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South Texas Colonia Initiative was founded in 2004, although its founders have been providing their services for over 20 years, after realizing the needs for the different residents that live in Nueces County Colonias. There are many federal and state agencies that have recognized the horrible and challenging living conditions that these residents live in. The different agencies that have recognized their needs are The Texas Attorney office, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, and Secreatary of office. All theses agencies define colonias differently, but still they recognize the lack of roads, safe sanitary living conditions, and many other disadvantages that these residents endure. For many years the communities have been around in Nueces County but the state has been of the problem in front of them. In December 2006 the state finally recognized subdivisions in Nueces County as colonias, due to the of the determination. Although they are now recognized as colonias it mean that their needs are going to be met. The STCI realizes the situation and is no where near willing to give up, they realize that they are going to have to continue assisting colonia residents until their mission is fulfilled.
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South Texas Colonia Initiative was founded in 2004, although its founders have been providing their services for over 20 years, after realizing the needs for the different residents that live in Nueces County Colonias. There are many federal and state agencies that have recognized the horrible and challenging living conditions that these residents live in. The different agencies that have recognized their needs are The Texas Attorney office, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, and Secreatary of office. All theses agencies define colonias differently, but still they recognize the lack of roads, safe sanitary living conditions, and many other disadvantages that these residents endure. For many years the communities have been around in Nueces County but the state has been of the problem in front of them. In December 2006 the state finally recognized subdivisions in Nueces County as colonias, due to the of the determination. Although they are now recognized as colonias it mean that their needs are going to be met. The STCI realizes the situation and is no where near willing to give up, they realize that they are going to have to continue assisting colonia residents until their mission is fulfilled.
June 13, 2007, at 02:09 PM CST by Candice Canales -
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I want to start off by giving you an overall history of colonias in South Texas and then give you a history of our organization, The South Texas Colonia Initiative Inc.

The word really means a neighborhood or subdivision however it has now taken on a different perspective that is more negative. It is now known as a or that is based in a rural location. South Texas Colonias are made up of mainly poor Hispanic families that were or still are migrant workers or recent immigrants from Mexico. Around 40 years ago developers started dividing the land and selling off different parts of rural land to people that were less-advantaged. Most of the people were not even able to pay cash or obtain other finances the purchase the land. Therefore, developers would sell the land with a small down payment and would finance the lots for a period of time with a very high interest rate on a contract-for-deed basis. So if the payments were missed they would resell the land to other buyers. The developers were not required to provide water, sewage, electricity or drainage systems because the subdivisions were located typically in rural areas. Not even building codes were required within the colonias, they were simply -existent. Over the years this process has continued and several colonias have developed everywhere. The population of families vary from one colonias to another, there are as few as 25 to as large as 2500 families. In South Texas there are up to 200,000people living in colonias which is an absolutely ridiculous amount, so many people should not be living their lives like this. Typically the ethnicity in colonias is almost 100% Hispanic.
South Texas Colonia Initiative was founded in 2004, although its founders have been providing their services for over 20 years, after realizing the needs for the different residents that live in Nueces County Colonias. There are many federal and state agencies that have recognized the horrible and challenging living conditions that these residents live in. The different agencies that have recognized their needs are The Texas Attorney office, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, and Secreatary of office. All theses agencies define colonias differently, but still they recognize the lack of roads, safe sanitary living conditions, and many other disadvantages that these residents endure. For many years the communities have been around in Nueces County but the state has been of the problem in front of them. In December 2006 the state finally recognized subdivisions in Nueces County as colonias, due to the of the determination. Although they are now recognized as colonias it mean that their needs are going to be met. The STCI realizes the situation and is no where near willing to give up, they realize that they are going to have to continue assisting colonia residents until their mission is fulfilled.
June 13, 2007, at 02:09 PM CST by Candice Canales -
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I want to start off by giving you an overall history of colonias in South Texas and then give you a history of our organization, The South Texas Colonia Initiative Inc.

