- Hines’s Downtown Tower 609 Main Signs First Energy Tenant [HBJ ($)]
- Avera Cos. Acquires 40 Acres in the TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park Near Baytown for Vinmar Distribution Facility [Realty News Report]
- Land Tejas Names Builders in West Lake Houston Development Etteridge [Houston Chronicle]
- The Zip Codes in Harris County That Face the Most Evictions in Court [The Urban Edge]
- Greater Houston Area Added 41,900 Jobs Over Past Year, According to the Texas Workforce Commission [Houston Public Media]
- Houston Ranks No. 9 in the U.S. for Startup Activity, Down 3 Spots from Last Year [HBJ]
- Galveston Bay Action Network App Lets People Report Pollution in Galveston Bay [Houston Public Media; previously on Swamplot]
- Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Southeast Texas, Including Houston Area, Until 1 p.m. Today [Houston Chronicle]
Photo of the KPRC demo: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
I’m glad to see Matthew Desmond is taking the research he started in Milwaukee, national. I think what really gets lost in a lot of housing advocacy, is the boots-on-the-ground study of how housing policies and practices affect individuals’ lives – and that’s exactly what Desmond focuses on.
His book, “Evicted” – Poverty and Profit in the American City” is well worth a read.
the line running right though the middle of the city is amazing. One side is the least evictions, and you cross a single line (288?) and you have the highest.
As a property owner with properties right near the ‘border’ on both sides, I can say this is accurate. Finding tenants that you don’t have to kick out after a few months on the bad side of the tracks is hard. Yet on the other side, it’s no problem.
What’s also interesting is we can charge $550 for a 1 bedroom and have it hard to rent, but 1/2 mile away on the other side, we can have a $850 studio that rents all day long no problem. Again, not talking about two properties across town from each other. But rather less than a mile apart.