Conference to Explore Best Practices for Connecting Affordable Homes and Public Transit in the Austin Area

Oct. 11, 2011

WHAT: "Housing + Transit: Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region" will teach attendees about the on-the-ground strategies that work to link housing and public transit, ensuring that people of all income levels have equal access to both affordable housing and public transit.

WHO: Experts, elected officials and policymakers will come together for a conference focusing on national best practices for connecting affordable housing to accessible public transit in the Austin area. The conference will feature Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez, as well as other speakers from across the country, discussing ways to effectively plan and implement housing and transportation strategies.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Bass Lecture Hall located at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Space is limited and registration is required.

There are a limited number of free tickets available to faculty and students at The University of Texas at Austin. The entry fee for all others is $35.  For more information, visit: www.housingworksaustin.org.

This event is presented by the Opportunity Forum at The University of Texas at Austin and HousingWorks Austin. Sponsors include the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, the Center for Sustainability Development at the School of Architecture, the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest at the School of Law, the Real Estate Council of Austin, KXAN and the Urban Land Institute.

For more information, contact: Kerri Battles, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, 512-232-4054; Amy Crosette, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Architecture and Information, 512-573-1078.