We are gathering our voices to secure a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the Rice Management Company as they develop the 16-acre Innovation District around the old Sears building and Fiesta at the edge of Third Ward.
Sign our petition to raise the volume on the support for this historic CBA or learn more below.
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).