Webinar: Preserving Affordable Housing in Harris County

Nov 16, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

This panel discussion focuses on how Houston can stem the loss of affordable housing amid rising land values and demand.

The discussion expands 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 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 also discuss where investments can be made and what lessons can be learned from other cities.

Panel Discussion

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

Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research (moderator)


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.

Photo: Blake Wheeler/Unsplash

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