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Interim Hearing of the Texas House Committee of Urban Affairs

On May 23, 2016, the Texas House Committee of Urban Affairs held a hearing to hear invited testimony on several of its interim charges. I was invited to provide testimony at this hearing. These interim hearings are very important as they inform our legislators on issues within the mission of the committee as well as … Continue Reading

An Issue of Choice

The Houston Housing Authority recently held a public meeting where hundreds of people attended to oppose a proposed development in a high-end neighborhood. The newspaper described the audience of this neighborhood as often yelling and booing at the Authority’s staff. Unfortunately, this scene is not unique. It is a scene that many in the affordable … Continue Reading

Jones Walker Attorney, Toni Jackson, participates in Civil Rights Symposium

Jones Walker housing attorney, Toni Jackson, served as a panelist during a symposium sponsored by the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law on February 19, 2016. The title of the symposium was The Civil Rights Agenda, The Roberts Court, and the last Three Years of Challenges: What Now? This panel was very timely … Continue Reading


On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court released a 5-4 ruling that allows housing policies and practices to be challenged under the Fair Housing Act. The ruling of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, et. al, has been one of the most highly anticipated rulings in the area … Continue Reading

Antoinette M. Jackson Presents Law School with Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Books

Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson (with Jones Walker LLP) presented the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (“TMSL”) Library at Texas Southern University with a set of books on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law on February 26, 2015. The books, published by the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (the “Forum”), cover a … Continue Reading