State issues

…and over affordable housing issues on the Texas Senate side

In response to my blog earlier today about the composition of the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee I was asked where things stood regarding the committee that oversees housing in the Texas Senate.

That committee is the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, chaired by Dallas Democratic Senator Royce West. Senator West represents southern Dallas and has a long interest in community development and affordable housing issues. The other committee members are:

  • Vice chair: Robert Nichols (R)-Jacksonville
  • Mario Gallegos, Jr (D)-Houston
  • Dan Patrick (R)-Houston
  • Jeff Wentworth (R)-San Antonio

The Intergovernmental Relations Committee has issued a lengthy report prepared over the interim that addresses many issues related to affordable housing.

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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