December 14, 2018

City of San Marcos hosts second Housing Task Force meeting and focus groups

On Thursday, the City of San Marcos hosted the second of five meetings and a series of focus groups for its Housing Task Force.  At the meeting, the task force discussed and prioritized various strategies that can be implemented to help achieve the city’s housing goals, including removing barriers ingrained in the development process, forming a land trust to buy land for affordable housing, and reducing or removing occupancy limitations for existing housing.

The HBA also participated in the builder/developer focus group, which was facilitated by the city’s consultant who is conducting a housing survey and analysis for the city.  The city also hosted focus groups for nonprofits and residents.

For more information, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations and Policy at david@hbaaustin.com.