirements for multifamily zoning cut a..."

May 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Affordability Restructuring
"...This year's audits as part of Affordability 2000 calls for these city functions to be consolidated..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature

Mueller vs. TCAD: Affordability Fight in Court
Attorney for Mueller homeowners says TCAD is incorrectly applying the law

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Mueller Affordability Falls Short

May 29, 2008 Postmarks

The Affordability Toolbox

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Working for Affordability

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Wreckless Recs?
Garza's Affordability Strategy Slides Into Uselessness
"...illustration by Doug Potter Affordability 2000. It sounds kinda cheesy, like a drive-in movie..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Considers the True Cost of Saving a Buck
Affordability is in the details
"...Eastside demographic changes is to provide as much neighborhood affordability as possible. "I'm trying to get as much affordable..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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