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

Linda O’Neal

City Council, District 9

We must protect renters from steep unexpected rent increases and encourage developers to build affordable housing with more oversight. 1,450 units of affordable housing will be built over the next decade, that number needs to be around 60,000 to meet demand. Revisit Lease-to-Purchase plans. Cleveland has the largest lease-to-purchase network and most participants have transitioned into homeownership. Cleveland uses Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, buys cheap rental properties, and then offers these homes for rent at an affordable price. At the end of 15-years, renters earn equity for their home