We believe our neighborhoods should be inclusive and friendly, welcome new residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds, and offer a diverse, abundant, and affordable choice of housing options.
We embrace opportunities for neighborhood and citywide improvement over protectionism and the unsustainable status quo.
Through online voting and open and transparent discussion, we encourage participation by the full diversity of neighborhood stakeholders.
We’re the voice of inclusive neighborhoods in Austin, welcoming abundant and diverse housing and residents of all socio-economic backgrounds. Recognizing that we all live in neighborhoods, we strive to provide broader and more effective neighborhood representation for the people of Austin.
We welcome everyone as members. Your neighborhood association can become a member, and we also welcome individual members. We can even help you create a new neighborhood association in your neighborhood. All we ask is that you enthusiastically support the FAN vision.
Members of FAN work with each other to share ideas and best practices for improving neighborhoods, keep themselves informed about city policies, take positions to influence policies that affect our neighborhoods, and organize social events that all members can enjoy.
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Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) members recently drafted and voted on a set of recommendations regarding CodeNEXT. FAN represents about 3,000 neighbors (homeowners, renters, and small business owners) among its 16 member neighborhood associations and individual members living in 184 other neighborhoods throughout the city. A complete list of member neighborhood associations and individual members Read more about FAN CodeNEXT Recommendations[…]
For the first time in Austin’s history, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN), empowered by a vote of its membership, has based City Council candidate and bond initiative endorsements on the principles of neighborhood inclusion and diversity. In keeping with all of FAN’s voting practices to date, the membership voted and issued endorsements when choices reached a Read more about FAN Membership’s Austin City Council Endorsements Based on Neighborhood Inclusion and Diversity[…]
Support Improving Guadalupe St From 29th Street to 51st Street Support improving Guadalupe Street from 29th Street to 51st Street by designating it as an activity corridor. Many areas along this stretch of Guadalupe Street lack walkable amenities or businesses that neighbors or Austinites can use and enjoy. The city council is considering designating this stretch of Guadalupe Street as an activity Read more about Support Improving Guadalupe Street[…]
FAN will be hosting online candidate Q&A forums over the next month on the popular site Reddit.com. Registered users of the site can tune in during the hour of each Candidate’s scheduled AMA Forum (Ask Me Anything) to ask questions or read along as other users post their own. We hope this provides our FAN Read more about Reddit AMAs with City Council Candidates in 2016[…]
Friends of Austin Neighborhoods Membership Supports Housing at The Grove The Grove development will be voted on at the Sept 22 city council meeting. Let the city council know if you’d like to support adding more housing in central Austin to help with Austin’s severe housing shortage to help address affordability issues for homeowners and Read more about Support Housing at The Grove[…]