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Naked City
Members of the state Bond Review Board and House Urban Affairs Committee push for changes in the Department of Housing and Community Affairs' tax credit subsidy process.
"...Sowell came to the Nov. 15 Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs board meeting expecting routine approval of..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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

There's No Place Like Home
"...a minor privation compared to the homelessness and public housing she and her two children had known before. Amply..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature

Brigid Shea: 'A Proven Leader'
Brigid Shea sits down for a Q&A on a wide range of city topics
"...not give direction to staff to bring back an affordable rate case. I think it's incredibly bad policy to..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
TDHCA announces its latest tax credit allocations for low-income housing under unusual scrutiny, but critics of the agency find few improvements or surprises.
"...the weeks prior to this year's allocation of low-income housing tax credits by the Texas Dept. of Housing and..."

Aug. 11, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Off the Desk:
"...SCIP Trips What many call the flagship project of "affordable" housing has suffered a potentially fatal setback last week..."

Nov. 24, 1995 News Feature

May 12 Municipal Election: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...first among equals on City Council, he deserves considerable credit for setting the progressive tone at City Hall, and..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature

The Long Run
A five-point plan for long-term housing
"...co-sponsored a forum in Houston on forming "a long-term housing plan for hurricane survivors in Texas." One product of..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature

A Developer's Jackpot
"...Low-income housing tax credits are subsidies that builders can get from..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Council Watch
Blaming the Victim
"...developers aspire to build as many as eight $80,000-$85,000 "affordable" homes on the four Swede Hill lots. The neighborhood..."

Oct. 6, 1995 News Column

Council: Nights of White Linen
As focus shifts to budget prep, agenda goes high-speed
"...another noteworthy action, Council moved to address segregation in housing, although the effects of the resolution, sponsored by D4..."

Aug. 8, 2017 News Post by Michael King

From Runways to Sidewalks
The Mueller neighborhood at midcourse
"...Mueller has turned from an idea into a community. Credit for its success so far rests with both the..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...was a very good thing that he deserves full credit for, time has not stood still. What Daryl's "7%..."

April 26, 2002 Column

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...and probably all the sites – is that the credit crisis and the recession we've been in has shut..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Dead End at Olive and Juniper
ARA and the city leave would-be homeowners out in the cold
"...its proximity to UT and the fact it was affordable – this house seemed perfect for us," Ligarde said...."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Postmarks
Losing Our Lunch
"...S. Austin Downtown Needs Affordable Housing..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Column

Postmarks
Slusher Kicks Ass!
"...rental-lot schemes, whether they're called "trailer parks" or "manufactured housing developments" is not the same thing as criticism of..."

March 13, 1998 Column

The Mayor's State of the City Is … Mixed
Adler touts city initiatives, decries “shadow” of state backlash
"...action against city governments – specifically, bills advancing property tax caps that would cripple local jurisdiction funding and even..."

April 18, 2019 News Post by Michael King

'Chronicle' Endorsements
Nov. 4 General Election
"...Republican opponent, Fayette Co. rancher George Morovich, is a flat-tax and anti-immigrant enthusiast, and his Libertarian opponent is pro..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...defeat the Rick Perry-endorsed bill to cap local property tax appraisals. See "Lege Notes."Headlines• Early voting begins this week..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
"...of African-Americans (and also Mexican-Americans) in one area, their tax dollars and votes were effectively boxed in, and thus..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

What's Next for Rosewood?
The transformation of Rosewood Courts is the centerpiece of a larger neighborhood plan
"...But later this year, Rosewood's owner, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, will begin the..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Katie Pearl Halloran

Prepare for Departure
Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project Inches Toward Council Approval
"...a showpiece, cutting-edge inner-city redevelopment project that increases the tax base, enriches the neighborhoods around it, and puts flesh..."

June 30, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Life on the 38th Parallel
GAINing Ground
"...transgression against Mitchell is its opposition to a low-income housing development proposed for the adjacent, traditionally black Anderson neighborhood,..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Council: Valentine's Day Expenses
Budget discussion, Little Woodrow's, Austin Energy, and more
"...things hadn't cost as much as budgeted, and sales tax receipts had been higher than initially estimated. It took..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Temporary Coup
Bruce Todd Retreats
"...Mitchell's SCIP II item (Scattered Co-operative In-fill Project, an affordable-housing initiative). The original plan, for 100 affordable rental housing..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Point Austin: Money for Nothing
After the bailout, what then?
"...did not act immediately to avert economic disaster, the credit markets would freeze and the stock market would collapse...."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: To Preserve and Thrive
Alvarez and Thomas' Eastside plan needs fine-tuning, but it's about time
"...– certain development projects would be eligible for property tax rebates, based on how many jobs they create or..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Whether You Like It or Not...
Eric Mitchell's Redevelopment Dreams
"...the mayor's proposed anti-homeless ordinance. Why not use federal housing grants earmarked for Eric Mitchell's pet project, the $9.6..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

Bondology
How does one schedule a bond? Very carefully, and with a lot of advance planning.
"...are busy explaining why their proposals are worth your tax dollars, while other entities plot out how long they..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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