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News from April 2018

Why Are Tax Dollars Used to Enforce Houston Deed Restrictions?
By Urban Reform Staff

Most Houstonians don’t realize that the city is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to enforce private deed restrictions for communities across the city. In the past three years alone, Houston spent over $950,000 on city attorneys’ payroll strictly allocated to deed restrictions. Houston is an outlier among Texas’ large cities because though deed restrictions don’t apply to the whole city, the whole city is expected to pay for their enforcement.