Austin is in a housing crisis. I'm an economist who has studied the issue. I built this website to inform people about the problem and how to fix it.
My measure of the crisis is the cheapest acceptable apartment in a city. The above data is from Zillow.com on Sept. 2021. As you can see, rent in Austin is roughly $250 more than in Dallas and $300 more than in Houston. Austin is in a housing crisis.
You can find more information in the pages below.