Austin City Council to study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing


The Austin City Council approved a pair of resolutions Thursday evening aimed at addressing a recent audit that found housing demolitions in Austin are on the rise and are happening with little safety oversight.

Council Member Kathie Tovo brought both resolutions to the council. Tovo has called for tamping down demolitions, which have been occurring more often in her Central Austin district than in all other districts. Between 2008 and 2016, her Central Austin District 9 saw 1,177 demolition permits approved.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to find out how the changes could lead to higher fees and what this means for housing in Austin.



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