Under One Roof http://kut.org en Under One Roof: Listeners React to KUT's Affordable Housing Series http://kut.org/post/under-one-roof-listeners-react-kuts-affordable-housing-series <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94841548&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Last week KUT News spent some time looking at affordable housing in Austin in "<a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/week-kut-news-under-one-roof-affordable-housing-101">Under One Roof: Affordable Housing 101</a>." We got into the nuts and bolts of how nonprofit developers build affordable housing for low-income Austinites and why it’s in such short supply.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">We heard from quite a few people about this series and about some of the other issues around affordable housing as well.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 18:54:51 +0000 Matt Largey 7927 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: Listeners React to KUT's Affordable Housing Series Under One Roof: Where Is the Public and Political Will for Affordable Housing? http://kut.org/post/under-one-roof-where-public-and-political-will-affordable-housing <p>For many, Election Night 2012 was a great night.</p><p>At the Driskill Hotel, Travis County Democrats toasted President Obama’s victory. But Walter Moreau with <a href="http://www.foundcom.org/">Foundation Communities</a>, one of Austin’s largest affordable-housing providers, wasn’t celebrating.</p><p>“All the other bonds passed, so it’s hard to say why …” Moreau began.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Wells Dunbar 7864 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: Where Is the Public and Political Will for Affordable Housing? Under One Roof: How Does Affordable Housing Get Financed? http://kut.org/post/under-one-roof-how-does-affordable-housing-get-financed <p>Real estate finance under any circumstances is complicated. When it comes to affordable housing, it’s even more so.</p><p>So to make this as simple as we can, we’re going to use Austin’s <a href="http://kut.org/2011/11/affordable-transit-oriented-housing/">M Station</a> as an example. The 150-unit apartment complex is right next to the Red Line tracks on MLK Boulevard.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Matt Largey 7848 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: How Does Affordable Housing Get Financed? Under One Roof: Who Develops Affordable Housing for Austin? http://kut.org/post/under-one-roof-who-develops-affordable-housing-austin <p>It’s early morning – still dark outside – and Walter Moreau is already done with his morning run.&nbsp;When I meet him he’s downtown, getting ready for his workout.</p><p>“I think there’s a lot of things here in the gym that translate to work,” he says.</p><p>Moreau leads <a href="http://www.foundcom.org/">Foundation Communities</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</span>Austin’s largest non-profit builder and manager of affordable housing. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Joy Diaz 7817 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: Who Develops Affordable Housing for Austin? Interactive Map: Average Price for Austin Homes http://kut.org/post/interactive-map-average-price-austin-homes <p><iframe height="450" src="http://kut.jaysandbox.net/super2.html" width="450"></iframe></p><p></p><p>This interactive map was created using MLS data provided by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=austin+board+of+realtors&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=austin+board+of&amp;aqs=chrome.0.0l4j62l2.1471j0&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">Austin Board of Realtors</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Click on the dots to view the average sales price of Austin homes for each month from January 2008 to April 2013.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Ann Choi & Emily Donahue 7813 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: Who’s Using Affordable Housing in Austin? http://kut.org/post/under-one-roof-who-s-using-affordable-housing-austin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re going on a tour through the world of affordable housing, it’s good to have one of Austin’s most knowledgeable experts as your tour guide.</span></p><p>Meet Stuart&nbsp;Hersh. He’s a consultant with non-profit organizations that help produce affordable housing. During the last 30 years,&nbsp;Hersh&nbsp;has worked in a variety of fields that have to do with writing and enforcing building codes to writing affordable housing regulations.</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Joy Diaz 7798 at http://kut.org Under One Roof: Who’s Using Affordable Housing in Austin? KUT News Presents 'Under One Roof: Affordable Housing 101' http://kut.org/post/kut-news-presents-under-one-roof-affordable-housing-101 <p>Last November, Austin voters were asked to approve <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/prop-15-affordable-housing">almost $80 million</a> for affordable housing.</p><p>They <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/surprise-over-prop-15-rejection-austin">chose not to</a>.</p><p>As the city considers putting the question to voters <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/austin-s-affordable-housing-backers-trying-bond-again">again this fall</a>, KUT News asks: just how does affordable housing work in Austin?</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:05:00 +0000 KUT Staff 7789 at http://kut.org KUT News Presents 'Under One Roof: Affordable Housing 101'