Continuing the discussion from FAN Needed to Talk about Affordability:
I was invited to this event on Facebook tomorrow evening. I thought some FANs might like to go.
Affordability Report Release–May 26, 2016
Liveable City will release the report “Reclaiming Affordability in Today’s Austin,” at Scholz’s, 1607 San Jacinto, on May 26th. Doors open at 6pm, with a presentation at 6:45pm followed by an informal Q&A session.
“Reclaiming Affordability in Today’s Austin” examines seven basic cost categories that significantly impact household budgets - taxes, housing, transportation, health care, utilities, food, and telecommunications - and identifies steps to improve affordability for each, often involving a connection to one or more additional policy areas. The report focuses on local policies and initiatives to limit cost pressures across multiple elements of household budgets, especially for middle- and lower-income households.
Because affordability pressures are tied to many factors, reclaiming affordability requires a community-wide commitment. We hope you will join Liveable City for this important conversation.
You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/759458907521995/