September 24, 2008
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.
Down payment assistance in 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.
All Houston Hope homes have Low Energy Consumption Designs!!
Six (6) new homes are near completion in Sunnyside! Find out here how you can make one yours www.houstonhopehomes.org.
There are 6 families that moved into their new home. Please welcome our new Sunnyside neighbors!
Currently, the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) has acquired 971 properties citywide to begin building more homes.
Did You Know?
Ethel M. Young Elementary, located in Sunnyside, has the CASE After School Program and the Renzulli Learning System for the gifted and talented.
If you're interested in the Sunnyside area, please contact:
Burghli Homes: 713-389-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SEKA Investments: Robert Malone 713-269-0754
Mayberry Homes: Sharone Mayberry 713-523-8585 or www.mayberryhomes.net
Holmes CDC: Mable Carter 713-731-9116 or email@example.com
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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