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February 24, 2009

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
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Dear Sunnyside Residents,

Home is where the heart is.
You'll love our energy efficient homes!

We are proud to announce that as of February 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!

Green Living
All Houston HOPE Homes are Energy Star certified. Energy-efficient homes include features that increase home quality and comfort, while lowering energy demand and air pollution.

Features of Houston Hope Energy Efficient Homes

Effective insulation in floors, walls, and attics
Windows that provide comfort year-round
Efficient heating and cooling equipment
Compact fluorescent bulbs
Ventilation fans
Energy Star appliances

Benefits of Houston Hope Energy Efficient Homes

Saves on utility bills
Increases the value of home
Improves performance of appliances
Reduces your carbon footprint

If you are interested in the Sunnyside area, please contact:

Neighborhood Amenities
And if you are interested in affordable living in the Acres Homes neighborhoods, you will be glad to know about other community amenities, such as public libraries. In the Sunnyside area, your library is

Johnson Neighborhood Library
3517 Reed Rd.
Houston, Texas 77051
Phone: 832-393-2550

For more information, visit the Houston Public Library Department's website at http://www.houstonlibrary.org

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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