216-unit affordable housing property coming to North Austin

A new 216-unit affordable housing property is coming to Northwest Austin.

A new 216-unit affordable housing property is coming to Northwest Austin.

Travis County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 5 to participate in the financing, development and operation of Grand Station Apartments, a 216-unit property that will exclusively house families with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income: families of four earning $51,600 or less and individuals earning $36,120 or less.

The property will be located at the 1600 block of Bratton Lane in Northwest Austin. It will include one-, two- and three-bedroom units.



“I am so thrilled that we are continuing to put literally hundreds of more affordable housing units on the ground, and so I’m hugely supportive of this,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea said.

Shea also raised the topic of evictions, recommending the court take into consideration the eviction history of those partners with which it works on affordable housing projects, preferring property management companies with a record of few or no evictions.
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By Emma Freer

Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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