Hurricane Harvey: One Year Later

In the twelve months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Avenue has evolved and grown to meet the need for disaster recovery assistance in underserved communities. With the addition of the Avenue Housing Recovery Center and an expanded home repair program, we geared up to take on the task...

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Home after Harvey: Joseph and Theresa

Joseph and Theresa live in a cute little blue house in the Eastex/Jensen area of Houston. Joseph, a forklift driver, grew up in this house as a kid where he lived with his parents, one sister and three brothers. It’s been in his family since the 1960’s. When Hurricane Harvey...

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Staff Spotlight: Fred Lazare

In a new regular feature on the Avenue blog, we are shining the spotlight on the amazing individuals that make up the Avenue team. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, education, work experience, and motivations, each employee at Avenue brings something unique and valuable to our programs and the...

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Avenue Summer Family Festival 2018

Three years ago, Avenue began a planning process in Northline in partnership with residents and institutions in the neighborhood. Individual meetings with residents led to coffee with institutions, which led to more individual meetings, which led to conversations about safety, education, health, and big dreams for the community of Northline....

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Avenue’s Homebuyer Newsletter | Volume 3 | June 2018

Sustainable Homeownership. Why it Matters.   Most of us remember the uncertainty that the recession in 2008 caused. In 2010 the government stepped in with the Dodd-Frank law in order to help prevent another financial and mortgage meltdown.  Recently, there have been some rollbacks to this law. In particular, home...

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Flood Prevention through Active Landscaping

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of water onto the US Gulf Coast - nearly 80,000 homes across Texas took on 18 inches of floodwater or more. Hurricane Harvey damaged an estimated 120,000 single family homes in Harris County alone. With the start of...

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Staff Spotlight: Noel Marie Baldovino

In a new regular feature on the Avenue blog, we will be shining the spotlight on the amazing individuals that make up the Avenue team. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, education, work experience, and motivations, each employee at Avenue brings something unique and valuable to our programs and...

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Spring Homebuyer Toolkit

Homebuyer Toolkit Ready to find your perfect home? Avenue is here to help Houstonians become sustainable homebuyers. Here are four tips that will help you successfully navigate the home buying process. 1. Strengthen your credit score before you look for a mortgage. Many people are confused about their credit score...

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Avenue’s Homebuyer Newsletter | Volume 2 | May 2018

Rent Stress. It’s real. There is always a big push at the beginning of the year to focus on resolutions like healthy eating, exercising and mindfulness. Most of our resolutions center around reducing stress. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles and studies focused on how we can reduce...

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