While most of the state focused on the meaning and aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision related to same-sex marriage, affordable housing advocates were riveted by a case brought by the Inclusive Communities Project of Dallas, which sued the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs over how the department decides to allocate tax credits for low-income housing projects.....
Looking at a map of the city’s affordable rental housing inventory provided by the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department, it is easy to see a multitude of properties clustered in Central East Austin, as well as numerous others farther east.
In addition, there are quite a few properties offering low-income rental opportunities in the East Riverside and Montopolis areas, Georgian Acres and other neighborhoods in City Council Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. There are also affordable housing projects in Central South Austin and close to the University of Texas, as well as the North Lamar/Rundberg area.
However, there are very few west of Lamar and only a handful west of MoPac