Homebuilders voice concerns to Texas lawmakers over use of impact fees to subsidize affordable housing

Texas homebuilders are voicing strong opposition to lawmakers regarding the move to levy impact fees to help underwrite affordable housing options for teachers and civil servants in Austin and elsewhere in the state.
Commercial linkage fees, assessed in other states to provide affordable housing, are a type of impact fee levied on residential builders. Developers pay a per-square-foot assessment to support public benefits such as open space and affordable housing. Austin has used a similar strategy…

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