Hi All, we were one of groups that helped secure the city’s $250m affordable housing bond by calling for $300m. We helped to more than triple the initial proposal and demonstrate a significant commitment to addressing Austin’s housing crisis. Let’s update our commitment with a vote to endorse what has become Proposition A.
Below: updated the vote language from April to reflect what’s actually on the ballot now and incorporate some feedback I heard from that resolution:
Austin is in a housing crisis. To truly be an inclusive city, we need to make sure we build enough housing so that longtime residents and newcomers alike have a place to live. That means changing the zoning to allow as much housing as possible to be built. But the market won’t build enough on its own; in addition to upzoning, we need public investment to ensure homes for people from all income levels. In particular, we support Proposition A for $250m in bond money in 2018 for building new public multifamily housing.