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December 12 , 2007

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods
Trinity / Houston Gardens
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Dear Trinity/Houston Gardens Area Residents:

We are proud to bring you the December 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 843 properties citywide, with 134 of these in the Trinity/Houston Garden area.

TRINITY/HOUSTON GARDENS

Historical Fact: The setting and size of the lots in Houston Gardens were to be suggestive of those to be completed in October 1934 in Garden Oaks. Four different floor plans of the 80 four-room houses and twelve varying styles of exterior architecture were arranged, so that there was no repetition of appearance throughout the various streets. Also, each of the four-room home sites had two to three and a half acres of ground with fenced-in garden space, garage, and shrubbery.

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.