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.Sign the Petition to Protect Houston's Third Ward
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'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).