September 10, 2009
Dear Community Residents,
YOU CAN BE A HOUSTON HOPE HOMEOWNER!
Since its inception, Houston Hope has helped hundreds of families to own quality, affordable homes in improved areas of the City of Houston.
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 on the sales of 130 homes in 2008 and provided $3.2 million in down payment 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.
Time is Running Out on the $8,000 Tax Credit
A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for qualified first-time homebuyers purchasing a principal residence before December 1, 2009. Learn how you can take advantage of the tax credit to buy the home of your dreams. For more details, visit: http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/2009/index.html.
Free Homebuyer Education Workshops hosted by Tejano Center
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.
*September 12 and 26 *October 10 and 24 *November 7 and 21
Classes in Spanish on the following Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
*September 19 *October 3, 17 and 31 *November 7 and 21
Community News - Acres Homes
HURRY! HURRY! There are ONLY TWO completed homes left! Chesmar Homes, 2008 Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Builder of the Year, is building affordable, quality homes in a HOPE eligible area (off of Victory and Sunnyhill) in the Acres Homes community. These 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2-car garage homes offer ceramic tile in all wet areas, blinds on all windows, alarm system ready to go, decorative ceiling fans and lighting, covered patio in backyard, and are Energy StarR efficient (which can lower your utility bills). Call today to see if you can qualify for up to $37,500 downpayment assistance on these beautiful homes. Contact Tricia Frazier, of Keller Williams Realty, at 832-233-7215!
Community News - Sunnyside
Please join Uplift 4th Ward in their celebration of two newly constructed homes in Sunnyside, 8405 Comal and 8409 Comal, Houston 77051. If you would like to visit, please call Rev. Elmo Johnson at 832-922-1303 or email: UPLIFT4THWARD@ymail.com.
Community News - Trinity Gardens
Greater Houston Development, Inc. in partnership with NID-HCA (The National Association of Real Estate Brokers-Investment Division, Inc., Housing Counseling Agency) will host two homebuyer workshops: September 12 at the Houston Real Estate Association (HREA), 5330 Griggs and September 26 at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ community building, 7725 Sandra off 59 N. and E. Crosstimbers. For more info call 713-635-2300.
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.