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House Tax Bill Would Help Not For Profit Low Income Housing SponsorsForbes, 9/21/21

Activists file complaint against government agencies after lack of Harvey fundingPort Arthur News, 9/16/21

Advocates say state Harvey grant process discriminates against communities of colorBeaumont Enterprise, 9/15/21

‘You See People With Mushrooms Growing Out of Their Carpets’: Tenants With Mold in Their Homes Have Little RecourseTexas Observer, 9/9/21

Editorial: As evictions loom, a safety net is stretchedSan Antonio Express-News, 9/7/21

The nationwide ban on evictions is over. Here’s what Texas renters need to know., Texas Tribune, 9/2/21

Writing “Love Letters” Can Give Home Buyers an Edge—and Open the Door to Discrimination, Texas Monthly, 8/31/21

Houston Parents Evicted, Separated From Their Toddler After Landlord Rejects Rent Relief, Houston Public Media, 8/30/21

People of color drove Houston’s growth, but some historic Black, Latino neighborhoods lost residents, census data shows, Houston Chronicle, 8/27/21

After a divorce and job loss, mother of six became part of the invisible homeless, The Dallas Morning News, 8/26/21

How Dallas’ escalating home pricesonly add to the city’s homelessness, The Dallas Morning News, 8/23/21

How Much Money Does a Single Person Need to Earn to Get By in Texas?, Reform Austin, 8/18/21

The CDC Halted Evictions. Texas Judges Are Proceeding Anyway., Texas Observer, 8/17/21

Business Groups Stand To Profit From Controversial I-45 Expansion, Critics Say, Houston Public Media, 8/3/21

Experts say millions in rental assistance still available for Texans as federal eviction moratorium ends, KWTX Central Texas, 8/3/21

Florida has disbursed 2 percent of rent aid as eviction moratorium ending, Tampa Bay Times, 7/31/21

Houston considering rule changes to fill ‘missing middle’ with new triplexes, fourplexesHouston Chronicle, 7/29/21

More evictions expected for Houston area families as CDC moratorium ends Saturday, Fox 26 Houston, 7/29/21

Houston city council approves $15M affordable housing complex in Greenspoint, KPRC 2 Houston, 7/16/21

Working A Minimum-Wage Job In Austin? You’d Have To Work 152 Hours A Week To Afford A 2-Bedroom Apartment., KUT Austin, 7/15/21

Texans Need Three Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs to Afford a Two-Bedroom House, Reform Austin, 7/15/21

Decent Apartments Are Out Of Reach For Low-Wage Workers In Texas, Report Says, KERA News, 7/14/21

Communities of Color in Houston Will Face Another Hurricane Season Without Adequate Flood Control, Texas Observer, 7/13/21

Stressed-out Houston renters battling back against landlords with new help: A tenants unionHouston Chronicle, 7/7/21

Editorial: Time is running out for Texans facing eviction. Now the state must get them the aid Congress has provided, Houston Chronicle, 6/30/21

‘Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back’: Some Texans Still Waiting Months For Rent Assistance, CBS DFW, 6/30/21

What you need to ask before buying, renting a property, The Isiah Factor – Fox 26 Houston, 6/30/21

Tenants, landlords and courts prepare as CDC eviction hold is set to end July 31, KENS 5 San Antonio, 6/28/21

EXPLAINER: Are evictions in Texas about to increase?, AP, 6/25/21

COVID relief, unemployment benefits are going away – and struggling Houstonians are worried, Houston Chronicle, 6/25/21

The eviction crisis in photos: How three Texans faced losing their homes during a pandemic, Texas Tribune, 6/23/21

Texas Housers File Civil Rights Complaint against GLO, Reform Austin, 6/14/21

Another $157M in federal rent relief headed to Houston area, Houston Chronicle, 5/27/21

Billion-dollar Texas Rent Relief Program has ‘a lot of catching up to do’, KWTX Central Texas, 5/21/21

The Lege This Week: For Whom the Bill Tolls, Texas Observer, 5/14/21

Third Ward group slams Rice’s plan for new Ion tech hub amid gentrification concerns, Houston Chronicle, 5/21/21

Biden Wants to Offer More Housing Vouchers. Many Landlords Won’t Accept Them, Pew Charitable Trusts, 5/12/21

‘People are in essence trapped:’ HUD fails to offer solutions for tenants, Houston Chronicle, 5/12/21

Biden Administration Moves to Speed Aid to RentersThe New York Times, 5/7/21

Expansion of I-45 in Downtown Houston Is on Hold, for Now, in a Traffic-Choked, Divided Region, Inside Climate News, 4/30/21

‘I thought there was a moratorium?’ How Texas forgot renters during the pandemic, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4/29/21

