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What policies do you support to make Austin a more affordable place to live for all residents?

James Valadez

City Council, District 3

We need to make sure we are using all the tools at our disposal to bring about affordability in the market. Expansion of various exemptions to serve the elderly and disabled is critical. Work to develop city owned land with affordable housing in high opportunity areas with 2 and 3 bedroom options to accommodate family’s needs. Work to pass policy that creates deep affordability to the 60% MFI and below. Our median income level as a district is below the city median so it’s important to know what is affordable for residents in District 3 and not what is affordable for the rest of the city.