Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

Empowering Communities.
Changing Lives.

Changing Lives.


Our Core Initiatives

People reached for Get Out The Count & Get Out The Vote (2020)

Served through mentoring, academic achievement, college and career awareness, and family & community engagement.

Served through Small Business University, One on One Mentoring

Served with access to healthcare and food assistance.

Served with homebuying education, rental counseling, veterans and surviving family support.

Served with Employment & Core Skills Training, Workforce Occupational Skills.

Around the League


First Time Home Buyers


Workforce Training


2023 NUL Conference


Advocacy U


Health & Wellness


Entrepreneurship Center


Education & Youth Development

Welcome to Your Houston Area Urban League

Since 1968, we have been committed to protecting the interests of those who have been put aside, dismissed, and marginalized throughout the history of our nation. Our organization has been a symbol of resistance for everyday people. Who’s the everyday person? It’s the person trying to protect their civil rights and liberties. The person beginning their entrepreneurial journey and is looking to invigorate their local economy. It’s the person yearning to improve, in mind, body, and spirit. It's also for the person willing to advocate for the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Essentially, the League is for the entire community. We battle for the community. We uphold the community in every way possible. HAUL works to provide all those who come through our doors the power of economic self-reliance, the power of justice, education, and advocacy.


National Alliance of Mental Illness | Advocacy Day

Mental illness and specialty care does not have color, face, or name, but adequate support to address a variety of issues like toxic stressors that lead to depression can curve impacts through policy intervention. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Houston Area Urban League, NAMI and partnering organizations in Houston gathered for a rally at the […]

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Commentary: Proposed bills in Texas attack local communities

Texans are witnessing one of the most extreme, authoritarian and discriminatory legislative sessions in years. Bills moving through the Legislature would make Texas law dramatically more anti-immigrant; radically reduce the power of local governments, courts and prosecutors; diminish, criminalize and encourage interference with voting rights; and even impose extreme authoritarian views about what can be […]

Growing Houston Innovation Hub Announces New Workforce Partnership

Houston’s The Ion announced this week that it will partner with New York-based Per Scholas as its new workforce development partner. The partnership is part of the Ion District’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) that was approved by Houston City Council in late 2021. The $15.3 million agreement aimed to ensure that the 12-block innovation hub developed by […]

Remembering Harry Belafonte

Houston Area Urban League President and CEO Judson Robinson III issued the following statement regarding the death of Harry Belafonte:   “It is with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of Harry Belafonte, a true legend and icon in the world of music, film, and civil rights activism. As CEO of the Houston […]

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