The Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, the Local Initiatives Support
Corporation (LISC), and CSH are pleased to present this report synthesizing major themes
from the Houston and Harris County Housing Conversation.The housing conversation was facilitated by CSH and followed their fishbowl charrette model. This approach brings in national experts and surrounds them with local stakeholders and community members. The process encourages equal participation among these groups with every stakeholder having a space to voice opinions, thoughts, and concerns.
The convening was made possible by the coordinated efforts of the co‐sponsoring organizations, with support from the Houston Endowment and JPMorgan Chase Co. We also want to thank the members of the event steering committee, as well as the expert commentators from Houston and beyond. Finally, we want to thank the more than 200 public stakeholders who attended the event. For more information about the event itself, including the opening data presentation, agenda, and key term glossary, please visit kinder.rice.edu/houstonhousing.