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The Challenge of Gaining Support for Affordable Housing Projects

The Harris County Housing Authority says presumptions about what affordable housing is can be a challenge to getting support from residents in the surrounding community. A recent example is a development undergoing construction near Tomball. We talk with the Harris County Housing Authority about the challenges of gaining support from residents in communities where affordable housing […]

The Harris County Housing Authority says presumptions about what affordable housing is can be a challenge to getting support from residents in the surrounding community. A recent example is a development undergoing construction near Tomball.

We talk with the Harris County Housing Authority about the challenges of gaining support from residents in communities where affordable housing is lacking and why affordable housing is needed in these areas.

And we hear from Chrishelle Palay. She’s the Houston co-director the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. She tells Maggie Martin getting community support for affordable housing projects is akin to other NIMBY (“not in my backyard”) issues.

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