STOP LAKE HOUSTON HOUSING PROJECT

The purpose of this fundraiser is to generate the money as a community to hire legal council to expedite the fight agains HCHA. We have done an amazing job showing up at meetings, however, we are running low on time and need to really fight!

Give like your property values and local school overcrowding depend on it!

NOTE: All funds will ONLY be used for the benefit of the West Lake Houston Community. Fundraiser will immediately be stopped upon the end of the movement. Any excess funds will be donated to a charity of group choice and communicated to all supporters.

Overview of what’s happening and why we are fighting it:
 
Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA), in cooperation with Harris County Community Services Dept, and Harris County Engineering special projects division, have proposed and are moving forward with the planning and development of a mixed-use, mixed-income housing project called “The View at Lake Houston”, on 90 acres along the east side of W. Lake Houston Parkway, north of Lakewood Pines, and south of Lakeshore subdivisions. “Mixed-Income” is a term used to mask “Low-Income” housing, and is not good for the existing residents and communities near this project for a number of reasons.

The project plan presented by HCHA and Harris County Engineering included mostly low-income housing of more apartments and rental units, which would not pay any property or school taxes, but would burden the Humble ISD with adding to already crowded classrooms, over-capacity in most of the Humble ISD Schools, and require law enforcement protection, fire, and emergency services, while not contributing to any taxes for these services. The result is strained public services stretched out too thin with no additional tax revenue to offset the demands of service required.

Harris County Engineering is working to develop a portion of the northern site plan, approximately 26 acres, for a new “Subsidized Housing Program” that is being financed by Harris County Commissioners Court, for 56 new Subsidized homes, that would be sold to buyers who qualify for these subsidies offered through state or federal assistance. There are no defined restrictions for buyers that purchase these subsidized homes, number of occupants per home, number of cars parked at each home, or other deed restrictions which protect home values, and long-term maintenance of the community.
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Fundraising team (3)

Lake Houston Community 
Organizer
Raised $620 from 10 donations
Houston, TX
Todd Womack 
Beneficiary
Shawn Camfield 
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations