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Study finds Austin 2nd most overpriced housing market in US

A study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University looked at housing data from the top 100 housing markets and compared it to historical pricing information. It found that based on historical trends, the average price of a home in Travis County in February should have been $347,775. Instead, the actual average price is $573,123. That’s 65% higher than where historical data shows they should be. A separate analysis of home prices by found Travis County leads Texas in the most expensive median home listing prices. - KXAN

Texas AG letter says Austin ISD ‘Pride Week’ breaks state law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote a letter to the Austin Independent School District superintendent, condemning the district’s “Pride Week” events. Paxton said parents, not school districts, are in charge of sex education. He said by hosting Pride Week, in its current form, AISD is breaking state law. “I want all our LGBTQIA students to know that we are proud of them and that we will protect them against political attacks,” AISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde wrote on Twitter in response. - KXAN

Local Organizations

Austin Justice Coalition - Austin Justice Coalition is a racial justice group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that needs support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.

Austin Area Urban League - The Austin Area Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans and other underserved/underrepresented populations in the Austin/Central Texas region.

Undoing Racism Austin- The Black Youth Project 100 is a national nonprofit organization of black youth activists working to create justice and freedom for all. Although it was originally founded in Chicago in 2013, it’s since opened a Dallas chapter. Donations to BYP100 will support the organization’s daily work as well as provide bail funds, legal support and mutual aid for black activists.

Break The Pipeline - Made possible by the Excellence & Advancement Foundation, Break The Pipeline provides services and advocacy to break the school-to-prison pipeline by coordinating prevention and intervention programs to support children at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. In the US approximately 2 million children are impacted by the criminal justice system and in Texas, 12 million people are in prison, jailed, on probation or parole.

Black Pflugerville - Black Pflugerville is a nonpartisan non-profit organization which encourages informed and active participation of Black people in the city of Pflugerville

African American Youth Harvest Foundation - To intentionally provide hands-on service through school and community-based programs, to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families. We strive to prevent and reduce risk factors while promoting protective factors that are proven to change the lives of community members in need.

Black Mamas ATX - Black Mamas ATX provides culturally aligned and client-centered birthing and mental health services that support you through your pregnancy and postpartum experience.

Six Square - Preserving and Celebrating the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin.

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce - The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce inspires, develops, and promotes Black economic success in the Greater Austin area. Serving as a bridge for African-American businesses and the Greater Austin business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence within Central Texas.

Recent Events

The Global Sustainability Leadership Institute invites you to an evening with Ray Cameron, BlackRock's Managing Director of Institutional Client Business. Ray led the firm's corporate governance practice and is a steward of its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) work. Heavy appetizers will be served outside of Crum Auditorium prior to the event, which starts at 6 p.m. in Crum.

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