Ask Houston City Council to Build it Better!

On April 10, twenty community groups and labor organizations in Houston including Texas Organizing Project, Texas AFL-CIO, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Trades Council, and others signed onto a letter asking Mayor Turner to require Better Builder® standards on private construction projects that receive special tax breaks from the city.

A construction worker dies once every three days on the job in Texas, and nearly half of Houston construction workers report receiving no employment benefits whatsoever. Additionally, we are asking that the city ensure projects result in community benefits such as affordable housing, local and second chance hire, or family-sustaining wages. Will  you join us in asking Houston City Council to act by making Better Builder certification and community benefits requirements on tax abatement incentives?