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September 11, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Acres Homes

Dear Acres Homes Community Residents:


We are proud to bring you the September 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 793 properties citywide with 186 of these in the Sunnyside area.




Historical fact: In 1932, Highland Heights opened with Mrs. R. J. Mosely as the Head Teacher.  However, the structure was still not complete and Mrs. Mosely used the running board of her car for an office chair and her lap for a desk.  Permanency finally came in 1959 with the completion of a new school, Wesley Elementary.


Burghli Homes closed on the first of many homes in August, and has plans to close on more by the end of the September.


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 any of the targeted Houston Hope Neighborhoods please go to


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