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Affordable housing is a major problem in Austin. Large numbers of people who work in Austin cannot afford to live in Austin. Many families are moving outside the city to find affordable housing. Do you have any ideas to help create more affordable housing or to make existing housing more affordable?

Susana Almanza

City Council, District 3


We need to support the Peoples Plan.  The Peoples Plan calls for the establishment of Low-income housing trust fund and appropriations. The trust fund will construct or subsidize housing for low-income families. It also calls for using public land to construct low-income housing. The Plan recommends a Right to Stay and Right to Return Program for East Austin residents. The Plan would use Neighborhood Conservation Combined Districts and Historic Districts to help conserve and preserve our neighborhoods and prevent gentrification and displacement.