Heather K Way
Heather K. Way directs the Community Development Clinic. Way has been a practitioner in the field of community development and affordable housing law since 1997. Prior to joining the faculty in 2006, she was the founder and Director of Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources, which provides legal education and pro bono legal assistance to nonprofit organizations. Prior to founding Texas C-Bar, Way was a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Central Texas where, as a Skadden Fellow, she represented nonprofit community development corporations and low-income persons seeking to access affordable housing. Way frequently lectures on topics in the area of affordable housing and community development. She is actively involved in the development of public policies related to community development, including land banks, tax delinquent properties, housing preservation, and gentrification.
The State Bar of Texas Young Lawyers Association presented Way in 2002 with its Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas award. Way has also been recognized as the 2001 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Austin (by the Austin Young Lawyers Association) and one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Texas Lawyer. Most recently, she was recognized in 2006 as an outstanding "Houser" by the Texas Low Income Housing Information Services.