June 14, 2007
Dear Houston Hope Community Residents,
We are proud to bring you the June/July 2007 monthly update on Houston Hope. Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White's initiative to reinvest in several of Houston 's older neighborhoods by providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure and drainage. As a participant of the Houston Hope initiative, potential buyers may qualify to receive up to $30,000 in down payment assistance.
Currently, the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) has purchased 706 properties. For a breakdown of properties, sold, under contract with builders, to breaking ground and available, please see the listing for each individual neighborhood.
The City of Houston is also partnering with Urban Harvest, Inc. to bring a community garden in the Houston Hope Neighborhoods of Acres Homes and Fifth Ward
Fact: “Trinity/Houston Gardens, takes its name from two communities: Trinity Gardens and Houston Gardens . Originally developed as communities just outside the city, each had oversized single-family home sites, allowing residents to have their own gardens.
LARA has purchased 115 properties in Trinity/Houston Gardens
If you're interested in the Trinity/Houston Gardens area, please contact:
GHDI 713.635.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity/Houston Gardens Community News:
Greater Houston Development Incorporated has spearheaded the construction of new affordable homes as builder/ CDC in the construction of 2 homes in the targeted neighborhood. Construction is scheduled to begin July 2007.
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 targeted Houston Hope Neighborhood please go to www.houstontx.gov/lara.