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  A new program from the Impact Hub Austin social improvement accelerator has set its sights on solving the growing affordability crisis facing Austin’s middle- and lower-income communities. The Affordable Housing Accelerator held its kickoff event last week and brought together local politicos, established private industry leaders and hopeful...

Austin Mayor Steve Adler has been meeting with potential investors for a so-called Urban Land Conservancy Strike Fund to preserve affordable housing in Austin, after getting initial startup money last year. But what the strike fund will look like remains a $100 million question. That number has been...

Looking to address the problem of Austin’s diminishing supply of middle-class housing, the head of the area’s lead real estate trade group is rounding up investors more interested in social good than eye-popping returns. David Steinwedell plans to leave his position as executive director of Urban Land Institute-Austin in...