Without More Funds, Houston’s Housing Authorities Can’t Keep Up With Affordable Housing Demand, Bisnow, 4/29/21

Even With Billions In Federal Aid For Rent Relief, Some Texans Are Losing Their Homes, KERA News, 4/28/21

‘It was just a mess’: Texas Rental Relief Program has distributed about 3% of its billion-dollar allotment, KSAT San Antonio, 4/28/21

In Houston, Evictions Continued Despite City ‘Grace Period’, Houston Public Media, 4/27/21

Billion-dollar Texas rental assistance program off to a bumpy start, KWTX Central Texas, 4/12/21

Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: ‘We Just Stepped Off A Cliff’, NPR, 4/7/21

Report Details How Texas Rent Relief Program Has Been Plagued By Problems, KERA News, 4/6/21

Biden Administration Deploys the Civil Rights Act To Stop a $7 Billion Highway Project in Houston, Reason, 4/6/21

Residents fight for environmental justice in Houston neighborhoods dealing with hazardous sites and air pollution, KPRC 2 Houston, 4/6/21

Tax breaks for developers under scrutiny in San Antonio, Texas capitol, San Antonio Heron, 4/1/21

How Hurricane Laura exposed gaps in Galveston’s evacuation planHouston Chronicle, 3/29/21

Biden Transportation Officials Signal How They Might Enforce Racial Justice Concerns, Bloomberg, 3/25/21

Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns, The Guardian, 3/23/21

Editorial: Reform subsidized housing, hold HUD accountableHouston Chronicle, 3/22/21

No city in America has enough low-income housing. Houston is one of the worst.Houston Chronicle, 3/18/21

Racist clauses in property deeds can’t be enforced, but still exist. A Texas bill would make it easier to remove them., Texas Tribune, 3/17/21

As HUD pays a private company millions, tenants say complaints of mold, pests and sewage go ignoredHouston Chronicle, 3/11/21

Deep freeze just latest disaster to befall Houston’s needy, Associated Press, 3/8/21

Texas judge rules federal eviction moratorium unconstitutional. Lawyers and advocates disagree on what that means for tenants., KPRC 2 Houston, 2/26/21

Spreading the word to Houston renters about the CDC’s eviction orderHouston Chronicle, 2/20/21

Houston passes ‘grace period’ ordinance to help protect renters from evictionHouston Chronicle, 2/18/21

Houston hopes to pair rent relief cash with ordinance to temporarily bar evictions, Houston Chronicle, 2/11/21

Exploring the Legacy of Redlining in Houston, Understanding Houston, 2/10/21

Houston-Area Renters Could Qualify For $159 Million In Local Emergency Assistance, Houston Public Media, 2/10/11

Houston, Harris County team up on $159M rent relief program they hope to launch this month, Houston Chronicle, 2/10/11

Having trouble paying rent amid COVID-19? Help may be available through Texas program., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2/9/21

‘Pushed out:’ Longtime Third Ward residents left scrambling to find homes by end of monthHouston Chronicle, 2/8/21

Editorial: Build on Houston’s affordable housing successesHouston Chronicle, 2/6/21

Policies To Postpone Evictions During the Pandemic Sound Simple. They’re Not., CoStar, 2/5/21

New statewide rental assistance program provides hope to Central Texans struggling with rent, KWTX Central Texas/Waco, 2/5/21 

Evictions still happening despite federal moratorium, Killeen Daily Herald, 1/31/21

Editorial: Look Down Ballot for Democratic Wins in Texas, Texas Observer, 1/7/21

More relief on the way? Houston expects to get about $70 million in federal stimulus.Houston Chronicle, 1/6/21

New Texas rent assistance program is coming, but experts say the state needs to work out some kinks, KWTX Central Texas/Waco, 1/5/21

Rental assistance helped this Arlington resident. New stimulus package promises more., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1/5/21


Texans urged to roll up their sleeves, capitol reopens and CARES funding explained, Katy Times, 12/31/21

Housing Advocates Demand Relief, Protections as Eviction Crisis Looms, Austin Chronicle, 12/25/20

COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Stave Off Historic Wave Of Evictions, NPR, 12/24/20

The federal eviction moratorium expires in January. It could leave 40 million Americans homeless., USA Today, 12/24/20

There’s a federal eviction ban. Why are Texans still being asked to leave their apartments?, KWTX Central Texas/Waco, 12/22/20

‘Just cease all evictions’, Scalawag, 12/21/20

An eviction moratorium expires at the end of the month, but thousands of Texans are still not able to afford rent, Texas Tribune, 12/15/20

City Council Approves $30 Million In Direct Aid To Houston Residents In Need, Houston Public Media, 12/2/20

Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Extend Relief Programs, NPR, 12/2/20

