Impact Hub Austin has partnered with Google, Chase, Capital Plus Financial, BuildFax and Noble Capital to find new and innovative solutions to tackling our city’s affordability crisis.
This Fall, Impact Hub Austin will be running its second Affordability Accelerator uniting the civic, tech, and real estate industries to convene around sustainable solutions to Austin’s growing affordability crisis. But we know affordability in Austin is not defined solely by a reduction in housing costs. For the majority of Austinites, housing and transit costs are their largest monthly expenses and in our second accelerator, we are also interested in innovative ideas that address the intersection of transit and housing.
“With the current rewrite of the land development code (CodeNEXT), the brand new City of Austin strategic housing blueprint, and the recent mayoral report and recommendations on addressing Austin’s systemic racism and inequity, this is an unprecedented moment to leverage focus, knowledge and public will to make a significant impact on the affordability crisis.”
— Ashley Phillips
Managing Director of Impact Hub Austin