In just a few months it may get a little easier to find affordable housing in downtown Austin.
Capitol Studios will be the first affordable housing community built downtown in 45 years. Affordable housing management company Foundation Communities already operates 14 properties in Austin. Evan Johns credits them with helping him get his life together.
"I wouldn't have anything, probably still be drinking too," said Johns who lives at a Foundation Communities property.
Before moving into an affordable housing community, Johns was homeless because he couldn't stop drinking. After getting out of rehab, Johns didn't have anywhere to go.
"I also couldn't afford to live in the city anymore," said Johns.