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In November of this year, Austin voters will elect City Council members by district. This change from citywide candidacy is intended to increase representation of specific areas of Austin.

A key issue facing Austin is affordability. HousingWorks Austin has evaluated the situation in a series of district-by-district reports. A sample follows, along with links to each district report.

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District 1 Analysis

District 2 Analysis

District 3 Analysis

District 4 Analysis

District 5 Analysis

District 6 Analysis

District 7 Analysis

District 9 Analysis

District 8 Analysis

District 10 Analysis

 

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  • Brad Parsons

    says on:
    September 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Actually notice across almost all of your Districts, your homeless figures are dramatically underestimated. The current homeless point-in-time count, there are between 2,300 – 2,500 homeless individuals in Austin on any given night.

    • Mandy DeMayo

      says on:
      September 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you for your questions. We just posted the analyses and will be posting more details on the back up data and sources next week. However, regarding your questions about the homeless figures, the data comes directly from ECHO’s annual Point in Time Count:

      http://austinecho.org/about-homelessness/homeless-data/

      The latest PIT Count (January 2014) shows 448 unsheltered people in the City of Austin. We worked in coordination with ECHO Austin and a professor at UT’s School of Social Work to pinpoint those folks so that we could accurately divide the data by district. We recognize that there are many more homeless individuals in the City of Austin. The vast majority of the “sheltered” homeless population (1,539 individuals, according to the latest PIT Count) is located in District 9 (because that is the location of the ARCH, Salvation Army, and other facilities exclusively serving the homeless).

      Unfortunately, the homeless counts underreport the number of individuals because we can only count the people we actually interview. However, I thought it was interesting that there are homeless individuals living in every district in the City of Austin. We hope that information is conveyed clearly by the district analyses.

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