Recently developed project, Gulf Coast Arms featured in Rice University study.
In Texas, there are three primary elements used to identify “high-opportunity areas” for building affordable housing: high income, low levels of poverty, and high-quality schools. The idea is to counteract the “harm” of years of building affordable housing in areas of concentrated poverty by moving low-income families into high opportunity areas. The goal is to create new, diverse communities where relocated families and their children have an opportunity to thrive.
Gulf Coast Arms featured in Texas Affordable Housing Magazine
Gulf Coast Arms Apartments is the first Section 8 Reconstruction Project certified at the LEED Platinum level in the U.S. Its 350 units, located in north Houston, include many features rarely seen in affordable properties.
ZG Companies featured in Houston Business Journal Article
Other developers are also getting into the mixed-income housing market. For example, Lee Zieben of ZG Companies is building a four-story, 350-unit workforce apartment complex called Residences at Hardy Yards on a 45-acre former railyard site just north of downtown Houston.
Gulf Coast Arms Mentioned in Politico Article
Houston’s Learning Curve It’s one of the most diverse, one of the poorest and one of the best public school systems in the country. But there’s still a lot of work to do. Read Article with Photos at Politico.com “HISD has a lot of good intentions,” says Adeeb Barqawi....
From devastating hurricane, new redevelopment planned for Houston neighborhood
After Hurricane Ike ravaged Houston in 2008, the Bayou City received an unprecedented $265 million in federal disaster relief funds to rebuild. The city of Houston decided to allocate part of that money toward new apartment projects that can spur redevelopment in key...