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August 10, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
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Dear Houston Hope Community Residents,

We are proud to bring you the August 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 725 properties citywide with 150 of these in the Settegast area.

SETTEGAST

Historical fact: Although most of the Settegast community was platted before the turn of the century, 70 percent of its homes were built between World War II and 1960. Most are modest one-story frame houses.

In you're interested in the Settegast area, please contact:

Houston Habitat for Humanity at 713.671.9993 or www.houstonhabitat.org

Settegast Community News:

Houston Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the City of Houston to begin the construction of 20 new homes in Settegast. To find out how you can get involved in the construction of these homes go to www.houstonhabitat.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 Neighborhoods please go to www.houstontx.gov/lara.