August 6, 2009
Dear Community Residents,
YOU CAN BE A HOUSTON HOPE HOMEOWNER!
We are proud to announce that as of August 2009, Houston Hope has helped hundreds of families to own quality affordable homes in improved areas of the city.
Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's action plan to improve several of Houston's historic neighborhoods by coordinating public safety programs, restoring existing homes, providing quality new affordable homes, and improving infrastructure and drainage.
Qualified homebuyers may receive up to $37,500 in downpayment assistance to purchase a home in a targeted area. We closed 130 homes in 2008 and provided $3.2 million in downpayment assistance. You can be the next homeowner!
Increased Household Income Limits
The household limits for the Workforce Housing Downpayment Assistance program have been increased from 110% to 120% of the Houston area median income. If your income exceeded the limits before, you may now qualify for downpayment assistance. To view the new income requirements, visit: http://www.houstontx.gov/houstonhope/qualify.html
Free Homebuyer Education Workshops hosted by Tejano Center Housing and the City of Houston
Register by calling 713 673-1080
Location: Raul Yzaguirre School for Success at 2950 Broadway St. Houston, TX 77017
Classes in English on the following Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
*August 8 and 22 *September 12 and 26 *October 10 and 24
Classes in Spanish on the following Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
*August 1, 15 and 29 *September 19 *October 3, 17 and 31
Community News - Acres Homes
This is your opportunity to own a beautiful Energy Star efficient home located in the Acres Homes HOPE area. Downpayment assistance up to $37,500 is available for qualified buyers, and up to $39,900 for police officers, fire fighters, and teachers. Chesmar Homes is building several homes on Sunnyhill (off of Victory, near Sylvester Turner Park). Visit these homes and you will see why Chesmar Homes was awarded "Builder of the Year" in 2008. Both one- and two-story plans, offering 3-4 bedrooms with two-car garage, covered patio (4 bdrm plan only); includes decorative ceiling fans and light fixtures, ceramic tile in all wet areas, alarm system, fenced backyard, front yard landscaping, and window blinds. Contact Tricia Frazier, of Keller Williams Realty at 832- 233-7215 with any questions and to schedule your appointment to see these homes today!
Community News - Acres Homes and Sunnyside
Newly Constructed Homes in Acres Homes, near the Library and the Police Station (off West Montgomery). Please feel FREE to DRIVE BY: 7917, 7915, 7913 Sealey, Houston, TX 77088
Also, visit these homes under construction in Sunnyside (Near Ethel Young Elementary School off Bellfort at Comal). 8405 and 8409 Comal
Call Uplift 4th Ward, Inc., CDC at: 832-922-1303 or email: Uplift4thward@ymail.com
Community News - Trinity Gardens
Greater Houston Development, Inc. in partnership with NID will host two homebuyer workshops August 15 and 29 at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ community building, 7725 Sandra off 59 N. and E. Crosstimbers. For more info call 713-635-2300.
Community News - Trinity Gardens, Fifth Ward and Settegast
VNV is building in Near Northeast Houston, Trinity Gardens, Fifth Ward and Settegast. All homes offered are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. With the downpayment assistance program through the City of Houston your house payment could be between $372.00 to $472.00 for 30 yrs. which will include taxes, insurance, principle and interest. Call to find out more details. Stop throwing away your money by renting. Call VNV Homes today at 832-921-9334.
Please visit the following Website links to learn about homeownership in Houston Hope neighborhoods:
If you're interested in a Houston Hope neighborhood, please contact:
If you would like to learn more about Houston Hope, please call 713-522-HOME or visit www.houstonhopehomes.org. If you are a builder and would like to partner with a HUD Certified Community Development Corporation to build in any of the targeted Houston Hope Neighborhoods, please go to www.houstontx.gov/lara.