Texas GLO must enter Voluntary Compliance Agreement or Southeast Texas communities of color will continue losing livelihoods and lives

In March of 2022, the Department of Housing and Urban Development determined that the Texas General Land Office was discriminatory in their distribution plan of allocating $0 dollars in Community Development Blog Grant – Mitigation funds to Houston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. A few months later on June 28, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott to intercede and required the State of Texas to enter a Voluntary Compliance Agreement to remedy Texas GLO’s discriminatory actions with HUD within 60 days.

This August 27 deadline, falling on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, is arriving in 2 days and there has been zero action from the State of Texas. We are calling on the State of Texas to comply with the required action from HUD and enter mediation regarding the VCA. If the State continues this defiance of a required action, it should be met with swift action from HUD.

You can read Texas Housers statement on Texas GLO’s required mediation to enter the Voluntary Compliance Agreement below

60-Day-Deadline-HUD-Statement.docx

1 Comment

  1. This is something that should have been taken care of by the land commissioner Bush. He didn’t have any intentions of helping the people of color / brown. If his intentions were fair/good it would have been done. Westbury and other elite neighborhoods got funds to repair there homes. Who took care of this for them to get approved? Wake up people we have to take charge and make sure we get served as well!!

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