November 12, 2015

Affordable housing scarce, as under-utilized fund offers limited options

Affordable housing scarce, as under-utilized fund offers limited options

From The Daily Texan

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series of stories examining the affordable housing options available to students looking to live in West Campus. The second part will run Friday. 

Faced with either providing additional affordable housing units in new apartment complexes or handing over a one-time fee to the city, developers in West Campus have rarely hesitated — they pay up.

The money they put forth — a fee generated by the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office based on the…

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