At CCPPI, every person deserves access to a safe, clean, reliable, and affordable place to live. Unfortunately, the basic standard of housing is often unmet for communities of color, creating conditions hazardous to quality of life, well-being, and health and slowing progress for economic growth.
Our affordable housing areas of focus. We work to:
- Increase the number of individuals and families who own safe, affordable housing through our work implementing the Southeast Affordable Housing Plan with the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and affordable housing developers.
- Advocate for an equitable tax system that allows Black & Latinx homeowners long-term affordability and home ownership.
- Prevent residents in Houston & across the state of Texas from experiencing eviction by advocating at the local, state, and national levels for rental assistance and right to counsel, best practices in the eviction court system, and educating tenants about their rights, resources, and organizing power.
Take Action for Affordable Housing:
The National Low Income Housing Coalition hosts weekly calls for housing advocates, community members, stakeholders, local leaders, and more to learn how to advance long-term solutions to end the housing crisis and achieve housing justice.
Click here to join the NLIHC Weekly Calls!
The Houston Housing Collaborative (HHC) is a membership organization that advocates for Houston area residents by promoting the development of an equitable housing plan. HHC aims to be a driving force for an affordable housing production environment that supports maintaining home quality, the option of staying in place, expanding resources and opportunities for new affordable homes, preserving land access/use, and sustaining economic vitality for households and communities.
Click here to join HHC!
The Houston Eviction Solidarity Network (HESN) works to support tenants facing eviction by reducing the shame and stigma associated with evictions, conducting court watch to ensure judges treat those facing eviction fairly, and humanizing a complex, systemic problem by uplifting tenant stories.
Click here to join the HESN!
Read our Affordable Housing Policy Briefs here:
- The Rent Eats First
- We Need Permanent Rental Assistance - Support the Stable Families Act
- Housing, Not Highways
- Racism in the Homebuying Process - a new brief by CCPPI & IUPRA
- Texas Black Caucus Foundation Highlights Impacts of Exclusionary Housing Policy
- Low-Income Renters Need Urgent Help
- We Need Rental Assistance, Not Just Emergency Rental Assistance
- Housing First: Ending Homelessness & Benefiting the Economy
- Evictions Keep Voters from the Ballot Box
- “Build Back Better Act - Historic Affordable Housing Investment at Risk!
- House Approves Build Back Better Act! An Important Step Forward...
- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Stable, Affordable Housing for Survivors is Key to Long-Term Safety & Stability
- Take Action for Housing for ALL Today
- Millions Of Renters At Risk Of Eviction After The Supreme Court Lifts Moratorium
- Millions Face Eviction, Housing Remains Out Of Reach, & More...
- Challenges for Renters Persist in Harris County...
- $318 Billion for Affordable Housing...#HousingISInfrastructure Update
- Housing IS Infrastructure
- Housing is Healthcare
- Support is Coming - Houston/Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Begins
- COVID-19 & Evictions: You Can’t Quarantine Safely from Home if you Don’t Have a Home
- Housing is a Civil Right: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
Click here for Affordable Housing Resources
AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE
Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) contracts with Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (CCPPI) to implement the Midtown Affordable Housing Plan, which introduced the Southeast Houston Affordable Housing Initiative. This appellation reflects the fact that the land that MRA has purchased for the development of affordable housing is in Southeast Houston versus in Midtown. MRA-owned land is conveyed to affordable housing developers at no or nominal cost and this form of subsidy makes it possible to reduce housing costs for the low-moderate income households that are targeted by the Southeast Housing Affordable Housing Initiative.
The local shortage of affordable housing, exacerbated by storm disasters, has been well documented. The initiatives undertaken by CCPPI and MRA under auspices of the Southeast Houston Affordable Housing Initiative have already increased the supply of quality housing that is affordable for low-moderate income households by thousands of units (when cash grants are taken into consideration). And the capacity exists for a similar number of units to be constructed in the future. There is no known precedent for the Southeast Houston Affordable Housing Initiative in the nation.
Upcoming "For-Sale" Initiative
The Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement are in discussions with the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department to seek infrastructure and other development cost subsidies for the construction of 200-plus units of affordable for-sale housing in the Greater Third Ward OST/South Union communities. These homes will be made available for sale to low-moderate income families in the Area Media Income (AMI) ranges from below 90% AMI to 120% AMI.
Watch the short video below explaining the Affordable Housing Initiative:
Program Information and Q&A:
How Midtown Houston is closing the affordable housing gap
Make 2022 the Year You Go from Renting to Owning
How Can I Qualify to Buy an Affordable Home
Midtown Redefines How Affordable Housing Needs are Met
Homeownership is within reach even if there are credit issues
One Emancipation Center: A Place to Gather, Do Business and Develop Affordable Housing
Houston’s Third Ward, a Tale of Then and Now
Midtown Houston’s 25-year Track Record of Maintaining Housing Affordability in Houston’s Inner City
Midtown Houston Helps To Support Senior Living Affordable Housing
500 Affordable Homes Built, 500 More Planned in Central Houston
Nation’s Largest LGBTQ Seniors Housing Center Opens In Houston
Midtown Addresses Houston Affordable Housing Crisis
Frequently Asked Questions: 100 Homes Initiative
Midtown Houston Announces 100 Homes Initiative
Midtown Houston Prioritizes Affordable Housing to Create Equitable Housing Opportunities
Groundbreaking Event for Emancipation Center, A Third Ward Affordable Housing Operations Center
Part 6: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward
Part 5: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward
Part 4: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward
Part 3: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward
Part 2: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward
Part 1: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward