rentals http://kut.org en Austin Council Update: EMS Contract OK’d, Trails Kept Open 24 Hours, and an Airport Pet Hotel http://kut.org/post/austin-council-update-ems-contract-ok-d-trails-kept-open-24-hours-and-airport-pet-hotel <p><strong>Update: </strong>Austin City Council members unanimously approved a <strong>rental registration program </strong>early this morning (Items 11, 12).</p><p>Council members were considering two different proposals. One would have required the owners of rental property in certain areas of the city to register. But the proposal the council approved will require rental properties with multiple health and safety violations to be registered &ndash; no matter where the properties are located in the city.</p><p>The program requires properties on the registration list to be periodically inspected. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:26:56 +0000 KUT Staff 8808 at http://kut.org Austin Council Update: EMS Contract OK’d, Trails Kept Open 24 Hours, and an Airport Pet Hotel Austin Study Highlights LGBT Housing Discrimination http://kut.org/post/austin-study-highlights-lgbt-housing-discrimination <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98827859" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The City of Austin and the Austin Tenant’s Council are hosting a <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/news/public-agencies-host-first-forum-lgbt-housing-discrimination" target="_blank">community forum Saturday</a> focused on housing discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:00:37 +0000 Laura Rice 8240 at http://kut.org Austin Study Highlights LGBT Housing Discrimination City Council Passes Rental Registration, Paid Parental Leave http://kut.org/post/city-council-passes-rental-registration-paid-parental-leave <p>A debate over two Austin City Council proposals to track problem rental properties continued into the early hours of the morning.</p><p>After hearing from many Austinites about the issue, council members voted unanimously to pass an effort to create a registry for properties with a history of violations. A similar move to track all rental properties in certain parts of the city passed 5 to 2.</p><p>City employees will soon be able to take 30 days of paid parental leave.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:48:48 +0000 Sebastian Herrera & Laura Rice 8037 at http://kut.org City Council Passes Rental Registration, Paid Parental Leave Renting? Good Luck Finding a Place! http://kut.org/post/renting-good-luck-finding-place <p>Having trouble finding a place to rent? You’re definitely not alone.</p><p>A steady stream of people moving to Central Texas has made finding an apartment more difficult. U.S. Census Bureau <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/am-update-local-population-boom-former-ut-swimmers-olympics-stand-your-ground-sentence" target="_blank">data released in June</a> ranked Round Rock second and Austin third on a list of the fastest-growing large cities in the country.</p><p>Capitol Market Research, which studies the area’s rental market, says there are barely enough apartment units in the Austin-area to keep up with demand. It says the average rent on a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is now about $1,100 a month. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:41:03 +0000 Mark Dewey & Laura Rice 4921 at http://kut.org Renting? Good Luck Finding a Place! Report: Austin Rental Market Good For Investors http://kut.org/post/report-austin-rental-market-good-investors <p>The company behind those <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/violentz/2562540936/">&ldquo;We Buy Ugly Houses&rdquo; billboards</a> just released a study on the best cities to invest in rental properties, and Austin made 24<sup>th</sup> on the list.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:17:04 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1928 at http://kut.org Report: Austin Rental Market Good For Investors