North West Austin Neighborhood Real Estate
Brian Kerman

In the City if Austin, City Hall New Budget Ignores Displacement Cris

Last week, City of Austin officials proudly proclaimed they had passed a transformative, progressive budget for 2021.
Unfortunately, those words ring hollow when it comes to fighting the displacement of Austin’s current residents, one of the most pressing social-justice issues we face today.
The city’s new budget contains no strategic focus on displacement, sets aside nearly no funding or staffing for anti-displacement initiatives, and puts in place no metrics or indicators to measure the problem. In other words, it doesn’t look like our elected officials plan on doing anything in 2021 to substantially address the gentrification of Austin’s neighborhoods and the destruction of community that it causes.
Contact our mayor and council members and tell them it’s time to take meaningful action to stop displacement in the Eastern Crescent and elsewhere in Austin! If City Hall wants to fight institutional racism and the destruction of existing communities, it must do something to combat our displacement crisis.

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