- March 2021 Topic: Co-Living
- February 2021 New member introductions & group discussion to plan upcoming topics
- January 2021 Topic: Life Cycle of Urban Neighborhoods; Takeaways: Discussed the negative aspects of re-gentrification and effects on home values, taxes and quality of education. Request was made to get a speaker that is a Charter School developer and to add a missing middle discussion this year.
- September 2020 Topic: TOD’s and SFR Development; Guest Speaker: Diana Ramirez, Travis County; Takeaways: Transit Oriented Developments and update on new plan and bond.
- August 2020 Topic: Family Renter Housing; Guest Speaker: Taylor Wilson, Wilson Capital, formerly with Lonestar Development; Takeaways: Insights into experience and outlook on developing family renter products in Austin.
- July 2020 Topic: Family Renter Housing; Guest Speaker: Todd LaRue, RCLCO; Takeaways: Insights into the research behind a recently-published report by ULI’s Terwilliger Center regarding Family-Renter Housing.
- June 2020 Topic: Environmentally Sustainable Homes; Guest Speaker: Lee Whitaker, VP of Sales, Pacesetter Homes; Takeaways: Shared the decision process to build in Whisper Valley.
- May 2020 Topic: Environmentally Sustainable Homes; Guest Speaker Doug Gilliland, President, Taurus Investment Holdings; Takeaways: Overview of Whisper Valley, an eco-smart master-planned community in Manor.
- April 2020 Topic: Round table reaction to COVID; each member shared How pandemic has affected each person’s business? How is your industry vertical and firm creatively navigating the pandemic?
- March 2020 Topic: Why volume builders are still building for a nuclear family that no longer exists. How private equity is changing this equation; Guest Speaker: Jay McKenzie Director, Consumer Insights & Communication Builders Digital Experience (BDX)
- November 2018 Community Land Trusts; White paper released on the benefits of Community Land Trusts. CLICK HERE to read the paper.
- August 2018 The Housing LMC did not meet in July and instead reviewed the first draft of the community land trust white paper and provided further feedback.
- July 2018 The Housing LMC met with the technical writer twice in July to provide comments and direction on what should be included in the community land trust white paper.
- June 2018 Housing LMC members met to review an initial outline of the community land trust paper and discuss next steps. ULI staff also indicated that they would retain a technical writer to compile our outline, comments and findings from our site visits and turn that into a formal white paper.
- May 2018 Housing LMC members met to recap visits to land trust sites and shared highlights and lessons learned. Members also decided to begin work on a white paper to summarize how community land trusts are formed and operate and to look into issues that prevent them from being scaled up.
- April 2018 The Housing LMC continued exploring land trusts by touring the Guadalupe-Saldana subdivision developed by Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC). GNDC Executive Director Mark Rogers led the tour and talked about the history of the development, his partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and how he relocated homes from Rainey Street to the site. He also talked about how the community land trust was set up to ensure the single family homes remained permanently affordable.
- March 2018 The March Housing LMC meeting was the first of three meetings dedicated to community land trusts. The LMC toured The Chicon which was developed by Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation as Austin’s first mixed-use, mixed-income, community land trust development. The Chicon includes 27 single family homes, and 21 of them are reserved for households earning up to 80% of the area median income. The development also includes ground floor retail and office space.
- February 2018 Topic: Understanding the Bonds on the Ballot; The Housing LMC welcomed John Lawler from the Keep Austin Affordable campaign to talk about the upcoming November 2018 affordable housing bond measure. Austin City Council placed the $250 million bond measure on the November ballot. In addition to providing funding for the development and rehabilitation of single family and multifamily housing, it also includes $100 million for the city to buy land to provide affordable housing.