Houston set to launch new relief fund, with $1,200 stimulus-like checks for struggling residentsHouston Chronicle, 12/1/20

Houston’s Lack Of Affordable Housing Is Contributing To Its Unusually High Eviction Rate, Bisnow, 11/24/20

West Texas Organizations call for distribution of Federal COVID-19 Relief Aid, Fox 34 Lubbock, 11/19/20

In Houston’s Third Ward, Community Groups are Fighting for Equitable Development, Texas Observer, 11/18/20

Houston Harvey victims feel ‘tossed around’ in city-GLO dispute over housing relief, Houston Chronicle, 11/16/20

‘Alazán residents deserve a better future’: SAHA, affordable housing advocates in San Antonio disagree on what that looks like, San Antonio Express-News, 11/10/20

A controversial rule limiting housing options for homeless Texans with criminal records was softened, but it still worries advocates, Texas Tribune, 11/5/20

Community Groups Criticize Use Of COVID-19 Relief Funds For Houston Police Overtime, Houston Public Media, 10/21/20

Business-friendly Houston not always ‘free’ market for Black communities, Houston Chronicle, 10/19/20

Going Door To Door: How One Group Is Educating People Facing Eviction About Their Rights, KUT Austin, 10/16/20

‘What happened to our dreams?’: Ban on evictions came too late for Victoria family, Victoria Advocate, 10/10/20

Plan to rebuild Galveston public housing divides advocates, Houston Chronicle, 10/9/20

State takes over Houston’s Harvey home repair program, Associated Press, 10/9/20

Texas will spend $171 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help renters avoid evictions, Texas Tribune, 9/25/20

Gov. Greg Abbott pledges $167 million to Texas rental assistance, Houston Chronicle, 9/25/20

Council tables creation of PFC, Odessa American, 9/23/20

New rules would bar people with criminal histories from Texas supportive housing, Houston Chronicle, 9/19/20

Texas courts must start telling tenants how a federal eviction moratorium can keep them housed, Texas Tribune, 9/18/20

Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted, NPR, 9/14/20

Review Of Houston Eviction Cases Finds Most Moving Forward Despite Federal Moratorium, Houston Public Media, 9/14/20

How a big Texas tax break created not-so-affordable housing, San Antonio Express-News, 9/14/20

Mayor Turner Pulls Houston Out Of COVID-19 Housing Task Force, Blindsiding Members, Houston Public Media, 9/11/20

Mother of five told to vacate Bexar County mobile home park despite federal halt on evictions, KENS 5 San Antonio, 9/8/20

Millions of Texans could be shielded from evictions under new Trump administration order, Texas Tribune, 9/1/20

Houston Renters Face Mounting Uncertainty As Officials Reject Eviction Grace Period, Bisnow, 9/1/20

Three years after Harvey, Houston’s home repair program continues to lag. Who is to blame?, Houston Chronicle, 8/29/20

Officials Warn of ‘Catastrophic Storm Surge’ With Hurricane Laura, The New York Times, 8/26/20

Hurricane Laura the latest blow to residents of one HUD-subsidized community in Galveston, HousingWire, 8/26/20

As the wheels of Houston’s eviction machine turn, many fear the worst is yet to come, Washington Post, 8/25/20

With Few Eviction Protections Remaining, Texas Could Face A Housing Crisis Of ‘Epic Proportions’, KERA News, 8/25/20

As Tropical Storm Laura Looms, Some Houston Residents Still Struggling to Rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, The Weather Channel, 8/24/20

Homeowners still reeling three years after Harvey, Yahoo News, 8/24/20

3 years after Harvey, some in Houston still waiting for help, The Associated Press, 8/23/20

Editorial: Eviction grace period is only way to prevent mass homelessness in Houston, Houston Chronicle, 8/13/20

Despite Broad Support, Mayor Turner Won’t Budge On Houston Eviction Grace Period, Houston Public Media, 8/11/20

Black, Hispanics make up 80% of Americans who are at risk of evictions, ABC 13 Houston, 8/7/20

Study: Nearly 24 percent of Harris County evictions were illegal, Houston Chronicle, 8/5/20

Houston housing advocates fear for surge of evictions as mayor holds off call for grace period, Community Impact, 8/2/20

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of renters may be evicted in Houston, KHOU 11 Houston, 7/30/20

Advocates want an eviction grace period. Houston’s mayor won’t put it on the council agenda., Houston Chronicle, 7/29/20

As coronavirus relief — and eviction protections — expire, millions at risk of losing homes, Yahoo News, 7/28/20

Esta madre indocumentada con coronavirus quedó desempleada y está al borde del desalojo, Telemundo, 7/28/20

CARES Act was meant to stop COVID-19 evictions. But in Fort Worth, it’s often ignored., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7/22/20

