Affordable Housing Bond Election in Austin

November 5, 2013 City of Austin Bond Election

PROPOSITION

The issuance of $65,000,000 affordable housing bonds and notes for constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping affordable housing for low income persons and families; acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and funding affordable housing programs as may be permitted by law; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.

Important dates

  • October 7, 2013                      Last Day to Register to Vote
  • October 21, 2013                    First Day of Early Voting in Person
  • October 25, 2013                    Last day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked)
  • November 1, 2013                  Last Day of Early Voting in Person
  • November 5, 2013                  Election Day

State of Texas Ballot Items

For information about State of Texas November 5 ballot items, visit Project Smart Vote at http://votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2013/TX#.UkWkG4asj5X

University UMC (Austin) Supporting Keep Austin Affordable

Next Phone Bank: Thurs, Oct 3. – 6:30-8:30 Heath Conference Room

UUMC believes in affordable and sustainable housing for everyone in Austin. To help ensure Austin can continue to work towards a city where all are housed, we’re working hard to help the Keep Austin Affordable Campaign. KAA is running a campaign to ensure all Austinites are educated on the bond that will be up for vote on November 5th. The bond will provide Austin with the millions of dollars needed for affordable, sustainable housing without raising any taxes. You can read more about how this works at the KAA site.

Below are our upcoming opportunities at UUMC to help but keep an eye and ear out for more as the voting day gets closer.

Thursday Phone Banks are from 6:30-8:30 on the following dates. Please bring your cell phone. Scripts provided!

  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24

Mary Ann, Barbara Mason, and an organizer from KAA will also be on the corner of UT and UUMC on Mondays in Sept and Oct for voting registration and KAA round-up. If you’re interested in making any homemade goodies to ring in the college students’ attention for one of these Mondays, please contact Mary Ann.

Contact Mary Ann at mabarclay@uumc.org with any questions!

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