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

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 30-50% of MFI and council need to build the stated amount of affordable units if they do density bonuses.  Furthermore, the density bonus fee in leiu needs to be raised from $2 to $4/sq. foot if developers want to bypass implementing the appropriate number of affordable housing unit.