We are Houston residents out to develop, secure, enforce, and sustain a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Rice Management Company as it develops the South Main Innovation District on the edge of the Third Ward.
We need your voice to thrive in this partnership with new developments.
Learn and collaborate with us to collect community needs and wants into our CBA.
A Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a “project‐specific contract between developers or cities and community coalitions. CBAs are legally binding, enforceable agreements that call for a range of benefits to be produced by the development project. They allow community groups to have a voice in shaping a project, to press for community benefits that are tailored to their particular needs, and to enforce developers’ promises.”
(Source: Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, East Biloxi Community Benefits Report)
We're learning from CBAs secured and sustained at San Diego and East Biloxi, and previous studies on Third Ward to develop this CBA.
See our sources here.
We are the Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement (HCEDD).