In Gentrifying 5th Ward, One Developer Makes A Pitch To Former Residents, Houston Public Media, 7/22/20

Undocumented immigrants behind on their rent are self-evicting across Texas, Texas Tribune, 7/16/20

A federal eviction moratorium protected millions in the pandemic. It’s about to expire., Houston Chronicle, 7/16/20

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, July rent is due for many struggling to avoid eviction, Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research, 6/30/20

Fort Worth apartment owner sues federal government to overturn coronavirus eviction moratorium, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6/25/20

Texas Landlords Are Filing Hundreds of Illegal Evictions, Texas Observer, 6/24/20

As COVID-19 Continues To Spread, Harris County Courts Are Moving Forward With Evictions, Houston Public Media, 6/24/20

Task force to address housing instability in Houston metro, ABC 13 Houston, 6/24/20

Some Eviction Protections Still in Place as Hearings Resume in Texas, Spectrum News Austin, 5/22/20

Evictions in Texas can move forward again, so what rights do tenants have?, KPRC 2 Houston, 5/19/20

Eviction Hearings, Wage Garnishment Resume in Texas | NewsRadio 740 KTRH, KTRH, 5/19/20

North Texas Landlords Have Filed Over 1,110 Eviction Petitions Since March,CBS DFW, 5/18/20

Eviction proceedings and debt collections can resume this month, Texas Supreme Court orders, Texas Tribune, 5/14/20

Houston tenants could receive rent help via relief money program, ABC 13 Houston, 5/13/20

11,000 Austinites Applied For Rent Assistance From The City. 1,000 Will Get It., KUT Austin, 5/12/20

Rent assistance programs in Texas’ largest cities are running dry, but advocates say statewide relief is unlikely, Texas Tribune, 5/6/20

Activists worry Fort Worth’s plan for renters will lead to mass evictions, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/5/20

Houston to use $15M in federal relief funds to help residents make up late rent, Houston Chronicle, 5/5/20

Out of work, renters seek help from landlords, agencies in Galveston County, The Daily News, 5/1/20

Houston Doing ‘Very Little’ To Help Renters During Pandemic, Advocates Say, Houston Public Media, 4/30/20

Texas Supreme Court extends residential eviction ban to May 18Houston Chronicle, 4/28/20

Coronavirus in Texas: Texas reports 22,806 cases and 593 deaths, releases online map of testing locations, Texas Tribune, 4/24/20

You might be protected from eviction until Aug. 23. Here’s how to find out., Texas Tribune, 4/22/20

Housing, labor advocates press Houston for more protections for renters during pandemicHouston Chronicle, 4/16/20

Mi Barrio No Se Vende, Texas Observer, 4/13/20

Faced with desperate circumstances, nearly 2M people in Texas – including these Houstonians – won’t see a stimulus check, KPRC 2 Houston, 4/1/20

Texas Has Temporarily Halted Evictions, But Not All Renters Know They Can Stay, Houston Public Media, 4/1/20

Rent is due. But thousands of Texans have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Tribune, 4/1/20

The Future of Fair Housing in Texas, Texas Observer, 4/1/20

Texas renters’ rights, facts you should know during coronavirus, Houston Chronicle, 3/31/20

Renter’s rights: Can you be evicted during the coronavirus pandemic?, KPRC 2 Houston, 3/25/20

“It’s going to hurt”: New coronavirus shocks Texas economy as length of public health crisis remains unknown, Texas Tribune, 3/16/20

In Southeast Lubbock Neighborhood, Residents are Fed Up With a Feedlot, Texas Observer, 2/26/20

Without Warning, ABC 13, 2/24/20

EPA to clean up Donna superfund siteThe Monitor, 2/19/20

Houston backs affordable housing tax credits, despite protests over certain neighborhoodsHouston Chronicle, 2/19/20

‘Phone Call After Phone Call’: Frustrated Homeowners Organize For Harvey Recovery Funding, Houston Public Media, 2/14/20

Map shows racist government policies that contributed to conditions for Houston cancer clusters [Opinion]Houston Chronicle, 1/24/20

By removing ‘racial segregation and inequality’ from its definition of fair housing, HUD is sending a dangerous messageThe Dallas Morning News, 1/24/20

HUD Secretary Asks America to Accept Housing Segregation, Shelterforce, 1/23/20

In fast-changing San Antonio neighborhoods, homeowners flooded with offers from investorsSan Antonio Express-News, 1/16/20

Disgraced former housing leader hired to help Harris County disaster recoveryHouston Chronicle, 1/10/20


Advocacy Groups Say Lubbock’s 2040 Land Use Plan Violates the Fair Housing Act, Texas Observer, 12/19/19

