Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park

On October 12th, Avenue hosted the first Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park! It was the first weekend of the year that felt like autumn, and we had perfect weather to bring people together. Over 500 community members attended the festival, along with over 50 vendors and lots of exciting performances....

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Q&A with Daniel, our new Community Organizer!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your role with Avenue? Hello! My name is Daniel O Candelaria Olvera, and I am the new Community Organizer with Avenue, currently focusing on organizing around the 2020 Census. My job will be to educate the community as to what the...

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You Can’t Have “Community” without “Unity”

From October 17th – 20th, seven leaders from the Northside and Northline communities went to Chicago to attend the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), a training program offered by NeighborWorks America. The purpose of the CLI is to help community members develop their leadership skills, learn from other communities across the...

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Roadblocks to Homeownership

Buying your very own home is a dream for many Americans. But buying a house can feel unattainable due to current financial circumstances. Here are common roadblocks to home ownership and what you can do to overcome them. The four main factors to Home Ownership readiness: Debts- Current monthly debts...

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PMI affects your monthly mortgage cost. Learn how to get rid of it.

Cancelling Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? If you’ve been shopping for a conventional mortgage loan, you’ve probably come across PMI. You’re likely wondering how it applies to you. It’s easy to assume that this insurance covers you and your mortgage if you fall behind on payments. After all, it’s called...

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City of Houston Updates Down Payment Assistance Guidelines

The City of Houston Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) has recently released some new changes to its Down Payment Assistance program. For our clients that have participated in Avenue's First-Time Homebuyer Program, we wanted to communicate this information to you early in your home buying process: The HAP program will not...

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Water Safety Program at Washington Courtyards

Avenue Promotes Water Safety in Partnership with YMCA

Avenue was thrilled to partner with two YMCA branches, MD ANDERSON and HARRIET AND JOE FOSTER FAMILY, to offer a week-long Safety Around Water (SAW) Program for children and adults at several of our mixed-income multifamily properties including Washington Courtyards, Avenue Terrace, Avenue Station, and Oak Arbor Townhomes. The purpose...

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Safety Meeting at HCC brings Northline Community Together

On July 31st, residents, business owners, law enforcement representatives and community leaders met at the Houston Community College Northline Campus to discuss safety in the Northline Community. The discussion was led by a group of law enforcement representatives from Metro Police, HPD and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Stella Mireles...

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Northside Community Helps Students Get Ready for School

On August 1st, hundreds of volunteers arrived early in the morning at the ABC 13 KTRK-TV parking lot to stuff backpacks for kids in need. Volunteers worked in a large air conditioned tent resembling a well-constructed assembly line. Thousands of school supplies were stacked in boxes, while giant containers of...

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