San Marcos establishes 20-member task force to address housing affordability


As promised at the first meeting of its Community Partnership Committee on Aug. 10, San Marcos has established a Workforce Housing Task Force to address the city’s rising home prices.

According to the release from the city, median family income in San Marcos is $46,736, while the median price of homes and condos sold last year was $200,200. If a family spends one-third of its income on housing, that means that half the households in San Marcos cannot buy a house that costs more than $154,000.

The Workforce Housing Task Force has 20 members, and its meetings will be open to the public. The first meeting will take place on Sept. 13 from noon-2 p.m. in Room 3 at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 510 E. Hopkins, San Marcos.

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San Marcos is taking steps to address housing affordability. (via Nathalie Cohetero/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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