Local issues

Looking for environmental hazards and air polluters in Houston? Just find a low income Black or Hispanic neighborhood.

We mapped industrial hazardous waste sites and EPA sources of air pollution in the Houston metro area and guess what we found. Environmental hazards are concentrated in areas where the majority of the population is African-American or Hispanic and areas where the median household income is below that of the State of Texas as a whole.

Click on the maps below to enlarge.

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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