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HISD denies work to local black architecture firms

197 Signatures Goal: 5,000

OnNovember 6, 2012, Houston voters passed a $1.89 billion bond to rebuild HISD schools; the largest and most historic construction effort in the history of the agency. While the district serves over 27% African American students, only 2% of design fees awarded thus far have gone to local architectural firms owned solely by African Americans. No local black firms have even been invited to interview for the four black high schools that have been awarded.

HISD administration has completely ignored efforts to discuss this matter and has made no effort to issue a direct response to the concerns raised by the community.

Show your support for the future of minorityowned businessesand the professional future of African-Americans in Houston by signing this petition and contacting your board member, community leaders, neighbors and friends for their support.

To learn more about this issue, click the links to the right of this message.

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National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)- Houston Chapter

Links

HISD Bond concerns in the news...

Forward Times (6/12/13)

A $1.89 BILLION ARCHITECTURAL HEIST?

ABC 13 News (6/7/13)

ARCHITECTS UPSET OVER HISD NOT AWARDING...

 

Houston Press (6/3/13)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARCHITECTS CHARGE "GRAVE CONCERNS..."


 

 

 

 

 


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