About The Home Coalition

HOUSTON RISING is a diverse coalition of community-based organizations in Texas. Our shared mission is to make Houston stronger, more resilient, and more equitable in the long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

We know that storms like Harvey hit hardest for people of color, immigrants, low-income families, and low-wage workers. These communities have an important and powerful voice in how the city makes choices about its future.

Our focus is on long-term recovery and making sure that federal, state, and philanthropic funds serve communities in Houston most affected by natural disasters.


“We are attempting to fulfill our national purpose, to create and sustain a society in which all of us are equal”

BARBARA JORDAN

OUR VISION

Housing

Safe, secure, and dignified housing

for all.

Jobs

Living wage, worker protections, and non-discrimination.

Environment

Fundamental right to community governed resources, clean air, land, water, and food.

Disaster Preparedness

Flood mitigation, community resources, accessible rescue and recovery.

Press Releases

October 30, 2018: Longtime Disaster Recovery Advocate Named Executive Director of HOME Coalition

November 9, 2018: HOUSTON CHRONICLE:  Houston’s Harvey recovery contracts face questions, delays as $1B in aid looms

November 16, 2018: Harvey Neighborhood Rescue Team Recognized For Rescuing Survivors From Their Homes Amid Rising Flood Water

November 29, 2018: Rebuilding Advocates Statement on Recovery Czar Transition

December 31, 2018: Houston Organizing Coalition Lays Groundwork for 2019

January 4, 2019: More than a year later, FEMA’s Harvey home repair programs made few fixes

January 29, 2019: ADVOCACY GROUP REVEALS REPORT ON HARVEY RECOVERY FOR IMMIGRANTS WITH DISABILITIES

January 31, 2019: ICYMI: Houston Must Distribute Harvey Funds Strategically

February 1, 2019:NEW REPORT: Immigrants with Disabilities Lack Access, City and Federal Government Must Act

February 1, 2019:  Houston Community and Labor Advocates Will Remain Vigilant

February 7, 2019: Mayor Turner Names Houston’s Climate Action Committee

March 1, 2019: Longtime Disaster Advocate Calls on Congress Address Bold Recovery Solutions

Members

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