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Solutions to homelessness exist – they require scaling up social services and housing programs, including the pathways from shelter to housing. To date, Austin has not identified adequate funding to address this challenge. How would you work to identify the funding needed?

Steve Adler


I have worked hard to find such dedicated funding streams. The “downtown puzzle,” associated with a convention center expansion, would enable the use of a TPID as one such source of funding. Additionally, I’ve gotten the support of the 10/1 Council to get staff to explore the use of $30 million in unused Waller Creek TIF capacity for this purpose. I’ll continue to work to identify new ways of funding that do not increase the property tax burden on Austinites. And I’m working hard to campaign for Proposition A in the upcoming November bond election because it, too, would provide needed funding.