Houston Area Urban League
The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) was established in the Summer of 1968 by a group of professional men affiliated with the Houston Business and Professional Men’s Club. The primary reason for the development of such a program was to provide the much-needed economic assistance and job resources to the African-American community. The Houston Area Urban League focused on two major program objectives – Employment and Economic Development and Health, Welfare and Housing. In its first year, the newly formed League also addressed the issues of voter registration, job training and youth educational services.
Today, the objectives set in 1968 are still the primary focus of the Houston Area Urban League and its supporters. Three priority program areas for the 1990s – workforce development, education, housing and community services are still moving aggressively forward, and service more than 20,000 individuals annually.
The Houston Area Urban League is committed and determined to deliver positive and enduring benefits to the citizens of Houston. The agency has embarked upon an aggressive campaign to ensure that all Houstonians have an opportunity to participate fully in the benefits offered by the agency. They are reaching out to the community and helping people to improve their lives through employment, education and housing services.