How would you maximize the efficacy of the $250M affordable housing bond (assume that it passes)?

Ann Kitchen

City Council, District 5

A key goal will be to refine the Strategic Housing Blueprint Implementation Plan this year to ensure that the funding is used as part of a unified strategy to maximize the value. Since the bonds were first passed in 2006, maintaining a transparent and efficient process with oversight by the Housing Bond Review Committee has been a major goal of the city.

Because bonds will provide only a portion of the dollars necessary to build a project, efficient utilization of the new funds will also require expanding the capacity of non-profit developers and City of Austin housing staff.