Thu October 3, 2013
Learn More About Austin's $65 Million Affordable Housing Vote Tonight
A year after voters narrowly rejected the proposal, the Austin City Council is once again asking voters to approve tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing.
The City of Austin will host the first of four community information sessions today about this November’s $65 million affordable housing bond.
The city tried to get $78.3 million in bond money for affordable housing last year, but the measure failed. (Here’s a map showing how the housing bond lost.) Austin was forced to use $10 million from its budget for affordable housing projects, including repairs on low-cost homes.
Tonight’s meeting will be held at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in East Austin. Voters will consider the proposition on the Nov. 5 ballot. Read more about the proposal here.
For more information on affordable housing, see KUT’s four-part series on the subject, "Under One Roof: Affordable Housing 101."