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January 24, 2023

City to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Commons at West Tidwell
New Homes for Acres Homes - a City of Houston Initiative

WHAT: Mayor Sylvester Turner will join other city of Houston officials and partners to celebrate the     groundbreaking of New Homes on Acres Homes Phase 1 – Commons at West Tidwell, an   affordable single-family home development in Houston’s historic Acres Homes community.

WHEN: January 26, 2022, arrival at 1:15 p.m. ... Ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: 1566 W. Tidwell Road, Houston, TX 77091 ... (entrance for the event is off Paul Quinn St.)

The City of Houston is partnering with Oracle City Homes to develop single-family homes on three sites in the Acres Homes community. The project known as New Homes for Acres Homes is a three-phase project. The groundbreaking will occur in Phase 1, Commons at West Tidwell.

Commons at West Tidwell is a gated community with 47 single-family homes, 15 of which are reserved as affordable. The two and three-story energy-efficient homes will have three-floor plans for owners to choose from, ranging between 1,440 to 1,733 square feet. Other amenities include walkways, green spaces, and ample guest parking.

Acres Homes is part of the Affordable Home Development Program (AHDP). Through the AHDP, both for and non-profit developers receive funding from the City of Houston to make homes attainable for Houstonians earning up to 120% AMI.

This development aligns with Mayor Turner’s goal to add single-family homes and multifamily apartment units to the city’s home inventory to address the need for affordable housing in Houston.

Note: Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate foot attire as the groundbreaking will occur on a construction site.

Participants include:
- Mayor Sylvester Turner (speaking)
- Rick Clark, Principal, Oracle City Homes (speaking)
- Deputy Director Derek Sellers, Housing and Community Development
- Councilmember Tarsha Jackson, District B
- Councilmember Tiffany Thomas, District F
- Community leaders and partners