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Houston PATCHwork and these district profiles show the stark difference in affordable housing availability across the largest city in Texas

Texas Housers is a proud member of the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition, a diverse coalition of community-based organizations in Texas. Our shared mission is to make Houston stronger, more resilient, and more equitable in the long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey and future climatic events.

HOME recognizes that storms like Harvey hit hardest for people of color, immigrants, low-income families, and low-wage workers. Long-lasting legacies of segregation and historical disinvestment created barriers for these community members resulting in massive inequality, making it challenging to thrive following subsequent storm damage. To provide true pathways to success for all Houstonians, contributing factors leading to disparate outcomes must be examined and solved.

HOME Coalition members met with city council members and their staff to share Houston PATCHwork and Profiles in Affordable Trends & Challenges In Housing, an exploratory effort executed by HOME to provide data about the current state of affordable housing, specifically in each council district. The analysis comprehensively represents Houston’s eleven council districts by combining various sources’ most recent data set, which can be accessed below.

The Houston PATCHwork focuses on the City’s commitment to the Four Rights and legal implications that must be a focal point in the way the City creates equitable and affordable housing.

We invite you to look over the data for each Council District and let us know what affordable housing and equity issues we and the City of Houston can focus on. Below is a summary of Houston PATCHwork and profiles of each district.

PATCHWork-Executive-Summary

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