Economic Development

Create Catalytic Growth - End Food Deserts

Houston is massive, stretching across bayous and creeks: within Houston's city limit you could fit Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit in it at once.

Within this huge city, pockets of Houstonians struggle to access wholesome food. What’s more, these Houstonians usually have lower incomes and lower access to cars relative to other Houstonians.

The City believes all Houstonians deserve access to healthy food at a reasonable distance, especially those that carry the extra burden of low car access. With this in mind, the city seeks to partner with grocery stores, decreasing risk aversion to these high need markets, making our city more equitable and sustainable.

To view areas of Houston particularly burdened by this phenomenon, see the map below:

If you are a developer interested in eliminating a food desert please contact us.