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Read Texas Housers’ and Northeast Action Collective’s joint statement on HUD’s final determination of Texas GLO’s civil rights violation

JOINT STATEMENT OF NORTHEAST ACTION COLLECTIVE AND TEXAS HOUSERS ON HUD’S ISSUANCE ON MAY 16 OF A FORMAL LETTER OF NONCOMPLIANCE AGAINST THE STATE OF TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE The Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentContinue Reading

A Little Louder Video Buzz Session #3: Treasury must clarify plan for recapturing Emergency Rent Assistance funds

The US Treasury Department oversees state and local government expenditures of federal Emergency Rent Assistance funds. Texas Housers has discovered inconsistencies in the Treasury Department’s administration of these funds that is causing confusion on when unexpendedContinue Reading

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 equitableContinue Reading

HUD stopping State of Texas’s misuse of federal disaster mitigation funds is not about paperwork or politics, it’s about saying no to discrimination

There’s something important missing from the recent news reports on HUD’s decision to withhold $1.95 billion of federal disaster mitigation funds (MIT) that were awarded by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to local governments. Much ofContinue Reading

University of Texas Law researchers report excessive “orders to vacate” and demolitions in low-income San Antonio neighborhoods

Texas Housers is pleased to announce the publication of “Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions,” a report from researchers with the UT Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic out ofContinue Reading

Texas GLO’s Mitigation Plan Amendment fails to rectify discrimination in mitigation funding. Here are our official comments.

Texas Housers, alongside several community organizations, has continued to pressure the Texas General Land Office to ensure that CDBG Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds are distributed in an equitable manner. Their initial CDBG-MIT Action Plan resulted in noContinue Reading

Watch community members, Texas Housers and Northeast Action Collective’s press conference on Texas GLO’s neglect of neighborhoods of color

On August 22, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) asked HUD to approve a modification of GLO’s controversial decision to exclude Houston from receiving any federal funds for flood relief. GLO’s modification would give some fundsContinue Reading

Texas ranks at the bottom for affordable and available housing for Extremely Low Income renters. This is what Congress must do to help.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition publishes the Gap Report every March to assess the shortage of affordable and available for low-income households. The 2021 edition of the report has assembled its findings using 2019 ACSContinue Reading

In alarming move toward mass displacement, Texas AG Ken Paxton says local governments cannot impose eviction moratoriums

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion today that local governmental entities operating under local emergency declarations cannot delay, prohibit, or restrict eviction procedures. The opinion itself does not necessarily block the moratoriums and theContinue Reading

Texas Housers joins National Community Reinvestment Coalition lawsuit against CFPB to overturn rule allowing banks to hide their lending records

This morning, Texas Housers, under the leadership of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group, joined the NCRC, Montana Fair Housing, the City of Toledo, Empire Justice Center, and the AssociationContinue Reading

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HUD’s $50 million Housing Mobility grant is a challenge for Texas Public Housing Authorities to step up

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it is making available $50 million to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to “develop programs to help low-income families with housing vouchers access low-poverty, high-opportunity areas.” These fundsContinue Reading

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