Do you agree that increasing housing supply is only one side of the supply-demand equation for beating back Austin’s affordability crisis, and that Austin should refrain from subsidizing growth during times of rapid growth so as to reduce demand growth to levels that can be met with new supply? If so, in the Candidate Response section below, please tell us your ideas for ways to make Austin’s growth pay for itself. (Hint: You can refer to any of the materials parked on this page from the years of work conducted by local developers, Brian Rodgers and Ed Wendler, Jr., especially the power point at the bottom of the page Total Accounting and Impact Fees.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

While our housing supply needs to grow in order to meet the demand for housing, this growth should in no way, shape, or form be subsidized by the city. All incoming developers need to pay their share of property taxes as well as the necessary utility fees to the city of Austin. Affordable units should be between 30-40% of MFI and the density bonus fees need to be raised considerably if developers want to bypass implementing the appropriate number of affordable housing units.

Rate your support: 8