Ben Carson claimed ‘people here illegally’ are keeping Houstonians from public housing. Here’s what he got wrong.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testifies at a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) After a Capitol Hill hearing with more than a few minutes devoted to a back-and-forth about whether a California congresswoman was asking about foreclosed properties or Oreo cookies,

Houston: See 5 Local Homes For Sale

(Realtor) HOUSTON, TX — Looking for a new home nearby, but tired of seeing the same old property listings again and again? With our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can stay on top of the scene. Below is a list of the five latest homes to hit the housing market in

Passco Grows Houston-Area Portfolio

The Grayson. Image courtesy of Passco Cos. Passco Cos. has acquired The Grayson, a 330-unit community in Spring, Texas. This is the first time the asset changed hands since Bridgeview Real Estate developed it in 2016, according to Yardi Matrix information. The buyer financed the acquisition through a loan arranged by KeyBank Real Estate Capital.

Multifamily Units Remain Competitive With Houston Home Sales

The multifamily market in Houston and other Texas cities (Shutterstock image) HOUSTON — Real estate is still a strong market in the Houston area, but the demand for more multifamily housing units is also still strong. According to Brad Dillman, chief economist with Cortland, the demand for multifamily homes in the form of condominiums and

Houston Ties With Dallas for Job Growth

The 282-unit Haven at Lakes of 610 Apartments is located at 8900 Lakes at 610 Dr. HOUSTON—Total nonfarm employment in the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3 million in January 2019, up 83,800 or 2.8%, from one year earlier, according to a recent report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the

Houston Lasik Vision Center Provides Lasik Surgery in Houston, TX

Houston, TX – Eye care and surgery requires expertise and professionalism to avoid complications, and as such, the services of experts such as Houston Lasik Vision Center is recommended. As the leading provider of eye care, treatment, and surgical services in Houston, TX, Houston Lasik Vision Center ensures that proper and due diligence along with

Houston to receive additional $100M in housing aid for Harvey recovery

Houston is set to receive $100 million in new federal housing aid, supplementing $1.17 billion in grant money already approved for the city’s Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. City Council on Wednesday approved the additional funds, which are flowing through the Texas General Land Office from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The extra grant

Houston council sets higher bar for firms seeking city subsidies

Companies seeking tax breaks from the city of Houston must give construction workers safety training, advertise jobs to ex-offenders in the city’s re-entry program, provide affordable housing if the project is a residential development, and try to hire workers from poor neighborhoods and the area around a project. The city council passed the new guidelines

Abbott criticizes Houston’s Harvey response

Gov. Greg Abbott blasted the city of Houston for its response to Hurricane Harvey Wednesday, critiquing what he described as a lack of sound financial planning and sluggish progress repairing flooded homes. The governor’s assessment, which he delivered in two terse letters Wednesday, was prompted by a request Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Ed

Houston To Light City Hall Red For Rockets Fever

HOUSTON, TX — With Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals kicking off Monday in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the City Hall lights will be illuminated in red on Sunday (May 13) and Monday to honor the Rockets. The city will soon release information about other possible dates. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events

Houston Rockets Game 5 Set For Wednesday, Tickets On Sale

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Rockets are guaranteed anther home game in the first round of the NBA playoffs, thanks to a 121-105 loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. The Rockets still lead the best-of-7 series 2-1. Game 4 will be Monday night in Minnesota. It will tip at 7 p.m. Texas time

5 Insanely Expensive Houston-Area Homes On The Market

HOUSTON, TX — There are big, beautiful houses, and then there are ridiculously absurd houses. Some of the homes for sale are freakishly large and wickedly expensive. Here at Patch, we teamed up with our partners at realtor.com to narrow down the top five most expensive homes in Houston. Winning a local lottery would be

Houston City Council Approves Flood Plain Construction Regs

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston City Council has approved new regulations to the city’s building code will affect future projects that are built in the 500 year flood plain. Mayor Sylvester Turner said the City Council’s approval of his flood protection reform proposals was a major step forward for protecting lives and property in any