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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?

Ann Kitchen

City Council, District 5

I have led efforts to ensure the implementation of Austin’s new Strategic Housing Blue Print to increase housing access and affordability. The BluePrint and its Implementation Plan which Council will consider this Fall are the first actual strategic housing plan our city has ever developed. We must find lasting solutions and commit the funding necessary to build more affordable homes, help people at risk of losing their homes, and offer people a path out of homelessness. The $250 million housing bond is a good step toward producing the affordable housing and support for homeless we need. The Council has also moved to lower cost for families trying to remodel to make it easier to stay in place.