Alief Westwood Housing

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Welcome!

The following actions will improve housing in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Quality housing development

-Safe housing


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Welcome!

The following actions will improve housing in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Quality housing development

-Safe housing


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

Be sure to register in order to participate in the discussion.


Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!

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  • GOAL: Quality Housing Development

    3 months ago
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    Develop new single-family housing

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of single-family homes at a variety of price points, target areas include near schools, shopping, transit, and other community amenities

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

    City: Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Area Developers | Role: Implement


    Advocate for the development of higher density housing for young professionals 

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify partners, sites, and strategies to build new townhouse or condominium projects outside of flood risk areas and near job centers, schools, and public transit, target areas include along Beechnut, Bissonnet, and Wilcrest

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize, Advocate   

    City: Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Area Developers, TIRZ #20 | Role: Support, Implement


    Advocate for and develop supportive housing  

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for and attract safe and high-quality supportive housing developments to serve vulnerable populations, including seniors, those struggling with homelessness, or poverty; Provide support services in coordination with new affordable housing projects 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support

    City: Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: New Hope Housing, Mayor’s Office of Homeless Initiatives, Community Housing Development Organizations, International District, TIRZ #20 | Role: Support

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  • GOAL: Safe Housing

    3 months ago
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    Address unsafe multi-family and single-family housing  

    • ACTION STEPS: Outreach to area rental property owners and provide information on the annual multi-family construction and rehabilitation funding provided through the Housing and Community Development Department with the goals of ensuring proper maintenance of properties and maintaining affordability 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Planning and Development Department, Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Area Rental Property Owners | Role: Implement 


    Advocate and organize for renters’ rights   

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop a tenant rights program to advocate for and hold landlords accountable for maintaining safe multi-family complexes 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Outreach, Advocate

    City: Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Area Tenants, ARA Inspections and Public Services | Role: Support, Implement
     

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