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We are a coalition of concerned citizens and volunteers advocating for the preservation of Rosewood Courts and to make these historic buildings in East Austin a City of Austin Historic Landmark. Please sign our Change.org petition.

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Preserve Rosewood White Paper

A People’s Plan for Preserving Austin’s Public Housing — Download Our White Paper

Austin is in the midst of a severe affordable housing crisis. East Austin’s 78702 zip code is one of the most gentrified zip codes in the nation. In the white paper A Jewel in the Violet Crown — A People’s Plan to Preserve Austin’s Public Housing, Preserve Rosewood answers in great detail the “how” and […]

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Fred McGhee on KOOP 91.7 FM People United

Fred McGhee speaks with Alan Campbell at KOOP Radio’s People United on September 27, 2015 (1 hour).

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4 Unique Ways Saving Rosewood Courts Tackles Gentrification

Were you aware that Austin’s housing authority is the oldest in the nation? And that Rosewood and Santa Rita Courts are the oldest United States Housing Authority developments in the country? Construction began in 1938 and was completed in 1939. Not only was it the first modern housing in Austin, it was the first multifamily […]

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