Position Papers and Policy Letters

 

Request to the City of Austin and Travis County to Support Homelessness Summit Plan

Dear Mayor Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Harper-Madison, and City Council Members, Dear Judge Brown and Travis County Commissioners, The Austin Housing Coalition (AHC) is requesting that the Austin City Council and the  Travis County Commissioners each commit $100M from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) towards fully funding the Homelessness Summit Plan. The Summit to Address… Read more Request to the City of Austin and Travis County to Support Homelessness Summit Plan

Feedback on Downtown Density Program and Rainey Density Bonus Program Resolution

Dear Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition is requesting that you amend Item 39, before adoption at the Regular Meeting of the Austin City Council on April 22, 2021. This resolution would initiate a code amendment to repeal or amend City Code section 25-2-586 (B)(6) and direct the City Manager… Read more Feedback on Downtown Density Program and Rainey Density Bonus Program Resolution

Affordability Unlocked

Dear Mayor and Council Members, Austin Housing Coalition (AHC) is reaffirming its unwavering support for the Affordability Unlocked program that was adopted in May 2019 by the Austin City Council. Since adoption, the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has certified 26 projects in all city districts, while 46 applications were filed to use the… Read more Affordability Unlocked

QAP Screening Comments

The Austin Housing Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit agencies and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the creation, improvement, and preservation of affordable housing for the Austin community. We believe in providing safe, quality, affordable housing options to all types of people, including those who have been involved in the criminal justice… Read more QAP Screening Comments

Fair Chance Housing Resolution Statement of Support

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit entities and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe affordable housing for Austin residents. Today, the Executive Committee of the Austin Housing Coalition voted to support the Fair Chance Housing Resolution, Item 94 on Austin City Council’s June 11th… Read more Fair Chance Housing Resolution Statement of Support

LDC Second Revision Comments

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition (formerly the CHDO Roundtable) has represented the community of “housers” across Austin and Central Texas since its founding in 2003. We are nonprofit housing developers, housing and policy experts, and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe, affordable housing for Austin… Read more LDC Second Revision Comments

Response to 2019 Land Development Code

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The mission of the Austin Housing Coalition is to support members in creating, improving, and preserving affordable housing for the Austin community through collaborative education, advocacy, and organizing.  We see the Land Development Code rewrite as one essential step in reaching our broader goals as a community of “housers” across… Read more Response to 2019 Land Development Code

Use of CDBG Funds

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition (formerly the CHDO Roundtable) has represented the community of “housers” across Austin and Central Texas since its founding in 2003. We are nonprofit housing developers, housing and policy experts,  and other interested organizations, businesses, and  residents who support the development of safe,  affordable housing for Austin… Read more Use of CDBG Funds

Response to LDC

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit agencies and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe affordable housing for Austin residents. We appreciate Austin City Council efforts to provide the City Manager policy direction regarding the Land Development Code. Revising the Land Development… Read more Response to LDC

Letter to City Council Supporting Resolution No. 20190221-027

Dear Mayor and Council Members, The Austin Housing Coalition (formerly the CHDO Roundtable) has represented the community of “housers” across Austin and Central Texas since its founding in 2003. We are nonprofit housing developers, housing and policy experts, and other interested organizations, businesses, and residents who support the development of safe, affordable housing for Austin… Read more Letter to City Council Supporting Resolution No. 20190221-027