Posted on · The council voted unanimously not to pursue an independent investigation into whether Turner tried to influence a competitive affordable housing process in order to steer millions to a favored developer.
Posted on · The Texas General Land Office released the findings of its investigation into the city’s housing department, following ethics allegations against Mayor Sylvester Turner from the city's former housing director.
Posted on · The state General Land Office and the Harris County District Attorney’s office have separate investigations underway.
Posted on · The council is taking a closer look at the department’s finances as multiple investigations are reportedly underway.
Posted on · The move comes in direct response to allegations from the mayor's former housing director, who called the selection process for federal Harvey relief funds a "charade" to steer millions to a favored developer.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal goes unaddressed at a special council meeting, considering a new way to handle redistricting, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.
Posted on · The hearing revealed that a city housing program was millions overbudget under former housing Director Tom McCasland, but did not touch on any allegations that the mayor influenced an affordable housing process to favor a preferred developer.
Posted on · The city's former housing director publicly accused the mayor of running a "charade" process to award millions to a preferred developer.
Posted on · Tensions flared at a Houston city council meeting over recent ethics allegations made against the Turner administration.
Posted on · Turner fired the previous director for accusing him favoring an affordable housing developer in a process to secure $15 million in federal disaster recovery funding.
Posted on · The former director accused the Turner administration of favoring an affordable housing developer in a process to secure $15 million in federal disaster recovery funding meant to replace housing lost during Hurricane Harvey.
Posted on · Landlords filed more than 2,000 evictions in Houston and judges continued hearing thousands of cases during a six-week period when Mayor Turner claimed evictions were on hold.
Posted on · To get public money, projects have to meet comprehensive criteria. Environmental health risk isn't one of them.
Posted on · City Housing Director Tom McCasland says seniors, disabled, and low-income residents will have the top priority for home repairs.
Posted on · The program is federally funded. Applicants must fill out a survey online; by calling 832-393-0550; or going to one of four recovery centers the City has opened across Houston.