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January 14, 2009

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
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Dear Acres Homes Community Residents,

Set a new resolution for 2009:

Become a Home Owner!

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Home ownership gives you and your family a sense of stability and security and promotes strong neighborhoods. So, we are proud to announce that as of January 2009, Houston Hope has helped hundreds of families to own quality affordable homes in re-energized areas of the city.

Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's initiative to reinvest in several of Houston's historic neighborhoods through a combination of stabilizing activities such as coordinating public safety programs, rehabbing existing homes, providing quality new affordable homes, and improving infrastructure and drainage. As a participant of the Houston Hope initiative, qualified buyers in the targeted areas may receive up to $37,500 in down payment assistance.

We closed 130 homes in 2008 and provided $3.2 millions in down payment assistance.

You can be the next home owner!!

Acres Home Area Community Center

DID YOU KNOW?

The City of Houston's Park and Recreation Department offers 56 community centers throughout the city. These community centers provide a variety of community-focused activities and services in a personalized manner to enhance our citizens' quality of life. From sports activities, crafts, after school enrichment programs, community meetings, and more, you can choose from multiple programs and recreational activities for all ages.

The community center in Acres Homes is:

Park Amenities

  • Lighted tennis courts
  • Outdoor basketball pavilion
  • Lighted sports field
  • Playground

For more information, visit the Houston Park and Recreation Department's website at http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/communitycenters.html

If you are interested in the Acres Homes area, please contact:

Please visit the following website links to learn about other Houston Hope neighborhoods:

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.


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