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Houston Matters Weekend for October 22, 2016

Posted on · The NFL is working to curb domestic violence by partnering with an organization called A Call to Men, which teaches “healthy, respectful manhood.” The group’s CEO, Tony Porter, and Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and the league’s executive vice president, are in town to talk about the program. On this edition of Houston Matters […]

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Domestic Abuse Victims Face Challenges Finding Safe Housing

Posted on · We recently chronicled the challenges inherent in establishing affordable housing in Houston. Similar complications play out for projects devoted to establishing spaces for victims of domestic violence. Back in July, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs approved proposed plans for a low-income apartment complex in Fort Bend County. Some nearby residents oppose the […]

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Jailed Witness and Domestic Abuse Housing: Tuesday’s Show (September 6, 2016)

Posted on · Last December, a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand. Now the woman is suing the […]