Topic: Housing

The Middle Class is Being Gutted in Texas

Feb. 4, 2016
Middle Class Sign

Despite mostly rosy economic news, middle-income households are struggling in Texas and will continue to face significant economic challenges in 2016.

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro To Deliver Keynote Address

Sept. 4, 2015
Julian Castro

Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and former San Antonio mayor, will deliver a keynote speech at the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference on the 50th anniversary of the department’s creation.

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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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Underbelly of the U.S.’s Most Economically Segregated 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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