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About HousingWorks Austin

HousingWorks Austin is an affordable housing advocacy organization that aims to increase the supply of affordable housing in Austin by providing research, education, advocacy and thoughtful, workable affordable housing policy recommendations.

A by-product of the unprecedented growth that Central Texas is experiencing is a sharp decline in affordability, in part due to rising home values, increasing rents and growing transportation expenses. By working with stakeholders throughout Central Texas, HousingWorks Austin encourages dialogue and raises awareness of the cooperative effort required to make housing affordable for anyone, anywhere in the city.

Our Vision

Austin is a community where everyone has the opportunity for a secure and affordable home.

What We Do

HousingWorks Austin provides research, education, and advocacy around the issue of household affordability in Austin and the surrounding region.  Affordability is a hot topic, and there are many diverse —and sometimes competing — ideas about how we can make Austin a more affordable city. A nonpartisan organization, HousingWorks Austin provides thoughtful analysis and practical recommendations around affordability. Our efforts unite a wide range of business, nonprofit, real estate, and community leaders around the core value that housing affordability throughout town is crucial to Austin’s success.

Get to know the HousingWorks Austin team

Learn more about specific research and policy projects here.