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Texas Tribune Summer Salon: How Long Can You Afford to Live Here?

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Eberly

615 S. Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78704

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The Texas Tribune is delighted to host a summer of free, open-to-the-public salons for young Texans featuring sips, snacks and conversations on key issues driving state politics and public policy.

On six occasions between May and September, we’ll gather at hot-ticket restaurants and hotels across Austin for light bites, cocktails and moderated discussions. These conversations will touch on everything from student loan debt to criminal justice reform and include immigrant "Dreamers" with uncertain futures and young activists discussing how millennials on both sides of the aisle are getting engaged in politics.

Next up: Here's your crash course on rising property values and shrinking affordability in Texas' big cities – and how they affect access and diversity. Hear six leaders in their fields discuss what affordability means for young Texans looking to put down roots in the Lone Star State. Join us and KUT Austin as we explore the innovative programs in place to help manage skyrocketing rents, property taxes and health care costs.

The event will feature two conversations on affordability in Austin and across the state of Texas, featuring:

  • Greg Anderson, director of community affairs at Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Francisco Enriquez, co-founder and managing director of Glasshouse Policy
  • Marc Fort, marketing coordinator for the Texas Music Office
  • Ashley Phillips, managing director of Impact Hub Austin
  • Christina Rosales, communications director for Texas Housers
  • Rey Saldaña, San Antonio city councilman

The Texas Tribune's Alana Rocha and KUT Austin's Syeda Hasan will moderate the conversations.

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This event will be held on the rooftop patio at Eberly. Limited self-parking is available at the restaurant, as well as complimentary valet. The bar will open at 5:30 p.m. and the conversation will begin at 6 p.m. Light bites will be provided. Cash bar.



The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

This event is co-hosted by KUT Austin and supported by Anheuser-Busch and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune events. It is hosted by Eberly. Additional event series support is provided by Leadership Austin, the LBJ Future Forum, the Young Women's Alliance and Austin Young Lawyers Association. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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