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March 30, 2009

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
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Dear Near Northside Residents,

SPRING INTO YOUR NEW HOUSTON HOPE HOME!

We are proud to announce that as of March 2009, Houston Hope has helped hundreds of families to own quality affordable homes in improved areas of the city.

Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's action plan to improve several of Houston's historic neighborhoods by coordinating public safety programs, restoring existing homes, providing quality new affordable homes, and improving infrastructure and drainage.

Qualified home buyers may receive up to $37,500 in down payment assistance to purchase a home in a targeted area.

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

You can be the next home owner!

Community Amenities
The Health and Human Services Department currently offers 9 multi-service centers that provide a variety of services to the different communities throughout the city.

Some examples of these services are: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, child care (day care), senior programs, rental space, etc. Services vary by location.

The multi-service centers closest to Near Northside are:

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W. Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77091
713-694-9274

West End Multi-Service Center
170 Heights Blvd
Houston, Texas 77007
713-803-1050

For detailed information, visit the Health and Human Services Department's website at http://www.houstontx.gov/health/

Community News
Ten (10) beautiful new homes have just been completed and are now for sale in the Near Northside. These 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are all Energy Star certified. The estimated monthly payment is $785/month including principal, interest, taxes and insurance, based on a 5.25% interest rate on a 30-year loan, APR 5.32%.

All homes qualify for the Houston Hope subsidy of $37,500 to each homebuyer. 

Open house every Sunday, 2-5 p.m., 4517 Gano, Houston, TX 77009. Call Avenue CDC for more information or to register for a free Homebuyer Education class, 713-864-9099.

If you're interested in the Near Northside 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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