Leadership in the Community

The ULI Urban Innovation Grant responded to a request from Rev. Manson B. Johnson, leaders of the Houston Housing Authority and Housing and Community Development Depts. to apply for an Urban Innovation Grant for the Third Ward. Johnson had been a Third Ward community leader for more than three decades and one of the original members of the Third Ward Redevelopment Council, which had produced a 1995 community redevelopment plan.

Community Engagement included community meetings:

Presentation by Stanley Lowe, former Housing Director of Pittsburgh

Community Opportunity Definition Session / One-word Priority Statement, facilitated by Tina Council

SOAR session, facilitated by Tina Council

Stakeholder interviews for ULI Technical Assistance Program (TAP) panel

Presentation of TAP findings and recommendations