Category: In the News

More Businesses Turning to Micro-Loans

KUT: 2009 will be remembered as the year of… lots of things–including tightening credit markets.  Includes interview with Milano the New School’s Lisa Servon, featured speaker at December 2009 PeopleTalk Speaker Series.

KUT: 2009 will be remembered as the year of… lots of things–including tightening credit markets.  Includes interview with Milano the New School’s Lisa Servon, featured speaker at December 2009 PeopleTalk Speaker Series.

Partnerships Spawn Affordable Homes

Austin Business Journal: A few nonprofit-private partnerships bringing affordable housing to Austin hope to prove such arrangements can provide needed housing for the working class, while turning a profit for developers.

Austin Business Journal: A few nonprofit-private partnerships bringing affordable housing to Austin hope to prove such arrangements can provide needed housing for the working class, while turning a profit for developers.

PeopleFund Wins $1 Million from the Federal Government

Austin American Statesman: PeopleFund, the East Austin nonprofit, will receive $1 million from the federal government to make more loans to small businesses and provide other credit and financial services to its clients.

Austin American Statesman: PeopleFund, the East Austin nonprofit, will receive $1 million from the federal government to make more loans to small businesses and provide other credit and financial services to its clients.

Austin Receives $2 Million in HUD Stimulus Funds

Austin Business Journal: Austin city officials and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett on Wednesday announced the city’s intention to receive $2 million in Community Development Block Grant Recovery funds that will help fund four development projects in East Austin.

Austin Business Journal: Austin city officials and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett on Wednesday announced the city’s intention to receive $2 million in Community Development Block Grant Recovery funds that will help fund four development projects in East Austin.

Ott Tackles Racial Divide

Austin Chronicle: At a June 26 PeopleTalk luncheon, city manager Marc Ott addressed a range of topics… But in closing, Ott issued a strong challenge to Austinites to publicly address the racial divide in Austin.

Austin Chronicle: At a June 26 PeopleTalk luncheon, city manager Marc Ott addressed a range of topics… But in closing, Ott issued a strong challenge to Austinites to publicly address the racial divide in Austin.