Houston Approves Midtown Affordable Housing Project Despite Concerns About Developer

A new affordable housing project for homeless individuals is moving forward in Midtown after the Houston City Council approved a $18.7 million loan agreement at its Aug. 24 meeting.

A new affordable housing project for homeless individuals is moving forward in Midtown after the Houston City Council approved a $18.7 million loan agreement at its Aug. 24 meeting.

However, some council members said they are concerned about the project’s developer, which has come under scrutiny following a string of resident complaints at another area community.

The loan funds were made possible through Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grants designed to help cities recover affordable housing projects that were lost during the 2017 floods. The project at 3300 Caroline St. will feature 149 apartments and shared space for supportive programs and office space. It will be built through a partnership between the nonprofit Magnificat Houses and the NHP Foundation, a New York City-based company that works to preserve affordable housing. Click to read more at www.communityimpact.com.