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June 1, 2011

You're Invited to the Houston HOPE 2011 Parade of Homes
featuring over 35 newly built, affordable homes for sale
in historic neighborhoods throughout Houston.

National Homeownership Month is observed each June to highlight the vital role homeownership plays in improving lives, creating economic opportunities and strengthening America's neighborhoods.

In celebration of National Homeownership Month, the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) and Houston HOPE - a City initiative promoting neighborhood reinvestment through revitalization, homeownership and infrastructure investments - will be hosting a Parade of Homes and a number of homeownership workshops.

The Houston Hope Showcase will feature over 35 affordable homes ready for quick move-in.  Home prices range from $90,000 - $160,000, and qualified buyers may receive up to $30,000 in down payment assistance. The Parade of Homes will take place on:

Saturday, June 4      11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 5        12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 11    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 12      12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

These Houston HOPE homes are located in some of Houston's most historic neighborhoods within close proximity to major thoroughfares, employers and activity centers. Visit the Houston HOPE website for a complete listing of the homes and neighborhoods featured in this year's Parade of Homes.

In addition, HCDD and Houston HOPE staff will be speaking at the following homeownership workshops during June:

Saturday, June 4

Fifth Ward CRC - Homeownership Class
3300 Lyons Ave., Houston TX 77020, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 4

Catholic Charities - Homeownership Class
2900 Louisiana St., Houston TX 77006, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21

Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Summer Festival and Fair
6001 Selinsky Rd., Houston, TX 77048, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. - Homeownership Fair
9320 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For more information on the Parade of Homes, the Houston HOPE Initative or the Down Payment Assistance program, please contact Valerie Watson at

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