Webinar: Preserving Affordable Housing in Harris County

November 16, 2021

Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Mary Lawler, Executive Director, Avenue CDC
Ralphine Caldwell, Executive Director, LISC Charlotte
Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

The discussion expanded 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 focused 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 discussed where investments can be made and what lessons can be learned from other cities.