Articles tagged: affordable housing
Austin is one of the most segregated and sprawling cities in Texas. A new land development code aims to change that.
On a brisk Saturday morning in November, a group of two dozen cyclists pauses in front of a four-story apartment complex in East Austin. The Terrace at Oak Spri...Read More
Texas is a super-user of federal housing programs, but the shutdown has brought loans, tax credits and rental assistance to a screeching halt, hurting poor Texans the most.
The heating and cooling units inside Sandstone Foothills Apartments, which houses low-income seniors in Mineral Wells, need to be replaced and the aging elevato...Read More
Unlike most states, Texas essentially gives state legislators veto power over affordable housing in their districts. Now that law is being used to derail low-income senior housing.
Long before Joan Hawn moved to Oak Bluff Village in Columbus, a Colorado River town about halfway between Houston and Austin, she knew it was the place for her ...Read More
A quirk in Texas law lets House members essentially veto affordable housing projects in their districts. Austin Democrat Celia Israel is the latest to do so —...Read More
How Texas families with nowhere else to go are fighting back against mobile home moguls and their ruthless business model.
The residents of North Lamar Community Mobile Home Park in Austin aren't backing down from an escalating dispute with the new owners of the park, the moguls beh...Read More
Public housing is no less political an issue now than it was in the 1930s.
The increasing need for affordable housing is readily apparent in Texas. ...Read More