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Access to Opportunity: Affordable Housing + Affordable Transportation – EVENT POSTPONED

Due to the response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we along with our partners at the Kinder Institute, have decided to postpone this event. We will continue to monitor national and local guidelines and recommendations related to COVID-19 and will update you when, and if, it is feasible to reschedule the event. The Nexus [...]

2020-03-13T18:20:03+00:00February 27th, 2020|

Climate change summit teaches students what’s at stake

V. P. Wright raised her voice and gesticulated, her tight blonde curls bouncing under a black fedora as she explained how environmental disasters like the Flint, Michigan, water crisis have disproportionately impacted marginalized communities. Speaking to a group of students and environmental activists Saturday, Wright went on to explain the concept of epigenetics, how [...]

2020-02-24T21:58:41+00:00February 24th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s comments on Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development ordinance amendments

LINK Houston submitted formal comments on the proposed Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development ordinance amendments to the City of Houston. We hope the comments are addressed, as we believe the recommendations will enable the City of Houston to improve outcomes for people and communities equitably through better streets and transit supportive environments. Please read [...]

2020-02-19T19:24:59+00:00February 19th, 2020|

This Family Survived an African Refugee Camp. Their New Challenge: Surviving Houston Without a Car.

One of the Bayou City’s biggest immigrant gateways, southwest Houston, is a dangerous and daunting place for pedestrians. Until January, Merci Madilu and his older brother, Espoir, had spent most of their existence in a refugee camp in the landlocked Central African nation of Burundi, where they shared a one-room, mud-walled shelter with their [...]

2020-02-10T23:04:33+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

On February 7, 2020 LINK Houston submitted comments regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Draft Community Impacts Assessment (CIA) and Draft Cumulative Impacts Technical Report (CITR) of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Please read the full letter here: LINK Houston Comments on TxDOT NHHIP Technical Reports from December 2019 LINK Houston [...]

2020-02-10T22:55:40+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Adjustments to TxDot’s I-45 project to be unveiled by city planners

HOUSTON – Houston City Planners are set to unveil their recommendations to segment three of TxDot’s North Houston High Improvement Project during a community workshop Thursday night. This marks the second series of workshops where concerned residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about the design. The first workshop will be held [...]

2020-02-10T22:50:37+00:00February 10th, 2020|

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO CALL ON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TO HOLD TXDOT ACCOUNTABLE ON THE PROPOSED I-45 EXPANSION

(HOUSTON, TX) - LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, as well as other members of the Make I-45 Better Coalition and Stop TxDOT I-45, will join concerned residents to address City Council on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. The speakers will urge Mayor Sylvester Turner to provide greater clarity on his criteria for continuing [...]

2020-01-27T16:05:14+00:00January 27th, 2020|

TxDOT Does Not Get to Dictate Our Vision for Houston

We need you in our advocacy efforts January 23-February 3! The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is nearing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The state agency recently released updated technical reports, which are open for public comment [...]

2020-01-23T17:27:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|