City of Austin Provides Update on Tenant Relocation Program

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The City of Austin Department of Housing and Planning provided a 60-day update on the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Tenant Relocation Program Tuesday.

In a recent memo update, the city revealed that it held a briefing on the status of the program in September 2022.

The status update included previous actions related to the ordinance, expected services to be provided under the program, the current status of program implementation, the timing and need for a City-funded tenant relocation service request and request for the requested developer. paid nexus research.

In October 2022, the city stated that stakeholders, including providers of tenant stabilization services, provided information on the needs of residents forced to relocate due to redevelopment, which was used to formulate a request for services.

On November 17, 2022, a request for tenant relocation services was posted.

The City said Department of Housing and Planning officials continue to work with the Department of Development Services to implement an updated ordinance that includes interior renovations of buildings with five or more occupied units that will displace residents.

“Staff is also developing a process to establish clear roles and responsibilities for implementing the ordinance, establish guidelines and enforcement responsibilities, and develop a request to study the relationship of the tenant relocation ordinance,” the city said.

The Tenant Notice and Relocation Ordinance, which the city passed in September 2016, was amended in April 2022.

In a memo, the city said the program received additional funding in the FY23 budget.

“Realizing the urgency of addressing this important Council priority and the needs of the community, in FY23, the Department of Housing and Planning (HPD) funded the Tenant Relocation Program for the first time with $700,000 in city funding as mandated by the ordinance,” the statement reads. the city said.

The Austin City Council previously requested 30-, 60-, and 90-day updates on the status of the tenant relocation program.

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