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October 8, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Near Northside

Dear Near Northside Community Residents:

We are proud to bring you the October 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 820 properties citywide.


Historical fact: In 1850, because of the availability of large tracts of undeveloped land, the Northside Village area became the site of the majority of rail lines and the Southern Pacific Railroad facilities in this part of the city.

Avenue CDC will begin construction on 10 affordable homes on October 8, 2007 .

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

Avenue CDC at 713.864.8099 or

If you would like to learn more about Houston Hope please call 713.522.HOME or visit 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