Alleging ‘Environmental Racism,’ El Paso Activists File Civil Rights Complaint Against School District

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Alleging ‘Environmental Racism,’ El Paso Activists File Civil Rights Complaint Against School District

April 3, 2018 | Naveena Sadasivam | Texas Observer
“EPISD didn’t propose [a hub for 124 buses] anywhere else because other communities wouldn’t have accepted it,” said Chamizal community organizer Hilda Villegas.
Tags: Environmental Justice | Schools: Discrimination

Relocation plans change for Leathers

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Relocation plans change for Leathers

September 21, 2016 | Kirsten Crow | Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Relocation plans for a Northside public housing complex are seeing changes about three weeks after attorneys advocating for tenants filed a letter with federal agencies criticizing the program.
Tags: Environmental Justice | Housing: Eviction

Some Can’t Find New Homes as Demolition of Corpus Christi Public Housing Nears

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Some Can’t Find New Homes as Demolition of Corpus Christi Public Housing Nears

September 19, 2016 | Alexa Ura | Texas Tribune
Mosley and her two-year-old son are among 122 families living at D.N. Leathers, a 75-year-old public housing complex, who must leave by the end of October so the complex can be torn down to make way for reconstruction of the city’s Harbor Bridge.
Tags: Environmental Justice | Housing: Affordability