Don't let Rice
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Fight for a Community Benefits Agreement

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.

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The Goals

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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)

Drawing from previous studies, the Third Ward Comprehensive Needs Data Report,
the Third Ward Complete Communities Action Plan, and community forums,
we've drafted the CBA around some key needs.

We invite you to share all needs, in and outside of these pillars!

Steps for the Future

The Plan

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.

The process contains 3 phases:

a community effort

Who We Are

We are the Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement (HCEDD).

We want to hear from you.

Get in Touch

Want to support the coalition as an individual or organization? Reach out here to learn more about endorsing the Coalition, offering technical support, or joining a working group.
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