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March 11, 2008

CitizensNet Newsletter for Specific Houston Hope Neighborhoods

Dear Trinity / Houston Gardens Community Residents:

We are proud to bring you the March 2008 monthly update on Houston Hope, through which 49 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 874 properties citywide, with 140 of these in the Trinity/Houston Garden area.

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