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June 04, 2013

Fifth Ward Vacant Buildings Destroyed for Community Park

By demolishing 63 vacant units, Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) completed the first step in creating a community park near HHA's Kelly Village Apartments at 3118 Green, Houston 77020. Construction of the park is expected to begin in fall 2013. When completed, the three-acre park will feature new playground equipment, jogging/walking trail, exercise stations and a community garden area.

Mayor Annise Parker took the first bulldozer swipe at the abandoned buildings, which were not in use as a result of hurricane damage. She welcomed the measures that the Housing Authority is taking to beautify its property and provide green space for the community.

Located in Fifth Ward, Kelly Village is a 333 unit apartment complex. HHA recently completed extensive renovations to the community center, lobby area and grounds at Kelly Village. The addition of the community park continues HHA's commitment to providing its residents with quality housing.

The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 60,000 low-income Houstonians, including over 17,000 families housed through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 5,500 living in 25 public housing and tax credit developments around the city. HHA also administers the nation's third largest voucher program exclusively serving homeless veterans. More information about HHA can be found at or by contacting

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