Tenants in a HUD-funded complex went to Galveston City Hall for help. Days later, they got lease violations.Houston Chronicle, 12/18/19

County to investigate Union Pacific site in northeast Houston after cancer cluster discovered, Houston Chronicle, 12/17/19

State could take over Houston’s Harvey housing program — unless city speeds upHouston Chronicle, 12/13/19

Tenants complaining of mold at apartment complex went to Galveston City Council for help. They got none., Houston Chronicle, 12/12/19

Lubbock NAACP expected to file complaint against the city, reports discrimination,, 12/9/19

East, North Lubbock residents, advocates file HUD complaint against city, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 12/9/19

NAACP Lubbock Chapter files federal housing complaint against City of Lubbock, Fox 34 Lubbock, 12/9/19

NAACP, Texas Housers file complaint against City of Lubbock for discrimination, KCBD, 12/9/19

‘I don’t even wanna be here:’ Houston tenants say sewers overflow at HUD-funded apartmentHouston Chronicle, 11/21/19

Shown the Door: Alazan-Apache Courts Residents Facing Eviction Say They’re Being TargetedSan Antonio Current, 11/21/19

15-year plan won’t end Houston discriminating wastewater infrastructure problem [Opinion]Houston Chronicle, 11/6/19

Alazán-Apache Residents Accuse Housing Authority of Wrongful Fees, Eviction Campaign, Rivard Report, 10/24/19

‘Dramatic’ San Antonio housing crisis is squeezing the income of households and rentersSan Antonio Express-News, 10/18/19

Two Years After Hurricane Harvey, One Group Says It Has Been Overlooked: Renters, The New York Times, 10/11/19

Public Camping Bans Won’t Solve Homelessness. But Could They Get Us Talking About Real Solutions?Texas Observer, 9/6/19

We need to radically rethink our approach to disaster recovery. Here’s one solution., Mother Jones, 9/4/19

As Fort Worth Housing Project Closes, Residents Wonder About Their Future, KERA News, 8/14/19

Can a $2.5 Billion Bond Deal Fix Harris County’s Inequitable Flood Control?, Texas Observer, 8/8/19

Galveston Housing Authority negotiating deal to rebuild remaining public housing lost to Ike, Houston Chronicle, 8/5/19

These tenants got vouchers to leave their Harvey-damaged apartments. They still fear they’ll end up on the streets., Houston Chronicle, 8/2/19

Proposed HUD Rule Denies Housing Aid to Families With Undocumented MembersSpectrum News, 7/9/19

Housing rule could force some to downsize post-Harvey, Beaumont Enterprise, 6/20/19

Working minimum wage in Houston? You need to work 112 hours to afford a 2BR apartment., Houston Chronicle, 6/18/19

Austinites in 2019 Earn Enough In Average Wages To Afford A Two-Bedroom Home (In 2013), KUT, 6/18/19

Texas housing program aims to build faster after disaster, Associated Press, 6/14/19

Many Houston Public Housing Residents Don’t Have Central Air-Conditioning, Houston Public Media, 6/7/19

Texas Reps Oppose Rule To Deny Housing Assistance To Some Immigrant Households, Houston Public Media, 5/15/19

Renter, Beware: Millions of Texans Could Soon Face Higher Fees for Late Rent, with Little Recourse to Fight Back, Texas Observer, 5/15/19

Delays in disaster relief funding: latest verse in a long, sad song, The Texas Monitor,  4/23/19

Residents live with mold, sewage at low-income Galveston housing complex, Houston Chronicle, 4/22/19

Unsafe to Stay, Unable to Go: Half a Million Face Flooding Risk in Government Homes, The New York Times, 4/11/19

Some Texas Lawmakers Are Trying to Deflate Their Housing Power, Next City, 4/2/19

A ‘Latino High Line’ Promises Change for San Antonio, Citylab, 3/25/19

Study: Houston worst city in Texas for extremely low income renters, Houston Chronicle, 3/14/19

Amid Dallas bribery scandal, legislator takes aim at Texas law addressing some low-income housing projects, The Texas Tribune, 3/4/19

Vulnerable Houstonians first in line for Harvey recovery money, city says, Houston Chronicle, 1/9/19


In North, East Lubbock citizens hope answers to health concerns go beyond ‘Plan Lubbock 2040’, Lubbock Avalanche, 12/8/18

Part 3: Mold, bedbugs, rising rents — the reality of renting post-Harvey, Victoria Advocate, 12/1/18

Disaster housing recovery: Time for Congress to act, The Hill, 11/26/18

Houston’s new floodplain rules will place ‘unbearable burden’ on poor, report says, Houston Chronicle, 9/4/18

HUD Continues to Retreat From Fair Housing Duties, by Texas Housers Communications Director Christina Rosales, Shelterforce, 8/29/18

