November 13, 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.