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How Affordable is Life in Houston?

We often hear about the low cost of living in Texas and Houston. But is it really true? The answer, not surprising, is: it depends. Where in Greater Houston you live factors in tremendously. Some areas are seeing unprecedented demand for places to live – and that drives up prices in those areas, not just […]

We often hear about the low cost of living in Texas and Houston. But is it really true? The answer, not surprising, is: it depends. Where in Greater Houston you live factors in tremendously. Some areas are seeing unprecedented demand for places to live – and that drives up prices in those areas, not just in terms of housing but also in terms of food, fuel and everything else.

We examine how affordable life really is here in Greater Houston on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll welcome your questions and comments for Lester King, Sustainability Fellow at the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University, David Crossley, President of Houston Tomorrow, an organization that explores urban issues and growth in Houston, and Laura Perez-Boston, Executive Director of the Fe y Justicia Worker Center.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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