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The team led by Jeremy Gray was selected by the State of Texas General Land Office (GLO) to serve as the lead to complete a Community Development and Housing Planning Study for the City of Galveston, Texas. A key goal of this project was to help the GLO prioritize areas for development or acquisition of housing to replace public housing units lost during Hurricane Ike.

Team members Jeremy D. Gray, Melissa Mailloux, and others used an approach that targeted areas where placement of affordable housing, infrastructure, and public facilities would most increase access to community resources for the City’s residents. The project team also included collaboration with Nelsnick Enterprises and Hall Consulting.

Our research included census tract level analyses of demographic trends, available real estate, and neighborhood health factors such as access to transit, schools, childcare, healthcare, and parks. The resulting strategy provides the GLO with a structure for spending HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funds to equitably rebuild the island’s affordable housing stock and community infrastructure.

Report Sample: We are unable to provide a link to the sample. The attorney general for the State of Texas has determined the report to be confidential and has declined release of it to the public at this time.

Our research included census tract level analyses of demographic trends, available real estate, and neighborhood health factors such as access to transit, schools, childcare, healthcare, and parks.