ULI Austin Awards Received

ULI Austin Receives Award from Habitat for Humanity

ULI Austin provided Habitat for Humanity with a Technical Assistance Panel in 2013 to develop their Austin Habitat Facilities Plan.  We were recently recognized by Habitat with a Volunteer Award for our work on the TAP and their subsequent completion of their plan.

Affordable Housing Award

The Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) is pleased to announce the City of Austin has earned national recognition for its multifaceted approach to addressing affordable housing challenges throughout the community.

At ULI’s fall conference, The City of Austin was one of just two cities in the country to receive the 2014 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The other city honored was Pasadena, Calif.

According to the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, which issued the awards, the City of Austin “is tackling its affordable housing shortage through a variety of mechanisms. In addition to the housing trust fund and general obligation bond funding, the city implemented planning and development policies and programs that encourage the production of affordable housing – securing affordability for more than 18,000 units since focusing on this crucial issue. Currently working on packages of programs to increase affordable housing near transit and to produce more multi-family housing, the city of Austin is showing impressive leadership to meet future affordable housing needs.”

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