In the news

Media coverage of Texas Housers in recent years:

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


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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