Politics

Mayor Turner pulls support from controversial $15 million Houston affordable housing project

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.

Houston Matters

Controversial development deal goes unaddressed, and a different way to handle redistricting (Oct. 8, 2021)

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.

City Hall

Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal went unaddressed at a special council meeting that focused on the housing department’s budget

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.

Politics

Houston Housing Director Fired After Accusing Sylvester Turner Of Awarding $15 Million To Favored Developer

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.