Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a fair housing investigation after the City of Houston refused to approve funding for the Fountain View Apartments, a mixed-income development proposed by the Houston Housing Authority.
In this video chat, Texas Housers fair housing planner Charlie Duncan reveals through maps and research why the legacy of housing segregation and public disinvestment in Houston has made the Fountain View project such a big deal:
Charlie’s presentation with all of the maps is available for download as a PowerPoint or PDF.
More on Fountain View:
What’s behind the opposition to public housing in a high opportunity neighborhood in Houston?, 2/9/16
Houstonians should be angry about public housing – because of segregation, 2/23/16
Houston Chronicle editorial supports Fountain View proposal and fair housing, 2/29/16
Video: Anger over public housing in high opportunity Houston neighborhood, 3/14/16
The importance of speaking up for fair housing, 3/24/16
More of the same: Houston risks fair housing progress, adds to segregation, 5/19/16
Stirring call for fair housing in Houston Chronicle editorial, 8/7/16
How City actions perpetuate Houston’s housing segregation and violate civil rights, 12/16/16
Sweeping federal investigation finds City of Houston’s housing segregation violates Civil Rights Act, 1/18/17
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner rejects compliance with federal order to end segregation of government-subsidized housing, 1/29/17