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Concerns surrounding low-income housing projects include placing greater strain on emergency services districts and school districts as well as increasing crime rates.

“It puts an extra strain on our emergency services because [residents of tax credit properties]tend to require more social services,” Riddle said. “It also puts a strain on the school district because there is not the tax base there to take care of the vast amount of children that come into that area.”

ESD 29 President Scott Morgan said low income apartments can lead to more emergency service responses, but this is mostly because of the concentration of residents.

“[The responses can be more difficult] when you are in an apartment complex, whether it’s private developers or government, just because of the density of the unit,” Morgan said.

Publication: Community Impact Inner Loop Houston

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