AUSTIN (KXAN) - The city unveiled 40 new affordable housing apartments in South Austin on Wednesday. The Legacy Apartments are filled to capacity serving low-income residents.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony comes just weeks before the Nov. 5 bond election where voters will decide if $65 million should be devoted towards more affordable housing options in Austin.
According to Keep Austin Affordable, a group supporting the bond package, the money would be used to build rental houses and apartments for families whose total income is 50 percent or less of median family income.
That would mean less than $31,000 a year for married couples and less than $39,000 a year for a family of four.
The campaign could be a tough sell for voters. Last year, a $78 million affordable housing bond package was rejected by voters by a 51-48 percent vote.
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