FACT: If Anything’s Holding Austin’s Housing Market Back, It’s Labor and Materials—Not Our Land Code

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KEY POINTS: Developers and speculators argue that Austin’s land code is constraining housing supply, but the city’s former demographer calls this claim a “false narrative” He believes housing production is at or near its maximum level, a fact confirmed by local builders suffering labor and material shortages Changing the land code would make future development ...