Placed in the Discard Pile

About to be booted from the Fourth Ward, poor people are being told they are too poor to qualify for public housing in Houston

"If you're going to have people living on minimum wage," says Earl Hatcher of the Housing Corporation of Greater Houston, "we are duty-bound to try and create a decent, affordable place for them to live. Everybody has to have housing. Whether that's realistic or a pipe dream, I don't know."

Ernest Etuk: Credit checks are just "one of the areas" HACH considers when screening applicants.
George Hixson
Ernest Etuk: Credit checks are just "one of the areas" HACH considers when screening applicants.

E-mail Brian Wallstin at brian_wallstin@houstonpress.com.

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