Austin’s KUT on Affordable Housing

Last week, Austin’s NPR-affliate KUT News explored the nuts and bolts of Austin affordable housing in a four-part series – “Under One Roof: Affordable Housing 101.”  The series asked the question “just how does affordable housing work in Austin?”Here are links to the individual stories:

  • Part One: The Users. Affordable housing wait lists can last upwards of five years. That’s because the demand for affordable units far outstrips their number. Who are the users of affordable housing in Austin? Meet one family that’s waited years for an affordable home. (Tuesday)
  • Part Two: The Developers. Building more housing sounds like a focused, achievable goal. But it’s a challenge filled with many moving parts. Learn about their biggest challenges facing the developers and providers of affordable housing. (Wednesday)
  • Part Three: The Money. Bond elections have the most visibility – but bonds are just one source of money for affordable housing projects. While public finding sources are scarce, some projects can assemble a dozen or more sources of funding – and putting the money together is no easy feat. (Thursday)
  • Part Four: The Politics. There are a lot of differences – even within the affordable housing community – about just how the city should be approaching this from a policy perspective. Hear from some of the different sides. (Friday)