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Residents Weigh in on Revamping Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Last night (Oct. 24, 2016), Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins of District D held a community town hall to address the priorities of addressing Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The meeting comes just a few weeks after a joint report by the Texas Organizing Project and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. We discuss what issues […]

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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 […]

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The Challenge of Gaining Support for Affordable Housing Projects

Posted on · 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 […]