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What will you do to affirmatively further fair housing in Austin? By that we mean how will you actively desegregate the city — economically and racially — so that every resident can seek opportunity and not be held back by a system which has pulled up the ladder of opportunity.

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Integrated and economically diverse communities produce the most positive outcomes for all residents regardless of income and encourage intentional community building. It’s is my intention if elected to affirm fair housing in Austin by supporting policy that increases housing stock for lower income earners in all parts of the city. Mixed use, multi family, single family, duplexes and apartment complexes are all necessary to accommodate the needs of a growing city that clearly already struggles with segregation.