a community effort

Who We Are

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

Coalition Members

Emancipation Economic Development Council

The Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC) is a collaborative of organized, informed and engaged faith-based organizations, nonprofits, community development corporations, businesses, local government entities and other stakeholders from the community. Their mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the revitalization and preservation of the Third Ward. Their vision is a resilient, dynamic, and economically prosperous community where people live, work and thrive in a historically and culturally rich African-American neighborhood.


Houston Black American Democrats (HBAD)

Houston Black American Democrats is a political organization whose goals are to advance and support black communities through Democratic politics.


Houston Society for Change (HSC)

The mission of HSC is to educate, engage and empower the Black community of Greater Houston to strategically utilize our vote, protect & uplift the community, and secure jobs, justice and increased economic & contracting opportunities for our businesses and entrepreneurs.

Northern Third Ward Neighborhood Implementation Project

​The Northern Third Ward Neighborhood Implementation Project identifies critical issues in our neighborhood. Through resident and stakeholder participation, the Project's plan formulates strategies and specific action steps that will lead to the successful development and enhancement of our community. Recently, the Northern Third Ward Neighborhood Implementation Project was funded by The Wells Fargo Foundation, to implement community improvements over five years in the areas of: neighborhood building, education, economic development and workforce, housing, and services for children, youth, and families.


Texas Coalition of Black Democrats

The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats' mission includes promoting by their efforts the highest degree of governmental response to public need and promoting and facilitating economic development as it impact and interfaces with political participation in the African American communities of this state.


Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.


The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 88

Represents a diverse and growing workforce of active and retired men and women in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Southern California, and Texas. Our members work in a multitude of crafts and professions that span all the way from construction sites to manufacturing plants and even trade show facilities and office buildings. We are proud to be the voice for the working class person in America that wakes up every morning with a goal to better their lives and the working lives of those around them.


Third Ward is Home Civic Club

The Third Ward is Home Civic Club has grown out of the resident engagement working group of EEDC and is the only civic club in Houston of whom the majority of the members are renters. The club empowers residents to advocate for themselves for the opportunities and resources that are necessary to protect them from displacement; promote their social and political integration into a changing neighborhood; and support their social mobility.