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The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a “think-and-do” tank working to understand the challenges facing cities nationwide. Based at .
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Rose Rougeau 6h
The U.S. is seeing an increase in the number of people wearing masks. If that number increases to 95% across all states, around 66,000 lives could be saved, per .
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Rice University News 9h
neighborhoods with higher concentrations of low-income and rent-burdened residents have seen the most filings during the . The found that residents in these neighborhoods were more likely to experience job loss.
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COVID-19 Registry 14h
The Greater Houston area is among the top U.S cities with the most eviction filings during the pandemic. Our data shows that 24% of registrants have experienced increased household expenses and 6% are having difficulty paying rent.
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Kinder Institute 13h
To ensure schools don’t miss out on -guided funding in the next decade, there needs to be a full and accurate local population count. Unfortunately, the city’s self-response rate (54.3%) trails that of the nation by close to 10%.
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Texas 2036 Aug 13
"Almost 40% of Texas renters said they weren’t sure they could pay their August rent or were certain that they couldn’t." via
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UnitedWayHouston Aug 11
Dr. Stephen Klineberg spoke to our donors about his new book, Prophetic City, discussing as a bellwether for America's . His research has shaped our strategic direction & work to help families achieve . Hear his talk at .
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Houston Education Research Consortium Aug 12
Harris County officials and health authorities want Houston to get a grip on several major metrics before sending children back onto school campuses.
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Rose Rougeau Aug 12
A partnership with ; fall 2020 speakers confirmed; a blog series on the intersection of transit, race and equity; outreach efforts and ; and a video library available for public viewing. Here's an update from .
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Kinder Institute Aug 12
A leading voice in the call for better urban design for public health, Professor Richard Jackson will discuss how cities like Houston can rethink their use of public space and infrastructure to protect people. FREE with RSVP.
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Kinder Institute Aug 12
The spatial mismatch between where people in Harris County work and live results in major transportation costs, particularly for low-income households. On average, 47% of household income is spent on housing + transportation.
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Rice University News Aug 11
"Above all else, both (of the ) and Bradley capture as a city of transformation, something always in the process of becoming something else," the writes.
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Kinder Institute Aug 11
20,000+ members have joined the , which tracks how and other major storms impact residents' physical and mental health, property, financial security and more. Hear updates from the 2020 report during a FREE webinar on Aug 26.
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Kinder Institute Aug 10
Threat of eviction = Another way the pandemic is disproportionately impacting people of color. In the Houston MSA, 41% of Hispanic and 29% of Black tenants couldn’t afford July rent, compared to 3% of white renters, survey shows
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Rice University News Aug 10
“The are only beginning to catch up with the new demographic realities," said , a professor emeritus of at Rice University. “By 2050, all of will look like looks today.”
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Kinder Institute Aug 10
Join for a discussion on how transportation infrastructure projects impact the health and quality of life of surrounding communities. Experts will share strategies to mitigate pollution, traffic and more.
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COVID-19 Registry Aug 10
As cases continue to surge in Texas, cities are opening new, free testing sites for the public this week. Our data dashboard shows 15% of registrants have been tested and or pending results, while 5% tried to get tested but couldn't.
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Mary Benton Aug 8
Minute Maid opens mega COVID-19 testing center as virus continues to spread rampantly. “We’re trying to make it where you don’t have any excuse not to get tested,” Mayor said.
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Kinder Institute Aug 10
In Texas, 35% of respondents said they were unable to make the rent or mortgage payment in July and had little to no confidence in doing so for August. That increased to 47% in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area.
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Rice University News Aug 9
WATCH: Former Judge Ed Emmett, a fellow at the ⁦⁩ and senior fellow at the ⁦⁩, tells ⁦⁩ that more transparency is needed in the pandemic response.
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City of Houston Aug 8
Take these steps to protect yourself & others from : often Avoid close contact with others Cover coughs and sneezes Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
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