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November 13, 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Trinity / Houston Gardens

Dear Trinity/Houston Gardens Area Residents:

We are proud to bring you the November 2007 monthly update on Houston Hope, through which 14 families have now been able to buy 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 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 830 properties citywide, with 134 of these in the Trinity/Houston Garden area.


Historical Fact: Although there was uniformity in lot design and park-like planning, there was to be variation in house design in Houston Gardens . Each home with its huge park-like lot was to be landscaped with evergreen shrubs, fruit trees, and fences all to be included in the cost of the home.

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

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 targeted Houston Hope Neighborhood, please go to