Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA)

October MFSA Meeting

The Challenge: Keeping Austin affordable for all our neighbors

Thursday, October 10, 7pm, Saint John’s UMC, Austin

Join us on Thursday, October 10, as we explore the issue of affordable housing in Austin.  Our city has been blessed with a strong economy and creative community, but Austin is in danger of pricing working families, seniors—and many others—out of our city.  Housing prices are sky high…and we’re now one of the ten most expensive rental markets in America.  As many as 38,000 Austin area families cannot find affordable housing.

The City of Austin has included an Affordable Housing Bond item of $65 million on the November 5 ballot (see details below).  After voters did not approve the 2012 Affordable Housing bond package, why should we approve this one?

Elliott McFadden, Campaign Manager of Keep Austin Affordable, will explain the need for these affordable housing funds and answer our questions about who will be eligible for these funds.  Keep Austin Affordable is a coalition of business, faith and community leaders supporting the $65 million affordable housing bond package on the November 5, 2013 ballot. Partnering with private and non-profit organizations like Habitat for HumanityHands on Housing, Foundation Communities, and Meals on Wheels and More, the program has built thousands of attractive houses and apartments all over the city.  It’s also renovated and repaired existing houses to help seniors stay in their homes.

Please join us for snacks at 6:30pm and program at 7:00pm.  All are welcome.



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