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    Providing Safe, Decent, and Affordable Housing
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    Pathway To Purpose

A Message From Our President

Judson Robinson III • President and CEO


Just last month we celebrated Black History Month across the country. I got a chance to participate and experience several memorable celebrations geared to remind us of those that sacrificed to afford us the privileges we have today. Many dramatic events occurred that became what we have come to know as part of our history, good or bad, they are still significant events that caused us to respond and chart an action that creates our history. Civil Rights date back to the mid 1940’s but the civil rights movement of the 1960’s really shaped the country we live in today. There were pivotal highs and lows during this period but the year 1968 causes us to pause and reflect on the progress made and the struggle still ahead. In April of that year, Martin Luther King was assassinated and the efforts from President Harry Truman issuing the Executive Order to end discrimination in the Armed Services in 1948 to President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (also known as the Fair Housing Act) was initiated by the struggle and sacrifice of others. Not purely great wisdom and a willingness to do what’s right by our Presidents of the time, but instead due to pressure and effective participation in the American system of democracy.

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Economic Development

Workforce Development & Training and Economic Development – is designed to help families become economically stable.

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Housing and Social Services

The goal of the Houston Area Urban League Housing Department is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to low-income families in the community.

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Education Support Services

The HAUL “Pathway To Purpose” program is designed to promote educational, social and emotional development of children and their families.

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The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

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