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August 10, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods

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 117 of these in the Sunnyside area.


Historical fact: Sunnyside was developed by H.H. Holmes on land that he purchased in 1912. It was said to be "somewhat of a rural setting on an open plain."

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

Burghli Homes: 713.389.1221 or

Oliver Builders: 281.835.5930 or

SEKA Investments: Robert Malone, 4008 Chatres St. Suite 200 Houston , Texas 77004

Holmes CDC: Mable Carter 713.731.9116 or

Sunnyside Community News:

Guiding Light CDC will be hosting a home buyer's seminar on August 18, 2007 at the Houston Business Development ( Palm Center ) 5330 Griggs, TR1 - Training Room

Houston , TX 77021 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm $20.00 registration fee.

For more information, please call 713.640.9050 or guiding_light_cdc@

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