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.