Katy, TX residents fight to keep low-income housing away

[NOTE: you can read my summary of the decade long fight over affordable housing in Katy, TX area here]

Another plan to put low income housing in Fort Bend County has drawn opposition from hundreds of residents. This time the people living in the Westheimer Lakes community want to stop two proposed low income projects. One developer says their project will help working people in the community.

I think we feel railroaded,” resident Chris Clark said.

“Think everybody’s the same. Nobody should be judge on the type of income they get,” resident Nick Digiacomo said.

“For them to change that to low-income housing really kinda feels like a stab in the back,” Westheimer Lakes resident Gayle Dots said.

Read remainder of the story at ABC13

Most residents of Westheimer Lakes oppose plans to build two low-income housing projects, including one for seniors, near their homes. Some residents say they think the projects will create traffic problems and potentially bring crime — things they moved to the suburbs to get away from.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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