Austin Grove's Community Development Blog

Austin Grove
A tech/business-minded millennial spin on community development
Created 07 Sep 2021
  • The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit incentivizes the construction or conversion of affordable housing. 1This program was enacted by the 1986 Tax Reform Act and has contributed to the creation of ~ 2,860...
  • HCD Announces $1.75 Billion California Housing Accelerator
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Funding will support 90 projects, producing between 6,300 and 7,200 units of affordable low income housing statewide, 1,200 units of which are specifically built for people experiencing homelessness. ...
  • Sacramento River Parkway Trail Project
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Sacramento River Parkway Project is a multi-phase project seeking to complete a levee top trail through the Pocket neighborhood. This project has been in the planning stage since 1975. It sat unti...
  • SB330 - Housing Crisis Act of 2019
    22 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    So what is the problem? In 2018, California ranked 49th out of the 50 states in housing units per capita. Seven of the 10 most expensive real estate markets in the United States are in California. In ...
  • Sacramento Central Mobility Project
    20 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The Central Mobility Project is Sacramento’s second phase in their Grid 3.0 grand master plan. You may have noticed when they built buffered bike lanes in 2018, but this project is more of that and mo...
  • The Passing of SB9 and SB10
    18 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The governor of California just signed Senate Bills 9 and 10. This is one of many attempts to fill the missing housing supply. SB9 and SB10 aren’t the first time the state has tried to increase the ho...
  • The Del Rio Trail Project
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    source The Del Rio Trail project. 4.8 miles of delicious class 1 bike trail. source This isn’t your average class 2 bike lane. This isn’t little Timmy riding next to 45 mph traffic zooming past him on...
  • The Slow Streets Program
    16 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Slow streets means reducing the amount of car traffic in a given area by barricading one or both entrances of the street. Slow Streets started during Covid shutdowns where parks, public spaces, and re...
  • [Bill Series] SB345 - Neighborhood Tree Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund
    12 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Photo by Wil Stewart SB 347, Caballero. Urban forestry: California Community and Neighborhood Tree Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. To get a full understanding, let’s talk about voluntary contribution...
  • Changing Lanes
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The current layout of Sacrament'o’s 16th Street. I am currently researching for an article of the Stockton Blvd Redesign and thought, in the meantime, let’s do a redesign of our own. And thats how we ...
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