Austin natives pushed out of their communities, Defenders investigate gentrification problem

With some new developments in the area, property taxes have risen over the years and some families are being "pushed out." There are programs, however, helping families like the Garza's keep their family homes -- and gentrifying them.

Drive along most streets in East Austin, you’ll see homes that defined Austin next to homes that are redefining it.

Somewhere in the middle you find families like the Garza's.

“It's my parents' house,” said Tomas Garza.

Garza grew up in the East Austin home that he and his father built by hand after World War II -- a tiny 649-square-foot bungalow.

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