Topic: Housing

Help For Texas Homeowners Is On The Way

July 21, 2015
Neighborhood

Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a Transfer on Death Deed, or TODD, law similar to what roughly half of the other states in the nation use to allow people to transfer ownership of real property – their home – often without the costs of judges or lawyers. This new tool is critical and Texans ought to take advantage of it.

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The Underbelly of the Nation’s Most Economically City

June 30, 2015
Money and House

In order to foster the political will that is necessary to enact changes in policy, Austinites must first learn to acknowledge the suffering they usually do not see in their midst.

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The Middle-Class Renter is Invisible in Federal Housing Initiatives

Jan. 23, 2015
The Middle-Class Renter is Invisible in Federal Housing Initiatives

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address provided a list of things that "will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of families."

Items included on the list were child care, equal pay, higher minimum wages and lower mortgage premiums.

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Students Help in Community Survey of Austin's Homeless

Nov. 7, 2011

Event: More than 150 volunteers including students and faculty members from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin will take to Austin's streets and homeless shelters to survey and identify Austin's most vulnerable

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Conference to Explore Best Practices for Connecting Affordable Homes and Public Transit in the Austin Area

Oct. 11, 2011

WHAT: "Housing + Transit: Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region" will teach attendees about the on-the-ground strategies that work to link housing and public transit, ensuring that people of all income levels have equal access to both af

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