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Domestic Abuse Victims Face Challenges Finding Safe Housing

Posted on · We recently chronicled the challenges inherent in establishing affordable housing in Houston. Similar complications play out for projects devoted to establishing spaces for victims of domestic violence. Back in July, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs approved proposed plans for a low-income apartment complex in Fort Bend County. Some nearby residents oppose the […]

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Jailed Witness and Domestic Abuse Housing: Tuesday’s Show (September 6, 2016)

Posted on · Last December, a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand. Now the woman is suing the […]

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Helping Women Rebuild Their Lives After Prison

Posted on · We examine the challenges women face after leaving prison. We hear the story of former inmate Natasha Jones, and we talk with Marcia Tapp, Resource Development Director at the Houston-based non-profit The Women’s Home, which hopes to provide assistance to women re-entering society in part through the group’s first re-entry summit. Natasha Jones’ Story of […]

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Oil and Gas in 25 Years, and Arian Foster: Tuesday’s Show (September 29, 2015)

Posted on · Last night (Sept. 28, 2015) Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster and some of his teammates served customers at Morton’s Steakhouse to raise money for Foster’s foundation, which aims to teach inner-city kids how to have a better life by focusing on food, family and finance. It’s a subject that’s very personal to Foster, as […]