Hurricane Harvey survey: 30 percent say lives are still upended a year after storm hit Texas, The Washington Post, 8/23/2018

Homeless after Harvey: For some the historic flooding in Houston washed away shelter and security, Houston Chronicle, 8/23/19

Year after Harvey, poor having toughest time recovering, Associated Press, 8/22/18

Galveston public housing construction delayed again, Houston Chronicle, 7/31/18

Point of No Return, Texas Observer, 7/30/18

Hurricane Maria evacuees should get same aid used after Katrina, Sandy, advocates say, Orlando Sentinel, 7/20/18

Housing watchdogs file complaint against Texas’ Harvey recovery plan, Houston Chronicle, 6/27/18

Federal government approves Texas plan for long-term Harvey recovery funds, The Texas Tribune, 6/26/18

Texas fair housing group highlights needs of North and East Lubbock, Lubbock Avalanche, 6/2/18

People just give up: Low income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs, Politico, 5/29/18

Groups to sue HUD secretary Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule, CBS News, 5/8/18

Carson and HUD are Sued Over Delaying Anti-Segregation Rule, NPR, 5/8/18

Austin nonprofits sue HUD, Carson after charges to fair housing rules, Austin-American Statesman, 5/8/18

Harvey Recovery Funds May Prioritize Wealthy, Advocates Say, Houston Public Media, 4/27/18

Harvey funding won’t reach enough low-income families in Houston, advocates warn, Houston Chronicle, 4/27/18

America’s Federally Financed Ghettos, The New York Times, 4/7/18

Housing Group Sues to Block Houston From Controlling Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds, The Wall Street Journal, 3/21/18

Experiment with post-Harvey housing helps far fewer than expected, Houston Chronicle, 3/10/18

Forgotten fight, Houston Chronicle, 2/12/18


LUPE, ARISE push for colonia improvements through song, Rio Grande Guardian, 12/12/17

How Natural Disasters Challenge Communities of Color, KERA, 12/7/17

Texans Loosen Regulations That Protected the State During Foreclosure Crisis, Governing, 11/7/17

How Prop 2 Will Make Home Equity Borrowing More Expensive, Texas Public Radio, 11/7/17

$500 million in Ike relief is still unspent. Will Texas do better after Harvey?, Texas Tribune, 11/3/17

Predatory ‘wraparound’ mortgages seen as boon or ruin, San Antonio Express-News, 10/29/17

Is Texas ignoring a potential fix for slow hurricane recovery?, Houston Chronicle, 10/26/17

Will Texans Loosen Restrictions That Buffered the State From the Foreclosure Crisis?, Governing, 10/20/17

Renters Find Extra Hurdles to Recovery After Hurricanes, Associated Press, 10/13/17

COMMENTARY: Equal housing conditions for all in the RGV,by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez ,The Monitor, 9/20/17

Ramirez: More needs to be done to end residential segregation in RGV, by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josue Ramirez, 9/19/17

Views offered on housing inequality in area:  County conducting periodic assessment of community patterns, The Monitor, 9/17/17

Colonia Residents Respond To County Proposed Assessment of Fair Housing, KVEO, 9/14/17

Tenants endure moldy apartments as landlord threatens late fees, Houston Chronicle, 9/8/17

A better way to speed recovery from Harvey, by Texas Housers board member Shannon Van Zandt, San Antonio Express-News, 9/3/2017

Austin sues state in latest round of housing voucher debate, Austin American-Statesman, 9/2/17

Who suffers when disasters strike? The poorest and most vulnerable., Washington Post, 9/1/17

567 million reasons why Houston faces long, tough recovery from Harvey, Austin American-Statesman, 9/1/17

Housing bonds absent from package expected on November ballot, Houston Chronicle, 8/8/17

Should Texas loosen lending laws that shielded the state from foreclosures?, Houston Chronicle, 8/7/17

Mayor Adler Wants a Task Force on Gentrification. We’ve Had Plenty of Those., KUT 90.5, 8/7/17

Nonprofits and the City’s Quest for Affordable Housing, Austin Chronicle, 7/14/17

Audit questions Houston’s use of affordable housing funds, Houston Chronicle, 7/6/17

Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated, New York Times,7/2/17

Commentary: Oversight of colonias needed in RGV and Texas, by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, The Monitor, 6/25/17

Prosperity to poverty: Loss of jobs, business puts Sunnyside in peril, Houston Chronicle, 6/16/17

Despite “Texas miracle,” affordable housing difficult for many urban dwellers, Texas Tribune, 6/16/17

A terrible legislative session for low-income Texans, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Texas Tribune, 6/6/17

