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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  • 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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  • Creating Sustainable Homeowners with NeighborhoodLIFT

    Mr. Earl Hughes will turn 71 years old this month. For the first time in many years, he will be celebrating in a home that he owns. Mr. Hughes is a jovial man, with tons of energy, humor and zest for life. When he invited us into his home to...

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  • Tomika Artis: From Harvey to Homeownership

    When Hurricane Harvey destroyed the home of Tomika Artis, she and her two daughters were no strangers to starting over. In the past decade, the girls lost their big sister and their father, as well as their great grandmother who also lived with them. In Tomika’s words, she credits her...

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