For people experiencing homelessness in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, this summer’s heat wave has proven life-threatening for those still without shelter.
As the heat piles on renters this summer, here are some legal actions and tenant resources that are available for Houstonians.
Cuney Homes, Irvington Village and Kelly Village residents will hear details from Houston Housing Authority on receiving new AC window units.
The hottest neighborhoods in Houston this summer also have the least amount of air conditioning.
Urban Harvest offers fresh produce, dairy and meat at mobile markets, targeting Houston’s low-access supermarket areas.
A proposed revision of the regional haze rule, would limit sulfur dioxide emissions at six power plant stations in Texas, including WA Parish.
The city will have to find about $25 million to buy out and relocate nearby families. The mayor called on Union Pacific to help fund the effort.
Texas’ environmental regulator already has declared 18 high ozone days in Houston, and twice as many in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria region as 2022
Between 2011 and 2021, there were 42 work-related heat deaths in Texas – the most of any state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The tank farm fire burned three days, endangered surrounding Houston communities and polluted air and water with toxic fumes and petrochemical runoff.