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October 8, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods

Dear Sunnyside 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 130 these in the Sunnyside area.


Historical fact: H.H. Holmes platted the Sunnyside community or his "little town" known as Sunnyside Place . To encourage people to move out his way, Holmes offered low priced housing to anyone who wanted to live in his new community.

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

Mayberry Homes: Sharone Mayberry 713.523.8585 or

Holmes CDC: Mable Carter 713.731.9116 or

Burghli homes began construction in Sunnyside last month on Grandview .

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