Houston lays out plan to spend $1b in Harvey housing recovery aid

Houston lays out plan to spend $1b in Harvey housing recovery aid

Houston officials plan to invest $600 million in repairing or building single-family homes and $375 million to fix or construct apartments, according to a draft document outlining how the city intends to spend the first long-term federal housing aid headed this way after Hurricane Harvey. The draft action plan is a key procedural step in the city’s effort to draw on $1.15 billion in federal housing aid, part of the $5 billion allocated to Texas…

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Houston Area Real Estate: Find Your Next Home

Houston Area Real Estate: Find Your Next Home

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston area is among the most diverse communities in the United States, and so is the real estate market. There are hundreds of great listings to suit anyone, from the traditional suburban style to the ultra urban look. If you’re ready for a new home, andyou already know which part of Houston suits you or you know where you’ve always wanted to be, then the pros at realtor.com are ready to…

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365 Connect to Deliver What’s Next in Technology Innovation at TAA Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas

365 Connect to Deliver What’s Next in Technology Innovation at TAA Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas

NEW ORLEANS, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company will participate in the Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo. The conference takes place from April 25 – 27, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Providing technology solutions for multifamily housing communities across the nation, 365 Connect will demonstrate its revolutionary Resident Lifecycle…

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Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

Thousands of people still need help as they continue living either in hotels or in damaged homes, said Mayor Sylvester Turner. He praised local efforts, including from nonprofit groups and residents, saying they’ve filled in some of the gaps as the city awaits additional state and federal funding for recovery efforts. “While we acknowledge that we are making progress, we also want to be very clear the recovery is not happening fast enough for any…

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New report reveals extensive deficiencies in Houston’s apartment safety standards

New report reveals extensive deficiencies in Houston’s apartment safety standards

HOUSTON – The University of Texas School of Law released a scathing report Tuesday outlining what it says are serious deficiencies in how the city of Houston deals with dangerous apartment conditions. The study examined code enforcement, health and fire inspection records and 311 logs for 10 Sunnyside-area apartment complexes, but say the problem is citywide. 12 ways to improve security at your apartment Out of Order: Houston’s Dangerous Apartment Epidemic Here’s a look at…

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Texas substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting, filming sleeping student

Texas substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting, filming sleeping student

A substitute teacher at Houston-area school district is accused of giving a student alcohol and sexually assaulting the teen while he slept. Manuel Gamboa Manuel Gamboa, 35, was a substitute at Dekaney High School in Spring ISD. He was arrested Thursday and has been charged with sexual assault and improper relationship with a student. The student said that Gamboa offered him beer in June 2017 and told him he could spend the night at Gamboa’s…

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Real Estate: Houston’s hottest neighborhoods

Real Estate: Houston’s hottest neighborhoods

HOUSTON — Real estate website Zillow has its list of the top 10 hottest housing markets for 2018, and while Houston doesn’t make the cut, the study does provide a sneak peek at which H-Town neighborhoods are likely to see a surge in popularity this coming year. The Greater Third Ward takes the top spot, with an anticipated 6.8 percent increase in home value appreciation. It’s followed by Spring Branch East (4.4 percent), Hidden Valley…

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