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Opposition Brewing Over Proposed Low-Income Apartments Near The Galleria

The Houston Housing Authority wants to build and apartment complex on the 2600 block of Fountain View Drive, a few blocks west of The Galleria. It would be located in the midst of high-end neighborhoods like Briargrove and Tanglewood. The complex would have 233 units, and most of the apartments would offer some sort of subsidy so […]

Image Courtesy: Houston Housing AuthorityThe Houston Housing Authority wants to build and apartment complex on the 2600 block of Fountain View Drive, a few blocks west of The Galleria. It would be located in the midst of high-end neighborhoods like Briargrove and Tanglewood.

The complex would have 233 units, and most of the apartments would offer some sort of subsidy so that low income tenants can live there. HHA officials say most of the residents will earn between $25,000 to $42,000 per year.

But some residents in the area of the proposed complex are against it. But why? They cite concerns like already overcrowded schools in the area and traffic.

To help us understand the arguments for and against the project, we talk with Houston Chronicle real estate reporter Erin Mulvaney, who’s covered this story.

(Above: An artist’s rendering of a proposed HHA apartment project at 2640 Fountain View Dr., west of The Galleria. Image Courtesy: Houston Housing Authority)

MORE:
Some Galleria Residents Oppose Plan For A Mixed-Income Apartment Complex In The Area (News 88.7, March 16, 2016)
Housing Officials Address Worries Over Mixed-Income Complex (Houston Chronicle, March 10, 2016)
Video: Anger Over Proposed Public Housing in High Opportunity Houston Neighborhood (Texas Housers, March 14, 2016)
Houston Housing Authority Fountain View Development Site
Stop Fountainview Project

(News 88.7’s Al Ortiz also contributed to this report.)

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