Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Section 8 Discrimination, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Monday, April 21, 2014
KVUE-ABC & Austin American Statesman

At a press conference held at City Hall, clergy and lay leaders called on the Austin City Council to support a Holy Day resolution designed to protect Secion 8 voucher users from outright discrimination by landlords...

Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Austin Interfaith, Capital IDEA, Jesse Posner

As Austin Becomes More Expensive, Some Fight to Keep It Affordable

Sunday, January 5, 2014
Austin American Statesman & others

When Koreena Malone was confronted with the possibility of losing her home to a developer with a plan, she relied on her experience with Capital IDEA to save her home.

Austin Interfaith

Economic Incentives, living wages, Economic Development, Living Wage Fight in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Requirement for Economic Incentives

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Austin American Statesman

...Austin Interfaith and the Austin-based Workers Defense Project had been pushing the city for more than a year to adopt stricter pay standards to accompany any incentive deals.... 

Austin Interfaith

community organizing, Social Justice, Human Capital Development, Economic Development, Alinsky, Interfaith

Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38 Million for Youth & Young Adults

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Austin American Statesman & others

Austin Interfaith worked from the ground up to get its priorities included in the budget….It represents the interests of low-income families and has become a familiar presence at City Hall in recent years.

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, ACA, Texas IAF, Jacob Cortes, Insurance Enrollment, Social Justice

Austin Interfaith Weighs in on Enrollment Challenge in Texas

Friday, July 19, 2013
New York Times

Texas officials have declined to establish a state-based health insurance marketplace, a major provision of the federal Affordable Care Act.  So private organizations are wokring to education Texans about coverage options through the federal health insurance exchange, which opens on Oct. 1....

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Social Justice, justice for the immigrant

Central Texas Bishops Call for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Austin American Statesman & Univision

In a prayer service and press conference organized by Austin Interfaith, Central Texas Bishops and clergy from six religious denominations “pressed Tuesday for reforms centered on keeping families together and allowing unauthorized immigrants to earn legal residency with a path to citizenship….

Austin Interfaith

Jobs, living wages, Economic Incentives, Economic Development, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin

Austin Celebrates Progress of Change in Tax Incentives

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
KVUE News

A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates fo

Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin

Austin Leaders Persist in Push for Affordable Housing

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Austin YNN

Austin leaders think they can champion the push for affordable housing once again.  Three members of Austin City Council are spon

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, organizing for better neighborhoods

Austin Interfaith Blocks Lobbyists from Rewriting Land Use Code

Friday, February 1, 2013
Austin American Statesman

After Austin Interfaith leaders took issue with a proposal that “would have allowed registered lobbyists to serve on the citizen committee that will guide the rewriting of the city’s land-development code…” the proposal was pulled.

Austin Interfaith

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