Displacement

A row of houses in Austin.
Jon Shapley for KUT

An affordable housing advocate says the city's rewrite of the land development code would boost affordable housing, but there's room to do more.

The Austin Justice Coalition says the city should be careful not to rewrite the land code in a way that ends up incentivizing displacement.
Julia Reihs / KUT

The grassroots Austin Justice Coalition focuses primarily on criminal justice and related issues, but the impact of development and displacement on communities of color compelled the organization to get involved in the city's rewrite of its land development code.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

The road that leads to Blanca Torres' home isn't much of a road at all. It's a half-mile stretch of gravel and mud, surrounded by tall grasses. In certain parts, the road dips into stark potholes, and in others, large white rocks protrude from the earth.