The word really means a neighborhood or subdivision however it has now taken on a different perspective that is more negative. It is now known as a or that is based in a rural location. South Texas Colonias are made up of mainly poor Hispanic families that were or still are migrant workers or recent immigrants from Mexico. Around 40 years ago developers started dividing the land and selling off different parts of rural land to people that were less-advantaged. Most of the people were not even able to pay cash or obtain other finances the purchase the land. Therefore, developers would sell the land with a small down payment and would finance the lots for a period of time with a very high interest rate on a contract-for-deed basis. So if the payments were missed they would resell the land to other buyers. The developers were not required to provide water, sewage, electricity or drainage systems because the subdivisions were located typically in rural areas. Not even building codes were required within the colonias, they were simply -existent. Over the years this process has continued and several colonias have developed everywhere. The population of families vary from one colonias to another, there are as few as 25 to as large as 2500 families. In South Texas there are up to 200,000people living in colonias which is an absolutely ridiculous amount, so many people should not be living their lives like this. Typically the ethnicity in colonias is almost 100% Hispanic.
South Texas Colonia Initiative was founded in 2004, although its founders have been providing their services for over 20 years, after realizing the needs for the different residents that live in Nueces County Colonias. There are many federal and state agencies that have recognized the horrible and challenging living conditions that these residents live in. The different agencies that have recognized their needs are The Texas Attorney office, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, and Secreatary of office. All theses agencies define colonias differently, but still they recognize the lack of roads, safe sanitary living conditions, and many other disadvantages that these residents endure. For many years the communities have been around in Nueces County but the state has been of the problem in front of them. In December 2006 the state finally recognized subdivisions in Nueces County as colonias, due to the of the determination. Although they are now recognized as colonias it mean that their needs are going to be met. The STCI realizes the situation and is no where near willing to give up, they realize that they are going to have to continue assisting colonia residents until their mission is fulfilled.
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I want to start off by giving you an overall history of colonias in South Texas and then give you a history of our organization, The South Texas Colonia Initiative Inc.

The word really means a neighborhood or subdivision however it has now taken on a different perspective that is more negative. It is now known as a or that is based in a rural location. South Texas Colonias are made up of mainly poor Hispanic families that were or still are migrant workers or recent immigrants from Mexico. Around 40 years ago developers started dividing the land and selling off different parts of rural land to people that were less-advantaged. Most of the people were not even able to pay cash or obtain other finances the purchase the land. Therefore, developers would sell the land with a small down payment and would finance the lots for a period of time with a very high interest rate on a contract-for-deed basis. So if the payments were missed they would resell the land to other buyers. The developers were not required to provide water, sewage, electricity or drainage systems because the subdivisions were located typically in rural areas. Not even building codes were required within the colonias, they were simply -existent. Over the years this process has continued and several colonias have developed everywhere. The population of families vary from one colonias to another, there are as few as 25 to as large as 2500 families. In South Texas there are up to 200,000people living in colonias which is an absolutely ridiculous amount, so many people should not be living their lives like this. Typically the ethnicity in colonias is almost 100% Hispanic.
South Texas Colonia Initiative was founded in 2004, although its founders have been providing their services for over 20 years, after realizing the needs for the different residents that live in Nueces County Colonias. There are many federal and state agencies that have recognized the horrible and challenging living conditions that these residents live in. The different agencies that have recognized their needs are The Texas Attorney office, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development, and Secreatary of office. All theses agencies define colonias differently, but still they recognize the lack of roads, safe sanitary living conditions, and many other disadvantages that these residents endure. For many years the communities have been around in Nueces County but the state has been of the problem in front of them. In December 2006 the state finally recognized subdivisions in Nueces County as colonias, due to the of the determination. Although they are now recognized as colonias it mean that their needs are going to be met. The STCI realizes the situation and is no where near willing to give up, they realize that they are going to have to continue assisting colonia residents until their mission is fulfilled.