Affordability in Austin has been at the forefront of conversations for years as many residents struggle to afford to live in the area, citing the high housing prices, stagnant wages and other increased cost of living factors, such as childcare and groceries.

On Wednesday, Amplify Credit Union hosted an affordability summit at Austin PBS, bringing together experts in the workforce and finance sectors to discuss the future of affordability in Austin and how to address it.

Panelists Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area; Lourdes G. Zuniga, executive director of Financial Health Pathways; and Joana Ortiz, president and CEO of Austin Young Chamber, said solving affordability issues takes using a people-first approach. 

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