In answering Austin’s housing and affordability crises, the city recently adopted a housing plan to build 135,000 new units, 60,000 of which will be income restricted, by 2027, and officials now have a plan of where all the subsidized units will go.
Geographic dispersion of the 60,000 income-restricted units was a seminal commitment from City Council in adopting its 10-year Strategic Housing Blueprint in 2017 to ensure more affordable housing was going in the city’s high-opportunity areas, and each area of the city would carry its weight in producing affordable units. City leaders also aspired to put much income-restricted housing along the city’s transit corridors.
On June 6, Austin City Council approved specific affordable housing goals for each City Council district and transit corridor.
Northwest and West Austin districts 6 and 10 are pegged for the most new income-restricted units, with 8,590 and 8,456 units, respectively. North and Central Austin districts 4 and 9 will receive the fewest, with 3,105 and 3,635 units, respectively.
The map below highlights the two types of corridors as categorized by the city. The corridors highlighted in pink are construction ready, and the blue corridors are in the preliminary engineering and design phase.