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Austin's community: family-friendly housing on the outer edgesAustin's community: family-friendly housing on the outer edgeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=119062016-01-29T06:00:00Z2016-01-29T20:00:00Z

​AUSTIN - Providing family-friendly housing in Central Austin requires more than building homes with multiple bedrooms, according to City Demographer Ryan Robinson.

Robinson recently presented data to city council members that show Austin's families with children are concentrated near the outer edges of the city, a phenomenon Robinson tied to housing affordability.

About 43 percent of Austin families with children live in District 2 in Southeast Austin, according to Robinson, while 11.6 percent of the city's families reside in District 9—the heart of the city.

Robinson pointed to the lack of affordable Austin housing for middle-class families, noting the city has a comparatively high median family income but median-income families can only afford about 40 percent of housing options.

"If you don't have housing for all household types, that's an incomplete community," he said.


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