Amid Its War on Fair Housing Protections, HUD Takes a Rare Aggressive Action Against Los Angeles
HUD reached a deal with Los Angeles to improve disability access, but has left other discrimination cases unaddressed.
How Houston Has Virtually Ended Homelessness Among Veterans
Can the city's model work for chronic homelessness, in Houston and beyond?
A Newly Proposed EPA Deregulation Would Quash Any Hope of Protecting What's Left of America's Wetlands
An EPA rollback of Obama-era water protections could be particularly harmful to places like Harris County, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
What Have We Learned in the Year Since Hurricane Harvey?
One year after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, researchers are just beginning to understand what went wrong.
A Developer Wants to Build Hundreds of Homes in a Houston Floodplain
The Houston City Council approved a developer's plan to build hundreds of homes in a floodplain. But future flooding is all but inevitable.
Harris County Officials Failed to Implement Their Own Disaster Plan After Hurricane Harvey
Much of the blame for the poor response to the disaster fell on the Red Cross, but Houston-area officials are not exempt from responsibility.
How Urbanism Can Help Houston Recover From Hurricane Harvey
Here are three policies that officials should adopt to help the sprawling city keep housing affordable after a terrible storm.
After Harvey, Houston Hopes to Finally Convince Congress to Fund a Coastal Barrier
Mayor Sylvester Turner gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge.
Inside the Organization Helping Immigrant Communities Survive Hurricane Harvey
More than one in five Houstonians don't speak English very well. When it comes to recent immigrants, community organizations are critical to disaster response.
Could Houston's Largest Dams Crumble Under the Flooding From Hurricane Harvey?
The infrastructural failure could release a torrent of water into portions of the city that are already submerged—including downtown.
Trump Rolled Back the Country's Best Flood Protection Standards Two Weeks Before Harvey
A little-noticed executive action removed rules that would have held new infrastructure projects to a higher storm-proofing standard.