The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the largest affordable rental housing program in Texas and the United States. Close to 260,000 Texas families live in over 2,500 LIHTC properties across the state. As a result of weak preservation policies and programs, Texas has lost thousands of these affordable homes, and without sweeping policy […]
Las medidas cautelares son el mecanismo que utiliza la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en situaciones de gravedad y urgencia, por medio del cual la CIDH solicita a un Estado adoptar medidas con el propósito de prevenir daños irreparables a personas. La Clínica como parte de la Coalición Internacional de Organizaciones por los Derechos Humanos […]
La negación del paradero de personas detenidas como práctica de desaparición forzada en Venezuela En Venezuela han aumentado las desapariciones forzadas e involuntarias como una práctica del Estado que no informa sobre el paradero de personas detenidas, ya sea por períodos cortos, largos, o durante traslados posteriores a la detención oficial. El Centro de Derechos […]
If you are interested in understanding how environmental statutes affect the people of Texas and gaining experience with administrative law, take the Environmental Clinic. If you do, you may find, as I have, that you have become an expert on a particular corner of the law that has a profound impact on people’s lives.
The majority of public water systems in Texas are in compliance with contaminant standards and reporting requirements. However, hundreds of public water systems are supplying their customers with water containing unsafe levels of contaminants and have been for years. These systems are frequently, though not always, small systems in rural areas of the state. This […]
Participating in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic is a highly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to help shape the community you live in, but you get to do so while gaining first-hand experience in case-management, client interaction, transactional drafting, and public speaking. This Clinic prepares you to practice law.
Report says gentrification threatens to displace Austin’s low-income residents, communities of color
New report from UT identifies Austin’s gentrifying neighborhoods and strategies for addressing the displacement of residents A new report by UT researchers identifies a wave of gentrification sweeping through Austin neighborhoods, displacing low-income African-American and Hispanic renters. The report, Uprooted: Residential Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods and What Can Be Done About It, is authored […]
UT researchers to present map charting Austin’s changing neighborhoods
Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility – a new podcast on immigration and refugees that goes beyond the predictable soundbites. Join Alex Aleinikoff and guests for in-depth discussion on what’s happening on the ground and how to understand current policy debates. In the first episode, Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Denise Gilman, Director of the Immigration Clinic at […]