One of the many communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Northeast Houston’s recovery has been slow. But one community fair that sought to flip the top-down recovery script offered hope.

It is an early Saturday morning in September and Jazmin Negrete and her younger sister are patiently waiting in line. In two and half hours, the doors of Hilliard Elementary will open.  By then, over 100 individuals are standing in line outside. Some even brought their own lawn chairs and umbrellas to ease the wait in the hot, humid summer morning. Inside, a community fair aimed at helping residents affected by Hurricane Harvey offers an opportunity for them to receive food, medical, transportation and housing assistance…


The Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Juan Antonio Sorto | OCTOBER 22, 2018, 6:00 AM
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