Working Groups: Housing
Community driven action.
Texas' answer to affordable housing has long resulted in the creation of hundreds of low-income communities in the region known as "colonias", or, alternatively, (ironically) as "model subdivisions."
Residents of these communities suffer from a plague of infrastructure issues--flooding, inferior roads, lack of access to transportation or other services, and a lack of police and fire protection. After eight years of organizing, the group counts upon more than 50 community-based and community-service groups in a collaboration to change this face of the Rio Grande Valley.