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Construction begins on affordable housing in North Austin

The A at Lamppost is the first development to be built under Austin's "Affordability Unlocked" ordinance, which encourages developers to build affordable housing.

AUSTIN, Texas — Construction started Wednesday on new affordable housing in North Austin.

The "A at Lamppost" development at 12500 Lamppost Lane, just north of Parmer Lane and east of the MoPac Expressway, will contain 17 multi-bedroom, family-friendly, townhouse-style homes for families making 80% or less of Austin's median family income per year, which is about $78,000 for a family of four.

The average value of existing homes in the neighborhood is over $360,000, but these new homes will be available for around $200,000.

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The A at Lamppost is the first development to be built under Austin's "Affordability Unlocked" ordinance, which encourages developers to build affordable housing.

You can learn more about the A at Lamppost by watching the "virtual groundbreaking" video below:

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