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Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros Discusses Neighborhood Challenges in District H

Posted on · Every Greater Houston neighborhood has a few things in common: occasional disputes over neighborhood policies, concerns about crime and safety, road and sidewalk conditions and so forth. But some neighborhoods will, on occasion, deal with unique challenges. Case in point: Wednesday’s (July 6, 2016) discussion about whether the Houston Heights neighborhood should remain dry. Today […]

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Border Corruption and Neighborhood Challenges: Thursday’s Show (July 7, 2016)

Posted on · Typically, when we talk about protecting the Texas/Mexico border, we mean protecting it from illegal activity on the other side of the Rio Grande. But reports this week from The Texas Tribune and Reveal highlight illegal activity happening not only on the U.S. side of the border but among those tasked with policing it. Those articles […]

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Non-Profit Works to Create More Affordable Housing Options in Houston’s Near Northside

Posted on · Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood is home to some new “affordable” housing projects, both apartments and homes, for low-income Houstonians to purchase with subsidies. But are the homes really all that affordable? We learn more about the projects from Mary Lawler, Executive Director of the Avenue Community Development Corporation. MORE:  As Near Northside Booms, Group Pushes […]

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Near Northside Housing and Graffiti Culture: Wednesday’s Show (September 9, 2015)

Posted on · Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood is home to some new “affordable” housing projects, both apartments and homes, for low-income Houstonians to purchase with subsidies. But are the homes really all that affordable? We learn more about the projects on today’s Houston Matters, from Mary Lawler, Executive Director of the Avenue Community Development Corporation.