# Mayor turner
Houston Approves $18 Million to Build More Affordable Housing
Houston Mayor at grand opening of new affordable housingScreenshot from Twitter. The Coalition for the Homeless reported about 3,200 people could face homelessness in the Houston area. To help, Houston City Council approved funding for the NHP Foundation to build affordable housing. The City approved $18 million that will come from the Houston General Land Office.
The Latest Update on Houston and the Monkeypox Vaccine
As of August 2, there have been 161 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Houston area. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 454 cases across the state. This is anupdate to the information previously reported on the monkeypox in this city.
Houston Mayor Turner Announces Grant Money Available from Wells Fargo
HoustonMayor Sylvester Turner announced new grants for small businesses and a 501 C3 that provides up to $65,000. This funding is provided by the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity. This organization is also working with Wells Fargo which is another recent funding plan by the bank that was mentioned here recently. The idea is to help lower the playing field and provide much-needed funds to organizations.
A Texas city Sues Union Pacific as Residents were Exposed to Cancer-Causing Agents
On July 5, HoustonMayor Sylvester Turnerannounced plans to sue Union Pacific as some residents have. The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed some residents of the 5th Ward in Houston have shown signs of cancer.