Exterior of New Hope Housing apartment building

Housing

Houston Housing Authority to use $5 million federal grant to help residents with vouchers relocate to ‘opportunity neighborhoods’

Posted on · The funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help expand voucher holders' housing options to include areas where they can take advantage of job opportunities, high-performing schools and low crime rates, according to the local housing agency.

Harris County Commissioners Court, January 31, 2023

Harris County

Harris County adopts plan to allocate $750 million in federal Harvey relief funds

Posted on · The plan would apply more than $500 million to projects approved in the 2018 flood control bond package, with another $150 million to be divided evenly between the county’s four precincts and the rest to go toward administrative costs.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at a Texas Division of Emergency Management free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Houston.

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.

In this Aug. 29, 2017 photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Harris County commissioners have voted to ask the federal government for a $17 million grant to purchase 104 homes at the highest risk of flooding. The decision came even as more than 1,000 residents have called the Flood Control District in recent days to request buyouts of their Hurricane Harvey flood-damaged homes.

Harris County

Democratic, GOP Leaders In Houston And Harris County Ask State For Harvey Relief Funds After GLO Snub

Posted on · The often politically polarized commissioners court voted unanimously to denounce the decision by the General Land Office to deny Harris County any of the $1.3 billion in mitigation funds.

Brad Parscale, whose San Antonio web design firm played a leading role in Trump’s digital efforts in the 2016 race, will be campaign manager for 2020.
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Houston Matters

Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Offers Advice On Rebuilding Houston Infrastructre

Posted on · Henry Cisneros is a former federal Housing and Urban Development secretary and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure. He joins Houston Matters to explain the challenges ahead in rebuilding Texas’ infrastructure after Harvey.

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