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*This discussion will close January 31, 2012 *

Welcome!

The purpose of this listening forum is to gather input  on a set of Good Neighbor Guidelines for all housing developments supported with local and federal funding through the City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office. The guidelines are intended to address issues of mutual interest to neighbors, tenants, developers and other community stakeholders. These issues may include but are not limited to notification regarding the proposed project, community safety measures, and physical property elements.

Please click HERE for the draft Good Neighbor Guidelines, December 2011.

We'd like to know what you think would help the public and developers achieve their goals of developing affordable housing while ensuring that community interests are heard. Below are a series of questions we'd like to answer, and if you wouldn't mind, please share with us the perspective you're bringing to the discussion (e.g., you are a neighbor of affordable housing, you live in affordable housing, you work for an organization that builds affordable housing, etc.).

Thanks for your participation!

*Several community meetings and focus groups took place during the fall of 2011. To view notes from the October 3-10, 2011 Listening Sessions, click here

To view notes from the October 17, 2011 PSH Workshop at First United Methodist Church, click here.

To view notes regarding geographic dispersion from the November 17, 2011 Listening Session at One Texas Center, click here.

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**This discussion will close January 31, 2012 ** Welcome!  The purpose of this listening forum is to gather input  on a set of Good Neighbor Guidelines for all housing developments supported with local and federal funding through the City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office.  The guidelines are intended to address issues of mutual interest to neighbors, tenants, developers and other community stakeholders. These issues may include but are not limited to notification regarding the proposed project, community safety measures, and physical property elements. Please click HERE for the draft Good Neighbor Guidelines, December 2011. ´╗┐We'd like to know what you think would help the public and developers achieve their goals of developing affordable housing while ensuring that community interests are heard.  Below are a series of questions we'd like to answer, and if you wouldn't mind, please share with us the perspective you're bringing to the discussion (e.g., you are a neighbor of affordable housing, you live in affordable housing, you work for an organization that builds affordable housing, etc.).   Thanks for your participation! *Several community meetings and focus groups took place during the fall of 2011. To view notes from the October 3-10, 2011 Listening Sessions, click here. To view notes from the October 17, 2011 PSH Workshop at First United Methodist Church, click here. To view notes regarding geographic dispersion from the November 17, 2011 Listening Session at One Texas Center, click here.

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Topic: Notification
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Tell us your perspectives on notification for future development: Who should be notified? What information should be available? When: timeline for notice and engagement?

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Topic: Engagement
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How should we manage meetings and facilitate productive dialogue? What elements/topics should be included in a template for Good Neighbor Guidelines (eg. Design, Security, Community Spaces, Ongoing Operations, Feedback/Liaison)? How can we ensure the engagement is a meaningful piece of proposal development (eg. ideas and concerns from neighbors are taken into serious consideration; dialogue is useful in enhancing the project from teh developer's point of view)?

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How can all the parties involved, residents old and new, remain "Good Neighbors"?

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