The City of Austin’s community survey found that 68 percent of Austin residents believe more affordable housing is needed.
Texans say they are spending too much on housing. New statewide poll results released found nearly half of Texas adults say it is difficult for them to find affordable housing in the area where they live, and a similar share believe they spend too much of their income on housing. The independent poll was conducted by the Texas Lyceum, the 40-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership organization.
In Texas the report shows that the number of households that were moderately or severely housing cost burdened has grown from 1.3 million in 2008 to over 1.7 million by 2018.
The Houston Housing Authority aims to build two mixed-income multifamily apartment communities in Houston’s rapidly changing East End neighborhood. The area has historically provided relatively affordable housing for what has long been where many of the city’s minority residents reside.
State Sen. Eddie Lucio is inviting the general public to testify in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) on issues such as affordable housing and infrastructure resiliency. Sen. Lucio chairs the Senate IGR Committee. TAAHP Executive Director Roger Arriaga and TAAHP members were invited to take provide expert testimony that could offer insight into measures that would increase the supply of affordable housing in Texas.