TITLE

Spread of the Colonias

AUTHOR(S)
Arosemena, Martha; Hartzell, Eric
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Planning;Feb2006, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the housing problems of non-boarder colonias. Any unincorporated community within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border that was established before November 28, 1990 and lacks adequate public infrastructure or housing is defined as non-boarder colonias. Dilapidated housing, unpaved streets, polluted water, and piles of debris are a few of the problems. The state's office of Rural Community Affairs, and Texas Water Development Board, have worked together to bring infrastructure improvements to hundreds of these non-border settlements. Kerr County, which lies 40 miles northwest of San Antonio in the scenic Hill Country and Aransas County, part of southeast Texas's Coastal Bend region are few of colonias in which work has been done but this is not enough. Ways to improve the condition of these non-boarder colonias are suggested in the article. The first step towards solving the problem will be recognizing the needs of the non-boarder colonias. Recently, policy makers have expanded the existing and created new funding programs for them. Funds have been allocated for colonia water and sewer improvement.
ACCESSION #
19801886

 

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