EPA conducts fifth fish kill at Donna reservoir and canal, Valley Central 4, 6/1/17

Commentary: Trump’s dangerous proposed EPA budget cuts will hurt Texas, co-authored by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, The Monitor, 5/23/17

Better housing as a path out of poverty: a tough test in Houston, The Christian Science Monitor, 5/4/17

Few details, no new money in mayor’s Complete Communities plan, Houston Chronicle, 4/17/17

Bill could mean bigger late charges for Texas renters, Austin American-Statesman, 4/3/17

Ramírez y Sánchez: Mejoras a los MSR de Hidalgo se traducen en comunidades más seguras, co-authored by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, Rio Grande Guardian, 3/2/17

Ramírez & Sánchez: Upgrades to Hidalgo MSRs Means Safer Communities, co-authored by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, Rio Grande Guardian, 3/1/17

Texas disaster housing idea may get done in Louisiana first, Houston Chronicle, 2/17/17

State sued over housing discrimination law, Houston Chronicle, 2/17/17

Why Houston remains segregated, co-authored by Texas Housers Houston co-director Chrishelle Palay, Houston Chronicle, 2/16/17

State lawmakers take aim at low-income housing, Houston Chronicle, 2/15/17

Another Front in the Texas War to Preserve Segregated Housing, CityLab, 2/15/17

Houston, It’s Time to Stop Accommodating Segregation, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Shelterforce, 2/7/17

Report: Fair Housing Faces an Uphill Battle in Texas, Kinder Institute’s The Urban Edge, 1/26/17

Fate Of Controversial Mixed Income Apartment Complex Near The Galleria Is Still Up In The Air, Houston Public Media, 1/18/17

Demandan mejoras a sistema de drenaje, El Mañana de Reynosa, 1/17/17

HUD: City’s subsidized housing procedures promote segregation, violate Civil Rights Act, Houston Chronicle, 1/13/17


Many Factors Delayed Repair Of Hundreds Of Ike-Damaged Roofs In Houston For Years, Houston Public Media, 12/20/16

Is the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center About to Move to the Old Dump?, Houston Press, 12/14/16

Advocates hope new study detailing flooding damage to colonias brings change, CBS-4 KGBT-TV, 12/7/16

How a Texas Town is Overhauling Disaster Relief, CityLab, 12/2/16

Commentary: Zika is here in the RGV – drainage issues need addressing, by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, The Monitor, 12/1/16

City OKs first new housing authority apartment project in a decade, Houston Chronicle, 11/30/16

Citizens Alliance sees statewide recognition, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 11/29/16

What’s at Stake in Trump’s Pick to Lead HUD, CityLab, 11/11/16

Living on the edges: Life in the colonias of Texas, Al Jazeera, 11/5/16

No Going Back to Segregation After Landmark Texas Fair Housing Case, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Shelterforce, 9/26/16

Odds are long for housing vouchers, Houston Chronicle, 9/23/16

Housing policies played key role in Sunnyside’s decline, report says, Houston Chronicle, 9/23/16

Commentary: Hidalgo Co. poor drainage is breeding ground for Zika, by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley co-director Josué Ramírez, The Monitor, 9/12/16

Federal housing agency launches probe of city, Houston Chronicle, 9/10/16

How the fight against blue tarps was won, Houston Chronicle, 9/6/16

Give Housing Vouchers Their Full Power, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Shelterforce, 7/15/16

Donna Lake community must unite to end toxic fish crisis, co-authored by Texas Housers Rio Grande Valley director Josué Ramírez, Texas Tribune, 7/12/16

Families in suburban colonias making best of limited choices, Houston Chronicle, 7/7/16

Questions raised over state’s deal with developer for public housing, Galveston County Daily News, 7/2/16

Residents lament neighborhood conditions in ‘new colonias’, Houston Chronicle, 7/1/16

School Rankings, and Affordable Housing, Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters, 6/6/16

Report: Gap between wages and housing grows, Houston Chronicle, 5/25/16

Snyder: What the studies say about affordable housing and property values, Houston Chronicle, 5/24/16

Advocates: Let’s Get These Details Right From the Beginning, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Shelterforce, 5/18/16

Harris County faces obstacles in expanding affordable housing, Houston Chronicle, 5/16/16

New Housing Trust Fund a Small Step Against Growing Affordability Gap, Kinder Institute’s The Urban Edge, 5/11/16

Valley Residents Have Been Eating Toxic Fish for Decades, Texas Tribune, 4/23/16

Houston likely to chip in $5 million for redevelopment of dilapidated apartment complex, Houston Chronicle, 4/12/16

Why Houstonians should be mad about public housing, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Houston Chronicle, 3/30/16

Residents voice opposition to low-income complex in Briargrove area, ABC-13 KTRK-TV, 3/9/16

