Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing in East Austin

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Seabrook Square is proposed to encompass 262 total housing units (10 of which are live-work residence-studios reserved for East Austin artists) across 4 structures on 3515 Manor Road. 60 units are dedicated to Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) owned and operated by Integral Care, a proven service provider who has been supporting our homeless community for more than 40 years. Seabrook Square will accommodate multiple housing households – singles, families; market-rate, affordable; artists, professionals; plus, permanent supportive housing and more. The proposal builds on existing neighborhood resources, cultural history, and physical environment to create an inclusive, sustainable, and active hub for the J.J. Seabrook Neighborhood.

The NHP Foundation (NHPF), Capital A Housing, and Integral Care have teamed up to propose a balance between our community’s dire need for deeply affordable and diverse housing options, the desire for active open space and ground floor uses, and the need for holistic and high quality support systems for our unhoused neighbors. The Seabrook Square proposal in the East MLK neighborhood focuses on providing maximum affordability for both residents and small, local businesses to foster an inclusive community and to support the health and well-being of the J.J. Seabrook community through engaging green space, ecosystem services, active transportation linkages, and imaginative public art.

Out of the 262 units, 18 units will be market-rate units and 60 will be PSH. The remaining will be restricted at 60% MFI and below, featuring units at 50% MFI and 30% MFI or below. Out of those units, 102 income restricted units are multi-bedroom for families. The provision of units at varying income levels will provide housing that maintains the social and economic diversity of its residents.

Integral Care specializes in PSH, which lead them to a created trauma-informed design and placing all 60 units in their own building with direct access to more supportive community experiences. This allows the unit to meet the needs of the tenant and offer a more tailored experience. Knowing the value of connectivity within the neighboring residential areas and the future community we hope to create, all Seabrook Square and other Austin residents will have access to the communal outdoor spaces.

Integral Care will provide all unit furniture and basic move-in needs, like a couch, bed, coffee maker, dishes, towels, etc. A van will also be dedicated to PSH residents to transport clients to and from appointments and for staff to go to Central Texas Food Bank. Potential services from the Austin Public Health have been requested as well to help the PSH residents. Integral Care is part of the Travis County Supportive Housing Collaborative, a group of non-profit service providers dedicated to adding affordable housing units to the Austin community. Through this collaborative, the non-profits expect to have tax abatement cost savings which will be pooled and shared between the collaborative. Integral Care would seek to utilize some of those funds to offset any excess costs.

To address the rampant displacement of people on the Eastside, we commit to working with Austin Housing Financial Corporation to implement a Right-to-Return and a Right-to-Stay policy at Seabrook Square’s rental housing and commercial space. This policy will give priority to households with ties to the community, whether they are in danger of being pushed out by rising rents and taxes, or have already been displaced and would like to come home.

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