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September 11, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Independence Heights
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Dear Independence Heights 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 73 of these in the Fifth Ward area.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS

Historical fact: Around 1908, Independence Heights was the first major neighborhood developed by the Wright Land Company, which named the area and laid out all the dirt streets. As originally platted, this community covers approximately 329 acres

 

Catholic Charities, Inc. will begin construction of 3 model homes in September of 2007.

 

If you're interested in the Independence Heights area, please contact:

Catholic Charities: 713.874.6736 or bkol@catholiccharities.org

 

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 Neighborhood please go to www.houstontx.gov/lara.



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