Homeowners upset over public housing plan in Galleria area, KHOU-TV, 3/9/16

School crowding cited in fight over housing project, Houston Chronicle, 3/8/16

In the ’60s, Sunnyside thrived. Debra Walker wants that again., Houston Chronicle, 3/2/16

Affordable housing proposal puts neighbors on edge, Houston Chronicle, 2/19/16

Holding Back the Flood, Texas Observer, 2/11/16

The House Always Wins, Texas Observer, 2/1/16

Unsafe, Segregated Housing is Never “Fair”, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Shelterforce, 1/26/16


How Will the American Workforce Change?, The Atlantic, 12/31/15

Inside the Loop, affordable housing giving way to high-dollar development, Houston Chronicle, 12/26/15

Dallas fair housing case raises questions about bias suits, Dallas Morning News, 11/30/15

The Divide: Hunting for a home, Houston Chronicle, 11/7/15

Where the Sidewalk Ends, Sojourners Magazine, 11/1/15

Past felonies hinder housing search, Houston Chronicle, 10/29/15

Report faults Texas’ plans to rebuild after hurricanes, Houston Chronicle, 10/16/15

Texas Towns Push Back on Instant Slums, Bloomberg Business, 10/15/15

Sloan: What Texas needs to do before the next disaster, Houston Chronicle, 9/9/15

After Katrina, some lessons learned, but others yet to be absorbed, Austin American-Statesman, 8/24/15

Legal Group Files to Stop New Harbor Bridge Construction, KIII-TV, 8/12/15

Voucher applications skew high, but give window into affordable housing need, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 8/6/15

The Fight for Fair Housing, Texas Observer, 8/4/15

Making affordable housing plans for Austin, Austin Monitor, 7/9/15

The U.S. Supreme Court Walks a Fine Line on Race, The Atlantic, 6/25/15

Supreme Court: Texas Reinforced Housing Segregation, Texas Tribune, 6/25/15

Supreme Court delivers blow to state housing program, Houston Chronicle, 6/25/15

Reactions: Gov. Greg Abbott signs SB 267 into law, Austin American-Statesman, 6/23/15

Has America Given Up on the Dream of Racial Integration?, The Atlantic, 6/19/15

How to fix disaster recovery in Texas, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Texas Tribune, 6/2/15

Mapchats – Mapping the Way to Fair Housing and Environmental Justice, PolicyMap, 5/20/15

Shining a light on Rio Grande Valley colonias, Rio Grande Guardian, 5/8/15

Senate passes colonia street lights legislation, Rio Grande Guardian, 5/7/15

Beaumont will not get $12.5 million in Hurricane Ike recovery funding, KBMT-TV, 4/15/15

A custom three-bedroom house for $69,000? Welcome to the new model for disaster relief., Public Radio International’s The World, 4/10/15

Interview with John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, Shelterforce, 4/1/15

Austin and SXSW’s Waning Weirdness? Blame Spiking Real Estate Prices and a Tech Industry Influx, Billboard, 3/13/15

Housing Bill Brings Local Control Debate Into Focus, Texas Tribune, 3/10/15

Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water, Texas Tribune, 3/8/15

Austin Housing Debate Pits Traffic Concerns Against Equitable Development, Next City, 3/2/15

Banking on the Poor, Fort Worth Weekly, 3/4/15

John Henneberger helps the poor solve problems from housing to voting rights, The Christian Science Monitor, 2/6/15

Echoes of 1968 in current fair housing fight, by Texas Housers co-director John Henneberger, Austin American-Statesman, 1/26/15

Houses still unbuilt 6 years after Ike, Houston Chronicle, 1/24/15

Texas Matters: SCOTUS, Disparate Impact And Discrimination In Texas Public Housing, Texas Public Radio, 1/23/15

Austin’s history of discrimination threatens its future, Austin American-Statesman, 1/18/15


As Katy booms, housing scarce for working class, Houston Chronicle, 12/22/14

Flash of Genius, Austin Monthly, 12/1/14

Project aims to get disaster victims into homes within days, Houston Chronicle, 11/28/14

Henneberger earns MacArthur ‘genius’ award for Austin housing affordability, poverty-fighting efforts, Austin Business Journal, 9/25/14

Scourge of FEMA Trailers Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant, Wall Street Journal, 9/19/14

City of extremes, Houston Chronicle, 9/18/14

‘Genius grant’ recipient to focus on Houston, Houston Chronicle, 9/17/14

Texas housing bias suit may make it to Supreme Court, PBS NewsHour, 9/6/14

Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey, Los Angeles Times, 6/20/14

Advocates warn McAllen commissioners on consequences of rejecting low-income housing proposal, The Monitor, 2/21/14

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