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June 14, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Acres Homes

Dear Houston Hope Community Residents,

We are proud to bring you the June/July 2007 monthly update on Houston Hope. Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's initiative to reinvest in several of Houston 's older neighborhoods by providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure and drainage. As a participant of the Houston Hope initiative, potential buyers may qualify to receive up to $30,000 in down payment assistance.

Currently, the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) has purchased 706 properties. For a breakdown of properties, sold, under contract with builders, to breaking ground and available, please see the listing for each individual neighborhood.

The City of Houston is also partnering with Urban Harvest, Inc. to bring a community garden in the Houston Hope Neighborhoods of Acres Homes and Fifth Ward


Historical fact: Acres Homes was established during WWI, and was considered to be the largest unincorporated African American community of the South.

LARA has purchased 164 properties in Acres Homes.

Acres Homes CDC celebrated its grand opening on June 16, 2007 on Dyer St .

If you are interested in viewing one of theses homes please call Acres Homes CDC at 713.692-1155, Dominion CDC at 713-957-2789.

If you would like to learn more about Houston Hope please call 713.522.HOME or go to If you are a builder and would like to partner with a HUD Certified Community Development Corporation to build in targeted Houston Hope Neighborhood please go to