Strategic Housing Blueprint Briefing Book Available
At the direction of the Austin City Council an Interdepartmental Action Team has drafted a Strategic Housing Blueprint Briefing Book to to identify the specific steps and resources necessary to achieve the specific goals of the Housing Blueprint in Resolution No. 20170413-024, and strategies for affordable housing preservation to avoid significant loss of existing affordable housing in Resolution No. 20170413-025.
Copies of the draft Strategic Housing Blueprint Briefing Book and supporting materials are available for download, below:
Strategic Housing Housing Blueprint
In the spring of 2017, the Austin City Council adopted the first ever Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint. The document helps align resources, ensures a unified strategic direction, and facilitates community partnerships to achieve this shared vision. The plan identifies funding mechanisms, potential regulations, and other creative approaches the City of Austin should utilize to achieve housing goals--including the creation of 60,000 affordable units over the coming decade for households earning approximately $60,000 or less per year--in line with Imagine Austin.
The Blueprint identified five community values to guide the process, including:
-- Prevent households from being priced out of Austin;
-- Foster equitable, integrated, and diverse communities;
-- Invest in housing for those most in need;
-- Create new and affordable housing choices for all Austinites in all parts of Austin; and,
-- Help Austinites reduce their household costs.