Low Income Apartments
A low income housing community is proposed to be built at U.S. Interstate 45 between Ennis Street and Velasco Street in Houston, TX.
We urge the Texas State Senator and Representative, City Councilman & the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to reject the proposal of constructing the low income apartment project. This proposal will create an undue hardship and burdens on our county, city, community, school district and families.
1. SCHOOL: Overcrowded school system contributes to a decrease in HISD Test Results, and Federal Adequate Yearly Progress Results (No Child Left Behind). HISD exceeds the States recommended class size. School Size influences the types of academic programs or activities that the school can offer and Course Size influences the one-on-one attention that teachers provide to students and the level of classroom discipline.
2. GROWTH IN COMMUNITY: The local community has evolved in recent years. Constructing low income housing into one subdivision means the neighborhood would not be able to continue that evolution due to the large number of low income families. Absentee landlords do not have a vested interest in their property as long as the tenants are paying their rent which has resulted in drugs, trash, noise and substandard housing.
3. CRIME/INSURANCE: Increases in crime & drug ratios within the community may result in higher insurance costs for households.
4. PROPERTY VALUE: May impact Residential Property value.
We, the homeowners of Leeland Gardens Community Association, Inc., ask that the proposed development of the "low income housing community," to be located at U.S. 45 between Velasco St. & Ennis St. in Houston, TX to be terminated.
We, the homeowners of Leeland Gardens Community Association, Inc., do not wish to have this type of community built within our local community.