Houston Matters

Examining the Future of Affordable Housing in Greater Houston

Posted on · The Houston Housing Authority is a city agency tasked with developing affordable housing in the city through a federal low-rent public housing program and a housing voucher program. HHA has proposed eight projects in the last three years. Five of them have been blocked, and while the agency has redeveloped existing properties, purchased land and […]

Houston Matters

Why Did Mayor Turner Halt the Fountain View Housing Project?

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Sylvester Turner turned down a plan from the Houston Housing Authority that would have built a mixed-income complex near the Galleria area, saying he’s not going to present that plan to Houston City Council. The Mayor’s main objection to the project is the price tag. While the city wouldn’t need to provide […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Voter ID Law and Fountain View Apartments Dispute: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Texas Voter ID law heading back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, to the opposition to a proposed mixed-income apartment complex near The Galleria, to a new report that says Houstonians wasted even more time in traffic in 2015: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this […]