Fort Worth Passes Affordable Housing ‘Roadmap’

The new plan recommends strategies such as legalizing ADUs and creating a land bank for affordable housing development.

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October 25, 2023, 9:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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The Fort Worth City Council unanimously adopted an affordable housing plan aimed at increasing the city’s housing supply and reducing the number of cost-burdened households despite a last-minute backlash to some of its provisions.

As Sandra Sadek writes in Fort Worth Report, “The long-awaited housing strategy plan had faced a sudden pushback from critics who took issue in September with the report’s endorsement of accessory dwelling units or in-law suites.”

The city noted that the plan is “more of a roadmap” and does not commit any city funding to particular projects or initiatives at this stage. According to Sadek, “City staff is already exploring several of the recommendations laid out in the plan. This includes creating a land bank, a community land trust, amending the zoning code to bring more ‘missing middle housing,’ as well as incentivizing the building of affordable housing.”

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