For more than a decade, colonia leaders, organizers and Texas Housers have been pushing Hidalgo County to target program funds for colonias and subdivisions that have lacked street lighting and have long been left in […]
In episode 2, Demetria McCain of the Inclusive Communities Project talks about integration and people’s right to choose where to live. John and Christina discuss how private equity is changing homeownership and the real crisis at the border.
(Photo shows flooded yard in La Mesa colonia) Many Rio Grande Valley residents woke up with floodwater filling their homes the morning of June 21st after storms poured through the night. The Mid-Valley cities of […]
Photo: An informal housing settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which looks similar to the informal housing settlements or colonias along the Texas-Mexico border Regardless of what side of the world housing advocates work, the language […]
Discrimination is not always obvious in the Rio Grande Valley. But now Hidalgo County residents have a chance to weigh in on whether or not they have access and opportunity to live where they choose without facing unlawful […]
This piece originally ran as a column in The Monitor on June 25. For decades the State of Texas looked the other way while developers created colonias with no regard for resident services or safety. Then […]
This article originally ran on Neta, a bilingual multimedia platform based in the Rio Grande Valley where I am a staff content creator, and is reprinted here with permission and some changes. The Donna Reservoir and […]