Visible and Lasting Improvements in Houston Neighborhoods
Avenue serves over 7,000 people annually through three main lines of business: affordable housing, family asset building, and community initiatives programming.
Since our founding in 1991, Avenue has helped revitalize Houston neighborhoods by leveraging more than $124 million in investments, including the development of 220 single-family homes, 800 rental units and 200,000+ square feet of commercial space. Our targeted investment strategy has resulted in sustainable improvements in the community we serve. Through our collaborative, cross-sector approach, Avenue seeks to promote healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods.
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Avenue Partners with Burbank Middle School for COVID Vaccine Events
Avenue’s Community Initiatives Team has been partnering with schools to deliver COVID vaccines to our residents. Burbank Middle School’s wrap around specialist, Xiomara Ardon, and her colleagues in partnership with the Houston Health Department were able to host several successful events. “We are ecstatic about the impact we are making...
Hope After the Storm
Janet Griggs is a longtime resident of Houston’s Northside and a retired postal service worker. Mrs. Griggs is mobility impaired, uses a walker and a wheelchair while her husband relies on oxygen. Their home has been impacted by all of the recent storms in Houston, and when the Winter Storm...
Supporting Homeowners with LIFT Downpayment Assistance
Avenue has completed the Neighborhood LIFT program, which began in March, 2019. LIFT is a unique down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered nationally by NeighborWorks America. The program selects different markets around the country for a one-time pot of funds to...