From Houston Chronicle

Affordable housing industry professionals in Texas have experienced the ire of residents when proposing to build affordable housing in high opportunity areas. Despite a recent poll showing overwhelming support for affordable housing, across the political spectrum, all too often there are those who say, “not in my backyard.”

The Houston Chronicle’s Chris Tomlinson gives his analysis of how neighborhood associations have worked to keep affordable housing from being built in areas where the federal government says are the best areas for low-income residents to raise their families — areas that are considered “high opportunity” that give families access to better jobs and schools that can help them rise out of poverty.