Questions about conflicts of interest and motives cloud a $77 million city housing deal
Real estate consultant Williams continues to serve two masters
Fourth Ward residents are left with a harsh reality
Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections
Troubled youngster succumbs on steps of Public Trough
Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000
The clock is ticking on Houston Renaissance and its inability to do much of anything with the grants and loans it has been given
Secrecy and lack of oversight plague housing programs
Real people are being evicted from the Fourth Ward. And real people are responsible for their plight.
Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?
Houston Renaissance still hasn't secured private financing to redevelop the Fourth Ward, and its time may be running out
A federal audit suggests the Lanier administration gave a sweetheart deal to one of the mayor's buddies -- then failed to ensure that taxpayers' money was properly spent.
Julio Laguarta makes a Fourth Ward purchase from a bankruptcy creditor and business partner
A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?
Why let a few conflicts of interest get in the way of a grand redevelopment scheme?
Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.
From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight
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