Join Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research for a panel discussion on how Houston can stem the loss of affordable housing amid rising land values and demand.


The discussion will expand on the report, “Preserving Affordable Housing in Harris County,” which examines the role of subsidized and unsubsidized affordable housing — and efforts to preserve both.

Panelists will focus on “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing” or NOAH — properties that charge rents considered affordable without public subsidies. This supply is most at risk of becoming unaffordable through market forces or unlivable through deferred maintenance.

Panelists will also discuss where investments can be made and what lessons can be learned from other cities.


Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research


Ralphine Caldwell, Executive Director, LISC Charlotte

Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture


The report and webinar are made possible with lead funding from JPMorgan Chase & Co. This program is eligible for 1 CM credit from the American Planning Association.