Houston residents will have a lasting impact in shaping the future of region as the City asks the people how they wish to see federal funds allocated for Harvey recovery. We have worked with the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) to create resources for individuals to learn about specific issues including flooding, the disaster recovery process, housing and gentrification. We hope that these modules will help people provide informed feedback at community meetings, support community organizing efforts, and empower them to have engaged conversations with local officials and experts. These educational resources will help locals understand the details regarding these issues and the systems in which these issues exist. We have been meeting with residents, TOP, and the City to pinpoint neighborhoods' specific struggles before and after Harvey.
Summaries of each module can be found below. Click the image to access the content of each module through [bc]'s People's Design Library.
This module explores the causes of flooding, how rain water is managed at different scales, and what residents of Houston and Harris County should be aware of in regards to flooding post-Harvey.
This module investigates the factors that shape housing affordability, who is responsible, and ways you can advocate for more choices in Houston’s housing market.
This module explores the impacts of gentrification, anti-displacement strategies, and responsibilities of preserving housing affordability and community identity in Houston.
This module explores the stages of recovery, types of recovery housing, and who is involved in the disaster response and recovery process.