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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Group to Release Update on Homeless Population

    Houston's homeless problem has been considered in decline for a couple of years running. At least the stronghold that is downtown is reportedly showing a thinning of the homeless population. With around 8,000 homeless people living on the streets, it's still hard to tell if that's the case. Read: ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010

    Corporate Takeover

    The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools.

  • Film

    December 3, 2009

    Merry Pranksters

    The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Moratorium Is Over, So Foreclosures Spike Locally

    Photo by Paul KnightHarris County is seeing the result of failed government efforts to fix the housing crisis by issuing 90-day moratoriums on foreclosures.July was the worst month for foreclosures in the county since the savings and loan debacle, just 73 properties short of the record month -- Octo ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    Houston's Working Class Gets Bumped into Homelessness and Poverty by the Crashing Economy

    An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Silver Lining Huh?

    The U.S. Housing and urban Development Department has announced it won’t allow anyone to be foreclosed upon if they live in the areas affected by Hurricane Ike – at least not for now. HUD Secretary Steve Preston announced today that his agency will send disaster assistance of the sort that prov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Priscilla Slade and the TSU Three

    Spurred on by a fellow student's death, Oliver Brown, William Hudson and Justin Jordan ran a gauntlet on their way to bring down a president

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Diary of a Mad Man

    Exploring the rights and wrongs of independent life for the mentally ill

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Wait Your Turn

    Living with lead paint? The city will tell you...eventually

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Losing Ugly

    Remember when we praised City Hall? Forget it.

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    System Failure

    Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Winning Ugly

    Don't ask how, but the city made a good move

  • News

    January 13, 2005
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Lead Astray

    Inspectors are fined after the Press uncovers faulty reports on low-income housing

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Caring for Clairice

    A naked woman's traffic death rekindles concerns about Shed

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Fixer-Upper Downer

    HUD hammers the city for botched house repairs for seniors and the disabled

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Dead End

    Downtown redevelopment and economic doldrums are taking Houstons homeless into even harder times

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Event That No One Thought Would Ever Happen

    Opening of the Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Turnstyled and Junkpiled

    The strange, savage and sweet life of Mickey Dunlap

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Downing

    Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Broken Promises

    Fourth Ward residents are left with a harsh reality

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    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

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Allen Parkway Village: The Movie

    For a local filmmaker, the struggle continues

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Hosing Housing

    HUD auditors find conflicts and abuses in Houston's affordable-homes program

  • News

    December 3, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Abatement by Any Other Name...

    A Heights mother tries to get the lead out

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Castles for Welfare Kings

    Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    No Account

    Secrecy and lack of oversight plague housing programs

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Cuidado Cuidado

    The city's mortgage-assistance program has placed Hispanic homebuyers in a potentially dangerous situation, right in their own homes

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    No Shame

    Real people are being evicted from the Fourth Ward. And real people are responsible for their plight.

  • News

    July 31, 1997

    Fourth Ward or Bust

    Houston Renaissance still hasn't secured private financing to redevelop the Fourth Ward, and its time may be running out

  • News

    July 24, 1997

    A Neighborhood Divided

    In the Heights, a gate blocks Dian Street, separating the haves from the have-lesses, whites from Hispanics and once, an ambulance from an emergency. Three years after the city erected the "traffic calming" measure, how you feel about it still depends on

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Holistic Touch

    Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.

  • News

    June 26, 1997
  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Between Friends

    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.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Shadow Over Texas City

    Petrochemical plants and refineries are the lifeblood of Texas City's economy. But for Hester Joiner and her neighbors, all they've provided are foul odors, property damage and mysterious ailments.

  • News

    May 29, 1997
  • News

    April 24, 1997

    "A Flaky Deal"

    To snare a federal grant, the city of Houston overstated the extent of lead poisoning among children in poor neighborhoods. But now that it's got the money, the city can't figure out how to help those who need it most

  • News

    January 30, 1997

    The Great Land Grab

    A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Incubating Problems

    The Palm Center was supposed to give small businesses a helping hand. But some businessowners say it's only given them grief.

  • News

    June 20, 1996
  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Lenwood Johnson's Last Stand

    APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.

  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Houston's Housing

    For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.

  • News

    July 20, 1995

    Third Ward Rising

    One of Houston's most venerable communities is set for redevelopment. Before that happens, though, perhaps one question needs to be answered: Whose community?

  • News

    June 8, 1995
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    September 29, 1994

    Scary Tales from the Tapes

    Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik

  • News

    December 23, 1993

    Once More Unto the Village, Dear Friends, Once More!

    On location with Henry G., Henry C. and Mayorbob

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Was This Disaster Necessary?

    A citizen at Allen Parkway Village

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