The City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office (NHCD) has released the Draft Austin Housing Plan, a comprehensive approach to address Austin’s most pressing housing challenges informed by input from the citizens of Austin. The announcement of the release can be viewed at http://www.austintexas.gov/news/correction-draft-austin-housing-plan-available-public-review-0
The stated purpose of the Austin Housing Plan is to align resources, ensure a unified strategic direction, and help facilitate community partnerships to achieve this shared vision. The Plan recommends new funding mechanisms, regulatory changes, and other creative approaches the City of Austin should utilize to achieve both market rate and affordable housing goals to maintain and create affordable housing for a range of incomes throughout the city, as envisioned in Imagine Austin, the City’s adopted comprehensive plan.
The Draft Austin Housing Plan can be viewed at: www.austintexas.gov/housingplan
The public is invited to provide written comments on the Draft Housing Plan. Written comments may be submitted until 5pm on August 8, 2016. Please include a name, address, and phone number. Comments can be E-mailed to NHCD [at] austintexas [dot] gov or mailed to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office
Attn: Draft Housing Plan
P. O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767