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September 24, 2008

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

Come see Burghli Homes' Solar and Alternative Energy Test Home on Elysian!

NEAR ZERO ENERGY!

Homeownership provides a sense of security to families and promotes strong neighborhoods. So, we are proud to announce that as of September 2008, Houston Hope has helped 120 families to purchase quality affordable homes in re-energized areas of the city.  Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's initiative to reinvest in several of Houston 's historic 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.

GREAT NEWS

Down payment assistance in the Houston Hope areas has been increased from $30,000 to $37,500.

Construction of the first $99K house will begin soon at 4015 Jewell Street in Fifth Ward. This affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient house will serve as a prototype for more houses to come.

There are 7 families that moved into their new home. Please welcome our new Near Norhtside neighbors!

Did You Know?

Free Homebuyer Education Workshops provided by Avenue CDC

Classes on the following Saturdays from 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Classes in English Classes in Spanish

September 20 and 27 September 13

October 4, 18 , and 25 October 11

November 1, 15 , and 22 November 8

Location : Washington Courtyard Apartments, Community Room

2505 Washington Avenue , Houston , TX 77007

For more information, call (713) 864-8099 .

If you're interested in the Near Northside area, please contact:

Avenue CDC: 713.864.8099 or maryl@avenuecdc.org

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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