Thinking about the high-rise, high-end apartments displacing the low-end, “low life” mobile homes, and the Statesman’s coverage of such news. Growth is great for Austin, and I love how these apartments will inject more life into the Barton Spring area.
I don’t know how that project came to be or where the mobile home dwellers will go, how they feel about it, how Chuy’s feels about it — and I won’t learn that from this story — but reading the story made me think of work by Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Foundation Communities and others to offer more affordable housing.
We did a chart a few issues ago listing the nonprofits working on creating more affordable housing in Austin. While you may not have a say in private land transactions or even city zoning/tax incentive decisions, there is one way to show your support for efforts to create more affordable housing close to town: Donate to these organizations. Tell them you want the money to go toward affordable housing.
Learn more, stand up for more, join in. Put your money where your heart is.