AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Justice Coalition and Huston-Tillotson University launched a joint pilot project to survey residents in Austin neighborhoods that have been identified as vulnerable to displacement and gentrification.
AJC and Huston-Tillotson University are using findings released by the University of Texas Uproot Project to follow up with residents in those neighborhoods. On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers knocked on dozens of doors across a few of those neighborhoods south of Austin to ask open-ended questions.
“Sort of feel how people are reacting to all the change they see around them,” João Paolo Connelly with AJC said.
Connelly led the surveying for the first weekend and said it’s a pilot project from the partnership. He said it should last a month, and then they hope to expand the survey into 2020 and last potentially all year. Once they gather and analyze the responses and data from residents, Connolly hopes to share it with the city.