Kinder Institute for Urban Research presents Preserving Affordable Housing in Harris County
Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research will host a panel discussion on how Houston can stem the loss of affordable housing amid rising land values and demand. The discussion will expand on the forthcoming report, “Housing Preservation in Harris County,” which examines the role of subsidized and unsubsidized affordable housing — and efforts to preserve both — in Harris County.
Panelists will focus 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 will also discuss where investments can be made and what lessons can be learned from other cities.