Houston Area Urban
Established in 1910, The National Urban League (NUL) is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the NUL, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates.
To enable Black people and other marginalized communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
We envision a community where all Black people & other marginalized communities are clearly at parity with America's promise of opportunity, equality, and justice.
The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) was organized in June, 1968 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency. Affiliated with the United Way and National Urban League, HAUL advocates for and provides social services to disadvantaged people of all races, gender, age groups, and/or disabilities.
HAUL operates the following six (6) programs targeting residents in economically disadvantaged geographic areas in the Greater Houston areas: Education and Youth Development; Workforce and Economic Development; Workforce Training; Housing; Social Justice; and Health and Wellness Initiatives.
The NUL is Founded
HAUL is Founded
The Houston Area Urban League was founded on June 19, 1968, by a group of business professionals. Our leaders have included: Quentin Mease, Leo Linbeck, Dan Arnold, Judson W. Robinson, Sr., Gerald Hines, C. G. Hardy, J. J. Susberry, Mrs. Clarence Higgins, Carl Walker, James Middleton, and Attorney Aloysius M. Wickliff, Sr. and the Houston Business & Professional Men's Club.
Housing Department is formed
The Housing and Social Services Department is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency that provides a multitude of housing, veteran, and distater support programs to serve our community.
Sylvia K. Brooks becomes HAUL President & CEO
Finally A Home of Our Own (Current Headquarters)
The HAUL Guild is founded
Learn More about the HAUL guild here.
Judson Robinson III becomes HAUL President and CEO
HAUL/EC Launches Small Business University
Small Business Development University (SBU), is a 10-week program design to help current and aspiring entrepreneurs gain the tools to operate successful enterprises. Learn more about SBU here.
HAUL celebrates 50th anniversary
The Center for Social Justice & Education goes live!
Click here to read the press release.