Solar installers inspecting solar panels
Solar installers inspecting solar panels

Austin, Texas is one of the best places in the country to live, but it’s also a city where making ends meet is getting tougher and tougher. Cost of living is rising rapidly, wages are flat, and displacement pressure is higher than ever. At the City’s Office of Innovation, we’re looking for ways to help residents increase agency in their housing choices, instead of having those decisions forced by factors outside of their control.

One of the pathways to housing stability and economic security is access to green jobs. Green jobs are ones that result in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. And it’s a sector that’s growing quickly, pays well, and is sorely needed considering the increasingly serious effects of climate change, and our City’s focus on climate resilience. …


Daniel Culotta

Working at the intersection of innovation, sustainability, and community at the City of Austin Innovation Office.

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