City of Houston

A Decade After Ike, Houston Still Hasn’t Spent Tens Of Millions It Got To Build Affordable Housing

Posted on · When the Houston Housing Authority tried to build in low-income neighborhoods, housing advocates and the feds blocked the projects. When they turned to wealthier areas, neighbors and politicians shot them down. Will anything change once federal money starts to flow after Hurricane Harvey?

Houston Matters

Full Show: Lawsuit Over Harvey Recovery Funds, And Political Roundup (March 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on the death of a suspect in the Austin serial bombings. Then, housing advocates in Austin are suing to block Houston from receiving Harvey recovery money. Also, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we meet a University of Houston researcher studying health disparities across Houston. And we learn about the Houston Latino Film Festival.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Housing Settlement, And Updating Transportation Projects (March 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn about an agreement to settle a housing violation by the City of Houston. Then, we get an update on numerous local transportation projects. Plus, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on the latest Houston sports news.

Arts & Culture

LGBTQ Friendly Home For Seniors Coming To Houston

Posted on · A nearly $24 million construction project is in the works to develop what is believed to be the first-ever LGBTQ senior housing facility in Houston -- and the second largest in the country.

Houston Matters

How Houston Lost Track of Millions in Housing Funds

Posted on · (Photo: Florian Martin | Houston Public Media) The City of Houston’s Housing Department suddenly has $46 million more for affordable housing projects. How? It started with some investigative reporting from the Houston Chronicle. Michael Hagerty has reporters Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris explain. The oversight was uncovered after the Chronicle’s Freedom of Information requests regarding a fund […]

Full Show

Finding Millions in Housing Funds, and Speech Therapy Cuts: Thursday’s Show (May 25, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Florian Martin | Houston Public Media) The City of Houston’s Housing Department suddenly has $46 million more for affordable housing projects. How? It started with some investigative reporting from the Houston Chronicle. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, Michael Hagerty has reporters Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris explain. The oversight was uncovered after the Chronicle’s Freedom of […]