Voters to decide on $78 million bond issue for Austin’s affordable housing

As the city continues to enjoy economic success, the effort also continues to help Austin’s low-income families. Voters will decide in November whether to support a $78 million bond proposal that would pay for permanent supportive housing and also help low-income families get home repairs and improvements. Ann Howard is the Executive Director of ECHO, Ending Community Homeless Coalition. “We are out of money, and yet we have a growing demand by this community to offer more affordable housing,” said Ann Howard. Howard says Proposition 15 would help alleviate the already over-crowded shelters. KVUE asked her what would happen if it didn’t pass. “Developers who are ready to put affordable housing on the ground and non-profits who have clients ready for housing but nowhere to go,” said Howard. The election is Nov. 6. Early voting begins next week.


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