TAP | The Missing Middle: Affordable Housing for Middle Income Families

TAP | The Missing Middle: Affordable Housing for Middle Income Families

Technical Assistance Panel (TAP)

The panel was established to address the following objectives:

  • Identify challenges that prevent the development of housing, which serves middle-income residents within the City of Austin, with special focus on families.
  • Identify challenges that are preventing the development of “missing-middle” housing types than can help address the needs of middle-income renters and buyers within the city.
  • Develop high-level recommendations to guide the City, housing developers, neighbors, and private- and public-sector partners as they move forward with changes to city plans, codes, and regulatory processes to develop new housing products and methods to finance such housing as part of the community’s overall response to the challenge of housing affordability.


A Report, including recommendations designed to allow more rapid expansion of production of housing to meet the needs of the missing middle market, is now available.


Special thanks to our panelists for their service as part of this TAP:

David Knoll, Ryan Companies (Panel Chair)
Abe Farkas, ECONorthwest
Terry Mitchell, Momark Development
Bryan Kaminski, RedLeaf Properties
Kelly Weiss

TAP’s at ULI Austin

Please contact Ariel Romell with any ideas for additional Technical Assistance Panels in the greater Austin area.  ULI expertise can provide an unbiased view of land use and real estate issues.  We have the ability to garner advice and participation from around the country to apply to local challenges.

View the report here ULI TAP – Missing Middle Report