Houston Matters

An Interactive Map of Houston’s Food Deserts

Posted on · Some low-income neighborhoods in Houston have long had limited or no easy access to grocery stores. Despite a push a few years back from both the White House and local officials, that situation hasn’t changed much. We talk with Houston Chronicle reporter John Harden, who’s compiled data on the current state of food deserts in […]

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Have Food Deserts Been Eliminated in Houston?

Posted on · Back in the summer of 2013, we examined food deserts in Houston – neighborhoods with a shortage of nearby access to fresh food. They tend to be in low income areas, where major grocery chains are sometimes unwilling or unable to open a store. The concern in 2013 was that 1 in 5 households in Harris […]

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Food Deserts Revisited and Importing Doctors: Tuesday’s show (July 28, 2015)

Posted on · Back in the summer of 2013, we examined food deserts in Houston – neighborhoods with a shortage of nearby access to fresh food. They tend to be in low income areas, where major grocery chains are sometimes unwilling or unable to open a store. The concern in 2013 was that 1 in 5 households in Harris […]

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Hunting For Food, In The Middle Of The City

Posted on · The City of Houston is trying to take a new approach to a problem known as food deserts — places where healthy food is difficult to obtain. Instead of waiting for grocers to decide where to build stores, city officials want to recruit retailers into certain neighborhoods.