AUSTIN, Texas — It's no secret that things are getting unaffordable across the city of Austin, especially when it comes to housing.
On Thursday, City Councilmember Natasha Harper-Madison hosted a District 1 town hall, focusing on "critical issues of housing and affordability in Austin."
The event featured a presentation from HousingWorks Austin, which recently published its annual district-by-district and community analysis that showed District 1 is actually leading the city when it comes to the production of affordable housing.
The town hall was held at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex at 7 p.m.
Harper-Madison said that as companies move to Austin, the city is learning to be more innovative with housing and production and is open to working with companies that are coming in to find solutions.
"I think public-private partnerships, really tapping into the private sector for being able to produce that deeply affordable housing. And you know, what we call the missing middle housing, we really have to address housing at all affordability levels, including that, you know, sort of missing middle section," Harper-Madison said.
This comes as a recent Austin Board of Realtors report found that the median home price within the city limits is up to $667,000 - a record high.
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