Category: Galveston

Month in Review: August, 2012: Part 2, Chasing the green

12 October, 2012 (09:20) | Boston, Capital markets, China, Galveston, India, informality, Municipal bankruptcy, New York City, Non-Profits, NYCHA, Public housing, Redevelopment, Remittances, Subprime, Vouchers, Workouts |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   [Previous Months in Review available here: Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12, Apr 12, Mar 12, Feb 12, Jan 12.]   By:David A. Smith   Remember how much good there is in us   Yesterday’s review of August’s posts picked out those looking at browned-out urban environments from Newark […]

Month in Review: August, 2012: Part 1, Upgrading the brown

11 October, 2012 (15:04) | Boston, Capital markets, China, Galveston, India, informality, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, New York City, Non-Profits, NYCHA, Public housing, Redevelopment, Remittances, Subprime, Vouchers, Workouts |

[Previous Months in Review available here: July 12, Jun 12, May 12, Apr 12, Mar 12, Feb 12, Jan 12.]   By:David A. Smith   Remember how much good there is in us   Amid all the gloomy economic news, it’s pleasing now and then to lead with an urban revival story that is both […]

Being vouchered off the island? Part 4, the tribe has spoken

10 August, 2012 (10:05) | Cities, Disasters, elections, Galveston, HUD, Local issues, NIMBY, portability, Public housing, Regulation, Section 8, Subsidy, US News, Vouchers | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By:David A. Smith   As the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Ike approached, with the Galveston Housing Authority having decided to partner with a private developer (McCormack Baron) to rebuild a brand-new HOPE VI development on the site where stood four public housing […]

Being vouchered off the island? Part 3, tribal council

9 August, 2012 (10:05) | Cities, Disasters, elections, Galveston, HUD, Local issues, NIMBY, portability, Public housing, Regulation, Section 8, Subsidy, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By:David A. Smith   As we saw in Part 1 and Part 2, three and a half years after Hurricane Ike totaled four Galveston public housing properties, only forty homes had been rebuilt, and the housing authority had given up on two issues.    Family […]

Being vouchered off the island? Part 2, immunity idol

8 August, 2012 (09:57) | Cities, Disasters, elections, Galveston, HUD, Local issues, NIMBY, portability, Public housing, Regulation, Section 8, Subsidy, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, looking at Galveston’s fight over whether to rebuild its Ike-totaled public housing or to convert to mixed-income or even to potable vouchers, looked back a year, to when the Galveston Housing Authority gave up trying to be its own redeveloper and formed a […]