November 18, 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.
For a limited time, qualified homebuyers may receive up to $45,000 in downpayment assistance to purchase a home in one of the targeted areas. Call the Houston Housing Department for full details at 713.522.HOME!
Energy StarR's Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS)
45.4.45 Energy Program
SAVE ENERGY on the operation of your home. A 45.4.45 home has energy features that will save homeowners from 15%-55% in energy use over a similar home with standard construction features.
THIRD-PARTY VERIFICATION. Your 45.4.45 home will receive a HERS rating by a certified rater performed before construction. An additional HERS Energy Rating (by the same certified rater) is performed after construction for verification.
Energy-Efficient Mortgages (EEM). Homebuyers may submit the projected energy cost savings of their HERS rated home to qualify for larger mortgages. Ask your lender for more information.
For more information visit HoustonHopeHomes.org.
Free Homebuyer Education Workshops hosted by Tejano Center
Classes in English on the following Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Classes in Spanish on the following Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
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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.