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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Finding Community at Avenue Station

    Before finding Avenue Station, an affordable apartment community in Houston's Near Northside, Paola Martinez and her three children lived in cramped, substandard housing where they shared a single bedroom for more than a year. She did not feel safe in that area of town and worried about how their living...

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