In a historic victory for communities of color in Houston and the Gulf Coast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has officially published findings that state the Texas General Land Office was unlawfully discriminatory regarding race in its distribution of $4 billion federal grant in Community Development Blog Grants for mitigation of disaster (CDBG-MIT).
In June 2021, Texas Housers and the Houston-based Northeast Action Collective filed a civil rights complaint which outlined the ways in which GLO had been awarding funding to prevent and mitigate disaster to white neighborhoods and depriving that same funding to those in need who reside in historically Black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
You can view our video press statement, where Housers staff as well as community activists give more detail to HUD’s recently published conclusions. We also have published HUD’s findings below.
HUD findings to Texas Housers:HUD-Letter-Finding-Noncompliance-with-Title-VI-and-Section-109-
Texas Housers original complaint to HUD:HUD-complaint_GLO_MIT-FINAL
Questions from press can be directed to Texas Housers Communications Manager
Michael Depland (email@example.com)
Tell me something new that will always be a discrimination against black people
This is huge! I’m so glad to see HUD officially recognize just how badly the GLO failed Texas residents of color. I’m still in awe of the people that have continued to fight this discriminatory CDBG allocation and ongoing marginalization of their communities. Your fight has been a long one, but it means everything! Also, howdy Housers! <3
A long time coming but A change is going to come, and it’s starting right now!!!!
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