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How will you address Austin’s housing shortage? What regulations will you change to allow more housing where people want to live?

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

  1. Seek to provide greater density on corridors, missing middle housing behind it, and protect the core of neighborhoods to prevent further displacement.
  2. Clean up the code to remove conflicts and create a clear hierarchy in the next code to rank which section of the code supersedes another section of the code.
  3. Reform the fee in lieu option and develop a format that is not one size fits all.
  4. Work with community organizations and neighborhoods to develop smaller minimum lot size requirements to help decrease the land cost component of the housing compared to a larger piece of land required to build.
  5. I would seek more housing options across Austin and each District should include their fair share of development. District 1 has received a disproportionate share.