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City Health ranks Austin

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The nonprofit City Health is out with its annual rankings and according to its president Dr. Shelley Hearne, Austin gets high marks for things like paid sick leave and long-term mobility planning but when it comes to affordable housing, Austin falls well short, which is why she thinks the city should look at what's known as "inclusionary housing":

To that end, there is a push at City Hall to require that existing houses that are torn down be replaced *ONLY* with very small duplexes or multi-family units.
 

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