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Houston Area Urban League: Solving the Housing Crisis Starts with Solving the Income Crisis

Houston Area Urban League: Solving the Housing Crisis Starts with Solving the Income Crisis

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe city of Houston is in a housing crisis, according to Tom McCasland, director of the City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD).

He explains why. And then we hear from one of the many nonprofits the city partners with to address this issue — the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL). Next year, the organization turns 50.

It provides social services for African Americans and other minorities, including workforce development, healthcare, financial literacy and affordable housing.

The organization’s president and CEO, Judson Robinson III, explains some of the challenges Houston minorities face in finding and maintaining affordable housing and how his organization works to help them.

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