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August 10, 2007

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

We are proud to bring you the August 2007 monthly update on Houston Hope. Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's initiative to reinvest in several of Houston 's older neighborhoods through a combination of stabilizing activities such as coordination of 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 $30,000 in down payment assistance.

Currently, the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) has purchased 725 properties citywide with 166 of these in the Acres Homes area.

ACRES HOMES

Historical fact: In 1929, White Oak School educated children in a two room school located on West Montgomery Road . As the student population increased, more teachers were added but the facility remained "portable."

Burghli Homes is scheduled to close on the first of many homes this week with additional homes by the end of the month.

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. 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 www.houstontx.gov/lara.