Affordable Housing Options Available for Austin Musicians in the Heart of the City

In honor of HAAM Benefit Day tomorrow,  I’d like to point to one of the foundation’s most notable, and hefty, accomplishments: taking on the housing crisis here in Austin.

If you think the housing market in Austin has sky rocketed, you’re not wrong. According to a recent report put out by the 2016 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report, Austin is officially the most expensive city to live in Texas.

So what can HAAM, Austin’s guardian of low income, uninsured working musicians, do to help alleviate the issue?

In a statement released by AustinMusicPeople, HAAM will be able to give their members the opportunity to apply to live at Bluebonnet Studios:
“A new Foundation Communities affordable apartment community conveniently located in Central Austin on the corner of South Lamar and Bluebonnet.”
Bluebonnet Studios will feature 107 efficiency units for musician members of HAAM and is set to open this upcoming November. Forge Craft Architecture + Design along with Dick Clark + Associates are the two architecture firms for the project. HAAM joined forces with ALL ATX to promote this amazing cause. Additional funding comes in part from the state, which granted $30 million late last year to Foundation Communities for this particular project as well as Lakeline Station Apartments and Southwest Trails Phase 2 in the Oak Hill neighborhood. 
This is obviously an affordable housing community so therefore income requirements do apply. The following prices is what you can expect based on income:
  • $400 efficiency – income range 17-18k
  • $540 1 bedroom – income range 20-21k
  • $680 1 bedroom – income must be below $27,250

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Considering the affordability,  and stellar location, of Bluebonnet Studios, it’s hardly an opportunity to let slip through your fingers. If you’d like to add your name to the interested list, click here. Or, you can contact Kristy Bowers (512.617.4441) at Foundation Communities if you have any questions regarding the application process.