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October 8, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Trinity / Houston Gardens
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Dear Trinity/Houston Gardens 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 with 133 of these in the Trinity/Houston Garden area.

TRINITY/HOUSTON GARDENS

Historical Fact: Houston Gardens , a 320 acre development, was part of the first round of homestead housing projects built throughout the country. At the dedication ceremony, it was announced that 100 homes would be built in Houston Gardens , 80 four-room houses to be completed by October 1934 with 20 five-room houses to follow.

Trinity/Houston Gardens Community News:

Greater Houston Development Incorporated has begun construction of new affordable homes as builder/ CDC. If you're interested in purchasing a home in the Trinity/Houston Gardens area, please contact: GHDI 713.635.2300 or rcurtis9518@yahoo.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 targeted Houston Hope Neighborhood please go to www.houstontx.gov/lara.