In the news

Media coverage of Texas Housers in the past three years:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living on the edges: Life in the colonias of TexasAl 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

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

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

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

Where the Sidewalk EndsSojourners Magazine, 11/1/15

Texas Towns Push Back on Instant SlumsBloomberg Business, 10/15/15

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

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

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

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 ServiceShelterforce, 4/1/15

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

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

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

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

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 JerseyLos Angeles Times, 6/20/14


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

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

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

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

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

Holding Back the FloodTexas Observer, 2/11/16

The House Always WinsTexas Observer, 2/1/16

The Fight for Fair HousingTexas Observer, 8/4/15

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flash of GeniusAustin Monthly, 12/1/14

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


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

Corpus Christi

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

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

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

Dallas-Fort Worth

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

Banking on the PoorFort Worth Weekly, 3/4/15


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State sued over housing discrimination lawHouston 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 housingHouston Chronicle, 2/15/17

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

HUD: City’s subsidized housing procedures promote segregation, violate Civil Rights ActHouston 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

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

Odds are long for housing vouchersHouston Chronicle, 9/23/16

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

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

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

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

Questions raised over state’s deal with developer for public housingGalveston 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 growsHouston Chronicle, 5/25/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School crowding cited in fight over housing projectHouston 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 edgeHouston Chronicle, 2/19/16

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

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

Past felonies hinder housing searchHouston Chronicle, 10/29/15

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

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

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

Metro sells lot to county after public outcry over housing authority planHouston Chronicle, 4/23/15

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

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

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

City of extremesHouston Chronicle, 9/18/14

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

Rio Grande Valley

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

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

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

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

Demandan mejoras a sistema de drenajeEl Mañana de Reynosa, 1/17/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Antonio

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

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

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