The Austin Housing Coalition generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 9:00-10:30am at Foundation Communities’ M Station Apartments in the Leasing Office.
Our meeting calendar may be subject to change. Email us if you have questions about our upcoming meetings.
cALENDAR OF LOCAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Click to view and download the event flyerThere is much work ahead toward solving Austin’s affordable housing crisis. It is vital that we continue to have leaders on the City Council and in the mayor’s office who will support innovative housing ideas and initiatives. Join co-hosts Austin Housing Coalition, Austin Housing Repair Coalition, Austin Women in Housing and HousingWorks Austin on September 29th for the second of two council and mayoral candidate forums. This will be a great opportunity to hear the candidates vying for city council representing districts 1, 3, 9 and for mayor discuss their vision for housing in our city.LOCATION: First United Methodist Church – Family Life Ctr. 1300 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701 NW corner of 13th & Lavaca – CapMetro stations 591 & 2738
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE Download the Bus Tour FlyerYou’re invited to join HousingWorks Austin on a tour of affordable housing bond funded properties in Austin on Friday, October 5, 2018 1:30 – 3:30. We’ll take an up close look at housing communities that grew out of Austin’s vision and efforts to leverage private dollars to stretch our investment in affordable housing bonds, and invest existing resources to expand our affordable housing stock.The tour will begin at 1:30 pm in the Cafeteria/Lounge of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin(HACA) with a 30 minute presentation and conversation on the bond funded housing we will be seeing. We will then get on the bus and tour various locations in the city. We will be back at HACA at 3:30pm. Join us as we share and learn about what Austin is doing to ensure affordability for everyone in our city.Cost for attendees for the bus tour is a $10.00 per person to help defray the cost of the event. Refunds available for any cancellations 48 hours in advance of the event.
The State of Texas is growing rapidly, leading to an increased need for housing, healthcare, transportation, education and economic opportunities. In 2017, Texas was home to four of the five fastest growing cities in the nation, and its statewide annual growth rate of 1.7 percent ranked 7th in the country. However this rate of change threatens to leave many Texans behind, stuck in poverty and pushed outside of city-limits. In order to ensure that everyone benefits from Texas’s growth and economic gains, affordable housing must be connected with other vital wealth building initiatives. These efforts include closing the financial gap through asset building and access to affordable credit, providing residents educational opportunities and job training, and building inclusive communitiesthrough place-based planning strategies and employer subsidized housing.The Housing + Equitable Communities Summit: Building with Purpose will bring together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to develop a creative and holistic approach in building and sustaining complete communities in Texas. Stay tuned for more information on how to register, and about the agenda and speakers.