Local issues

New Orleans de je vue in Galveston

Forrest Wilder’s Texas Observer Blog about high end housing construction on Galveston Island is well worth reading.

There should be a lot of thought devoted to the extent to which public relief funds are used to support redevelopment of expensive sea-side housing on Galveston Island in areas that lie only a few feet above sea level and are not protected by a seawall.

This is shaping up just like the post Katrina New Orleans discussion that was never resolved.

I started my commitment to housing justice for people and communities with low incomes in 1975 in Austin's Clarksville community. These years of working side-by-side with dedicated community leaders to find solutions to housing and community development challenges have taught me some things and I’m learning new things every day.

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