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In the Houston area — like the rest of the country —a growing number of residents is struggling to afford housing.

The Kinder Institute estimates there are 215,000 to 435,000 households seeking affordable housing in Harris County, yet there are only 90,000 units in Harris County that involve some sort of subsidy. 
 
Throughout 2017, the Kinder Institute is conducting research, hosting events and producing reports that highlight the multiple angles of this complex issue. This page is intended to serve a hub that consolidates the Kinder Institute's resources related to this ever-important topic.
 

 

Houston and Harris County Housing Conversation

  • Agenda — Speakers and topics covered at our Feb. 17 event, sponsored by the Kinder Institute along with Houston Endowment, LISC, Corporation for Supportive Housing and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Glossary — Key terms used by advocates, governments and developers when discussing affordable housing policy.
  • Slide Presentation — Kinder Institute research that quantifies and maps the housing affordability gap in Greater Houston.
  • Final Report — A report synthesizing the major themes from the Houston and Harris County Housing Conversation.
  • Major Themes — A slide outlining the major themes taken from the Houston and Harris County Housing Conversation
 

Live Stream from Housing for All Panel Discussion

 
 

Housing for All Panel Discussion from Kinder Institute on Vimeo.

  • "Housing of Houston" Blog Posts — A new blog series from the Kinder Institute's Urban Edge blog, "Housing of Houston" explores stories of individuals searching for housing in Houston. New stories posted the second Monday of every month. 
  • Affordable Housing Blog Posts — News coverage and analysis from the Kinder Institute's Urban Edge blog about the latest developments in affordable housing policy.

Related Research 

Answering More Audience Questions

 
We got a lot of good questions from our audience at the Housing for All event. Web & Social Media Editor Glissette Santana sat down with Director of Strategic Partnerships Kyle Shelton to answer some questions we couldn't get to at the panel.

 

 

Answering More Questions from Housing for All Panel from Kinder Institute on Vimeo.